Last week, Lisa Lampanelli referred to Lena Dunham as her N word but with an a on the end instead of an er
. Lisa was universally condemned and her explanation was ridiculous. Lena Dunham stayed silent. Nothing for an entire week. On Thursday the very respected writer Shayla Pierce wrote an article on xojane.com about why it is never ok to use the N word and how Lena, by her silence basically approved of what Lisa had said. The piece finally got Lena to talk and she said that the reason she did not say anything was because she did not want a Twitter war and that she was very uncomfortable with the use of the N word and apologized. How was there a Twitter war? Lena could have released a statement from one of her army of publicists. She is a brilliant writer who could have released a statement of her own. Instead she stayed silent until she was personally called out. Shayla accepted Lena's apology. Would Lena have ever said anything if she was not confronted about it?