Actress Lena Dunham vowed to move to Canada if Donald Trump won the presidential election. Well, we all know how that turned out. So is Dunham headed east to cosmopolitan Toronto or west to beautiful Vancouver?
Turns out the creator and star of HBO’s “Girls” isn’t going anywhere. Dunham published an explanation stating why she’s staying in the states and how she’s dealing with social-media trolls who want to know if she needs help packing her bags.
Dunham said talk about moving north of the border was just a throwaway line — as many have made on both sides of the political divide for decades, and usually always in jest — but that she believes she can make a difference through her work.
“It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada,” she said. “It’s harder to see, and to love, the people who fill your mailbox with hate. It’s harder to see what needs to be done and do it. It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once.”
Dunham ended her Instagram note by saying she can try to make it in Trump’s American, and asked her her fans to try with her.
She initially made the remark about moving to Canada back in April as she attended an award ceremony aimed at honoring top females working in communications.
“I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there,” Dunham said at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will.”
If you’re unfamiliar with “Girls” check out the brief trailer for the final season Dunham posted to her Instagram.