Lena Dunham joins American Horror Story, hits back at haters

Lena Dunham is headed for American Horror Story

As Page Six reported, the former Girls star is gearing up to join the cast for a one-off episode during the popular FX series' seventh season. The show's co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to announce the news. 

"Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family," he wrote. "Always wanted to work together, and now we r!"

But unfortunately, some social media users did not share his excitement and criticized the casting decision. As Us Weekly documented, one Twitter user wrote, "Lena Dunham on AHS as if the show couldn't go anymore downhill…sad." Meanwhile, another person tweeted, "I'm glad everyone on twitter could put their political views aside and all agree that Lena Dunham on ahs is a no go." Harsh. 

However, Dunham, who is no stranger to both receiving criticism online and expressing body positivity, had no problem shutting down the internet trolls with an epic mirror selfie on Instagram. Dressed in a brown latex bodysuit and donning a sparkly tiara, the 31-year-old wrote in the caption, "It's only important to me that people know as they're busy tweeting bulls**t about me I'm most often dressed in a latex suit and crystal crown working from home on imagining new worlds #blessedb*tch."

As Us Weekly reported earlier this week, Murphy has recently taken to social media to share other details about AHS' upcoming season, including a series of clues about its title, which is set to be revealed on Thursday, July 20. 

Apart from these cryptic clues, Murphy told the publication that fans of the show can expect to see "a modern-day story" played out by actors Sarah Paulson, Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Colton Haynes, and Leslie Grossman. Season seven is set to premiere in September 2017.