Friday, November 11, 2016
Lena Dunham promised she’d move to Canada if Donald Trump became president — but she backed out of the pledge on social media Friday.
The “Girls” actress swore in April there was “100 percent chance” she’d flee to the land of maple syrup, hockey and Nickelback if The Donald was elected.
“I love Canada. I think that it’s a great place, and there’s an area in Vancouver that I find beautiful and appealing, and I can conduct business from there,” she said at the 2016 Matrix Awards.
But when critics asked on social media when she planned to pack her bags, she copped out Friday.
“For those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime,” she posted on Instagram, along with an image from the Dr. Seuss children’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.“
“I will go many places in my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light,” she wrote.
“I can’t wait for all of this, and for the change to come, as we use what we’ve been given to protect those who can’t protect themselves. What are you living for?” she added.
Actress Amy Schumer also claimed on Instagram earlier this week that her promise to “move to Spain or somewhere” if Trump was elected was just a joke.
Cher — who vowed to leave the planet if Trump won — hasn’t said yet whether she plans to fire up a rocket ship.