Staunch feminist and creator of HBO’s Girls Lena Dunham is not a fan of Canadian-born singer and lyricist Justin Bieber’s latest release.
Taking to social media to voice her objection to the lyrics of Bieber’s new single ‘What Do You Mean?’, which has quickly risen to number one on the charts since its August 28 release, according to Hollywood Life magazine, Dunham posted the following tweet a day after the youngster performed the track at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday:
Let's do away with pop songs where a girl nods yes when she means no and vice versa, k?— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 31, 2015
Hinting that the song is an example of negative commentary on consensual sex, Dunham, 29, appeared to have taken offence to such lyrics as “What do you mean?/When you nod your head yes/But you wanna say no/What do you mean?”
When asked about the meaning behind the track, Bieber, 21, told broadcaster Ryan Seacrest, “Girls are often just flip-floppy. They say something and they mean something else. So, what do you mean? I don’t really know, that’s why I’m asking.”
In short: The Biebs, like many a young man before him, is dumbfounded by the opposite sex.
Dunham, who is also an Oberlin College graduate and author of the bestselling Not That Kind of Girl, ought to have spotted that.
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