Sarah Palin took to Facebook earlier this week to slam Lena Dunham and the media’s treatment of the Duggar family, calling Dunham a “pedophile” for her actions as a 7-year old girl, which were documented in Dunham’s memoir Not That Kind Of Girl.
Palin especially takes umbrage at the fact that the Duggar family has been repeatedly called onto the carpet in recent weeks by the media for Josh Duggar’s actions–sexually molesting several young girls when he was a teenager, some of whom were his own sisters–when Dunham’s alleged actions were labeled by many as simple childhood curiosity. Dunham wrote in her book that as a 7-year old, she touched her 1-year old sister inappropriately and later bribed her with candy for kisses. Many found the passages about that time in her life upsetting, however, and the controversy still rages on as to whether Dunham was a sexual predator.
“Do I think what Lena Dunham did to her sister was sexual assault? Yes. And to those of you who have defended her heinous actions, YOUR voice is silencing to many commenters who openly discussed their own experiences of incest, sexual assault, etc. … It’s NOT NORMAL. It’s NOT OKAY,” wrote Lachrista Greco of Guerrilla Feminism.
Despite the backlash Dunham received, Palin insists that the liberal media is flooding news feeds with hypocrisy, and shared a Facebook post her daughter Bristol wrote.
“HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH OFF EVERYONE’S SEXUAL “EXPERIMENTS” AS YOU HAUGHTILY ENJOY REWARDS FOR YOUR OWN PERVERSION? YOU PEDOPHILE, YOU. Radical liberals in media who have total control over public narratives are disgusting hypocrites, so says my daughter,” Palin wrote.
The Duggar family–stars of TLC’s 19 Kids And Counting–have been all over the headlines in recent weeks after a police report surfaced with details of Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to tell their side of the story this week, but the interview has been widely criticized after it was reported that they held back some information, including the fact that they allegedly did not cooperate fully with a police investigation at the time. No charges were ever filed against Josh.