Lena Dunham has a personal tweeter

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2015 17:08 IST

Hollywood actor 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, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The 28-year-old says 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 explains, "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."

She adds, "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!"

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