Last night, actress Tess Thompson shared an image of several famous women in Hollywood who helped work on the Time's Up initiative, which works towards fighting on systemic oppression, underrepresentation, discrimination and abuse across the world.
The now deleted picture included the likes of Susan Sarandon, Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and America Ferrera.
While the image was undoubtedly intended to be a celebration of activists coming together in support of the anti-sexual-harassment initiative, it's unintentionally provoked controversy as a result of Lena Dunham's inclusion in the snap.
'Why is Lena Dunham there?' one commenter wrote on Thompson's post. 'She's part of the problem. No thank you to Time's Up.'
In November, the star took to Twitter to apologise for defending Girls writer Murray Miller who was accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau when she was 17.
Miller denies the allegation.
'I support this initiative and the fight for gender justice and am really glad that the movement is growing,' another fan wrote. 'I however am perplexed by the inclusion of Lena Dunham, a woman who publicly accused a young sexual assault survivor of colour, Aurora Perrineau, of lying about her assault.'
In response, Thompson wrote a statement in which she explained that Dunham - who also shared the image - wasn't actually part of the Time's Up initiative to begin with.
'Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months,' she wrote.
'We hosted an open house for the actresses for red carpet messaging and Lena presence was a surprise to us all. This is a time of reckoning. And for many, a re-education. So many women also have real work to do. I'm afraid it's too nuanced a conversation to have on this platform. But I hear you, and know that your thoughts and words are not lost on me. It's been discussed.'
Today, the Thor Ragnarok clarified her comments about Dunham's lack of involvement with the movement with a statement on Twitter.
'I sometimes lack finesse in navigating social media. Hard to discuss issues with nuance there. A response I made to comments on an Instagram became fodder for a piece that I believe was designed to create conflict where there isn't any,' she began the post.
'It's perhaps more complex than that. But I, in no way, want to diminish Lena Dunham and her work, her voice, and her importance. We have spoken and she knows my heart. I feel a responsibility to women that have sometimes felt ignored, dismissed, and underrepresented. They are my beacons. I regret that my words were misinterpreted to distract from the most important thing: The Time's Up campaign is for everyone, in all capacities, contributions big and small. It doesn't belong to any one. It is for us all.
'The beauty of this huge collaboration has been a group of countless committed people who have come together for a shared purpose. To create change. And it is such a powerful thing. I stand, humbled, with everyone involved. Linked not ranked.'
Dunham - who has reportedly split from her boyfriend of five years, music producer Jack Antonoff - reportedly told IndieWire following the comments by Thompson: 'I was honoured to be invited to the meeting by a close friend and to observe the work that these amazing women have been doing the past few months.
'For highly personal reasons, I've been unable to join previous efforts but being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful. I've worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.'
The news comes amid comments from actress Rose McGowan who called members of Hollywood who wore black to Sunday night's Golden Globes as 'fake'.