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UPDATE: Lena Dunham has responded to criticism and has released a series of tweets that suggest she will compensate her book-tour performers.
Lena Dunham kicks off her nationwide book tour tomorrow for her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl. But, this won't be any ordinary book tour. In fact, it's more like a concert series. Some of Dunham's appearances will include seven performers, functioning as hype men. But, word on the street is the Girls creator isn't paying these artists, many of whom auditioned for the roles.
As for Dunham, her only response so far appears to be in a tweet she posted last night:
Dunham is the daughter of NYC artists, and has long championed New York's struggling artistic community. She's even expressed concerns about how NYC's creative population is being priced out of the city. So, we sincerely hope that the woman who once said, "We can't have our generation's Patti Smith moving to Tampa. That's going to seriously fuck our shit up," will put her money where her mouth is.