There are some issues apparently Melissa Joan Hart can’t clarify, together with a rumor about her holding a long-standing grudge in opposition to Lena Dunham.
Surely earlier than this weekend, the previous teen star and the “Girls” creator have by no means been talked about in the identical sentence. But, in line with the blind merchandise Instagram account Deuxmoi, the 2 have been “frenemies” for years now.
In an Instagram submit shared on Friday, Hart put the rumors to relaxation after “numerous friends” requested her about their rivalry, insisting that she’s by no means even met Dunham.
“I’m truly confused. We have no ‘beef’ and as far as I remember we haven’t even had the pleasure of meeting,” she wrote alongside screenshots in regards to the pair’s alleged historical past. “I’m a fan of Lena’s work and all that she does to support females in our industry and hope to share a latte someday.”
One blind merchandise submitted to Deuxmoi claimed that Hart “has it out” for Dunham, alleging that the 2 are linked as a result of the filmmaker’s father was near the creator of Hart’s former Nickelodeon present “Clarissa Explains It All.”
“The dinner party fight about child drag queens was just one piece of the puzzle,” the message learn. “Melissa has a knack for alienating people in her life — they disappear like magic.”
A second Deuxmoi tip claimed that Hart had additionally dodged questions on Dunham throughout a current Instagram Live.
Hart insisted that there was no fact behind the hypothesis, encouraging her followers to not be fooled by “flashy links” that “pretend to give you hot gossip that doesn’t exist.”
“Please be careful not to get caught up in the hateful rhetoric of these sites that promote division and spew crap to make a profit,” she concluded her message alongside the hashtag #MyTedTalk.
Dunham has but to handle the rumors or publicly reply to Hart’s submit.
Dunham is not any stranger to sparking backlash, however stated earlier this yr that she’s “respectfully resigned” from being a supply of fixed controversy.
And, despite a cringey tweet now and then, she’s principally lived as much as her phrase, dedicating herself to her work as a director, together with the medieval coming of age movie “Catherine Called Birdy” and the comedy “Sharp Stick,” which had been each launched this yr.
Apart from roles in Lifetime motion pictures, together with the upcoming movie “Dirty Little Secret,” Hart has largely targeted on elevating her three kids with husband Mark Wilkerson. She rose to fame starring within the Nickelodeon sitcom “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” which celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary final yr.