Lena Dunham, 28, has a personal tweeter.
The Girls creator admits she began getting overwhelmed by social networking website Twitter and deleted the app from her phone, so she now sends her 147-character comments to a friend who posts from her official account and lets her know if she needs to respond to anything.
She said: ”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.”
The actress – who is in a relationship with rocker Jack Antonoff – admits she used to dismiss the comments when she read them but realized they were affecting her as she couldn’t stop thinking about them throughout the day.
Speaking at Hollywood’s annual PaleyFest at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre yesterday, she said: ”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!”