Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actress Lena Dunham says she no longer handles her Twitter account and has a personal tweeter, who posts on the social media site on her behalf.
“I stopped looking at my own Twitter. I send the tweets to someone… and she posts them for me — she lets me know if there’s an important response. It became a little too much,” Dunham said at Hollywood’s annual PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre here,
The 28-year-old said she used to dismiss the comments when she read them, but realised they were affecting her as she couldn’t stop thinking about them throughout the day.
She explained: “This is advice I would have for everyone — whether you have a million followers or whether you have seven followers, because we all deal with the complexity of people being able to say things to you anonymously from behind the veil of the internet — which is that you think you can take it all, 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.
“I was like ‘The spelling’s so bad, I’m not taking these people seriously; they have eggs for avatars, I don’t care!’
“And you walk through the day and these horrible phrases are being repeated through your head… There are things that affect me; I’m weird, I’m affected by violence, threats of rape, I’m a mess!”