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Amy Schumer Defends Lena Dunham Following Her Controversial Comments About Odell Beckham Jr.

"I love Lena. I know she has the best intentions," the comedian said on #WWHL.

Lena Dunham came under fire earlier this month for comments she made about feeling rejected by Odell Beckham Jr. at this year's Met Gala during an interview with Amy Schumer in her Lenny newsletter. Critics blasted Lena for accusing the New York Giants wide receiver of misogyny, perpetuating racial stereotypes, and her own arrogance. 

Though Lena has since apologized to Odell, who briefly commented on the interview while talking to The New York Times, Amy had mostly stayed quiet on the matter — that was until she appeared on Watch What Happens Live Monday night. 

Amy addressed the controversy during a round of "Plead the Fifth," answering host Andy Cohen's question about whether she found Lena's comments offensive or if the whole thing was overblown (clip above). “I think people definitely target Lena. I think everybody has room to learn more about other cultures and racism. What’s offensive and what’s not. I spoke up a little bit just because I want to get my girl's back. I love Lena. I know she has the best intentions. I think we all have room to learn," she said. "I can’t think of anybody I’m racist against, you know what I mean? When I get accused of that I’m just like, ‘You got the wrong Jew. You got the wrong Jew. You’re barking up the wrong Jew.'" 

Amy was also not shy when it came to naming names of actresses who declined to appear in the "Last F***able Day" sketch, which opened Season 3 of Inside Amy Schumer in April 2015 and featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, and Patricia Arquette. The comedian revealed that Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon said no to appearing in the sketch. 

Amy wasn't as open when it came to Andy's very first question in this round of "Plead the Fifth." She pled the fifth when the host asked her about the fate of Inside Amy Schumer and whether it would be returning for a fifth and final season sometime in the future.

Still, she didn't hold back when it came to a couple of other high-profile figures: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. See what she had to say about Monday night's presidential debate, below.

 

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