Lena Dunham accused of lying about eating a whole cheesecake the first time she did poppers

Once she popped, she allegedly couldn’t stop

Louis Chilton
Monday 18 May 2020 10:50
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Lena Dunham says taking poppers made her eat entire cheesecake

Lena Dunham has been accused of lying during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, in which she described her first time taking the drug amyl nitrate, known as poppers.

Speaking on the programme, the Girls star said: “The one time I did poppers, because I love to surround myself with beautiful homosexuals, the one time I tried poppers in my early twenties, it led to me eating a whole cheesecake.

“I don’t think that’s what’s supposed to happen,” she added.

Interviewer Andy Cohen and singer Dua Lipa, who was also included in the so-called “Dua Lena” segment, seemed to doubt the veracity of Dunham’s anecdote.

“I’ve never gotten hungry from poppers,” remarked Cohen.

Dunham started trending on Twitter when one viewer posted a clip of the interview, saying: “Lena Dunham just lied on tv by saying the ‘one time she did poppers’ it ‘made her eat a whole cheesecake’ that’s not how it works girl what.

She continued: “This was [part of] a very cursed segment w Dua Lipa and Lena called “Dua Lena” and neither Andy nor Dua believed her and u could tell.”

The initial tweet received more than 75,000 likes, with many users expressing incredulity at Dunham’s claims.

As people were quick to point out, increased apetite is typically not a side effect of the party drug.

Dunham has spoken openly about her drug use in the past, including her addiction to prescription pills in the aftermath of a hysterectomy in 2017.

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