Lena Dunham Reveals Why Twitter Is Too Much For Her

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If you're one of Lena Dunham's more than 2 million Twitter followers, we have some bad news for you: She's not reading your tweets. The actress talked social media at the Girls panel at PaleyFest in Los Angeles over the weekend, where she spilled that she doesn't look at her Twitter account anymore.

The tweets, however, still come from her: Dunham sends them to someone who posts them for her and fills her in on anything important going on in the Twittersphere.

Dunham explained why it became too much for her and offered some advice for anyone using social media — celebrity or not. "You think you can take it all," she told the crowd. "Like, ‘Oh my God, that’s so funny, somebody called me a fat cow who deserves to be dragged through the street.’ But, it does affect you internally."

Pretending you're indifferent to mean things people say about you? That only works for so long. "I was like, ‘The spelling’s so bad, I’m not taking these people seriously. They have eggs for avatars, I don’t care!’ Then you walk through the day, and these horrible phrases are being repeated through your head."

We've all been there: trying our hardest to convince ourselves that something doesn't bother us, when it really does. Next time it happens, pull a Dunham and just admit it — even if you don't have an auditorium filled with people to sympathize with you.
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