Lena Dunham Not Moving to Canada: 'I'll Survive' and 'Fight' Trump

"It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada."

Uncross your fingers, folks. This may come as a shock to some of you, and may even ruin your Thanksgiving weekend, but we regret to inform you that actress Lena Dunham will not keep her promise and move to Canada.

In a post to Instagram prior to Thanksgiving, Dunham shared part of a written letter she claims to have received. "Don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you cross the border into Canada," the letter allegedly read.

Characterizing herself once again as a warrior against oppression, the Girls star exclaims that she now feels more motivated than ever to stay in Trump's America and "survive" the onslaught of patriarchal tyranny. 

"And you know what else I’ve realized I can survive, as a Jewish pro-choice sexual assault survivor with a queer family member and a belief that we are all exactly & beautifully equal?" she wrote. "I can survive staying in this country, MY country, to fight and live and use my embarrassment of blessings to do what’s right."

"It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada," she continued. "It’s harder to see, and to love, the people who fill your mailbox with hate. It’s harder to see what needs to be done and do it."

Despite Dunham's assertions, she did not merely "joke about moving to Canada," but boasted a "100 percentchance of moving there. As the French say, "Trompe l'oeil" – "Deceive the eye."

"It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once," she concluded before welcoming all her Instagram followers to "try" with her.  

 

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