Odell Beckham Jr. is playing this one perfectly.
Lena Dunham, star of the HBO show “Girls,” recently tore into Beckham regarding his demeanor at the 2016 Met Gala. She then apologized with a lengthy Instagram post, and Beckham talked about the matter with a not-so-lengthy quote to Complex.
“I don’t have enough information to really speak on it,” Beckham said. “We’ll see what happens from there. I never want any problems with anybody in this world.”
Less is more, in this case.
Here is what Dunham originally said about Beckham, to Amy Schumer for a Lenny Letter interview:
“I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean—he just seemed confused. The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f***it? Is it wearing a …yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.
“It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'”
And here is Dunham’s apology:
“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage. This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts.”