Lena Dunham is dealing with backlash after Steven Spielberg tapped the “Women” creator to adapt the real-life story of a Syrian refugee’s unimaginable survival story. Followers and critics alike known as out the liberal star for telling a narrative that they consider isn’t hers to inform.
In accordance with Selection, Dunham was employed by co-producers Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope Extra Highly effective Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Unbelievable Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.”
The e-book, written by United Nations Excessive Commissioner chief spokeswoman Melissa Fleming, tells the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mom of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden who was stranded at sea for days holding her two babies in her arms on an inflatable water ring.
Dunham announced the news on her Twitter, prompting many to leap on the white actress for telling the story of a Syrian refugee — they argue the job ought to go to writers of Syrian descent.
“An individual along with your platform wants to offer the opprotunity (sic) for actual refugees to inform their tales. Their voices have to be heard, not yours,” one user responded.
“Can I respectfully recommend that if this undertaking occurs, you contain as many Syrians and refugees as doable within the making of it? You might have an enormous platform to get tales out, however I feel it could be an indication of fine religion to incorporate the individuals whose story you’re telling,” another echoed.
“Plz don’t do that. Not your story in any respect, and that may actually suck for our group to have a white model of this story be the one model lots of people are uncovered to,” someone else said.
“You recognize there are refugees and individuals who have expericence (sic) working with them who can write screenplays however yeah, Lena Dunham,” a more sarcastic user noted.
The above tweets are only a pattern of a number of the negativity being unfold about Dunham’s involvement within the undertaking as individuals far and extensive appear to not be on board with Spielberg and Abrams’ choice. As of this writing, neither Dunham, Spielberg nor Abrams have responded to the backlash over her being tapped to jot down the undertaking.