Girls creator Lena Dunham is thankful for the cruel messages she receives on Twitter.
The 27-year-old actress created and stars in Girls, which is loved by many. But the show has also attracted swathes of criticism due to its candid subject matters and nudity.
She took to Twitter on Sunday to thank all her followers, and haters, after another season of Girls came to an end.
“Thank you so much to all who watch, don’t watch and send messages joyful and cruel re: @girlsHBO! We are thankful for the love and dialogue.” she wrote.
“We are truly humbled by the time people take to watch and discuss, and for the ways you enlighten us with your reactions and critiques.”
The season three finale of Girls aired in the US on Sunday night with production on season four to start later this week.
“Til’ next year! Back to tweeting about Scandal, dog health and how weird boyz are. (sic)” Dunham tweeted.
“Hey @girlsHBO crew, see you tomorrow at the FIRST production meeting of #season4 cc: @campsucks @JuddApatow” she added.
Dunham plays Hannah Horvath in Girls and has come under fire for her choice to go nude in several episodes.
During a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, Dunham shocked some viewers when she stripped off.
She caused a storm on the social networking site when she replied to the backlash with: “Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He’s been making me! (sic)”
She later apologised for the remark.
“I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy,” she wrote.
“SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience, so I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage.
“But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed.”
* Girls is shown in Australia on Foxtel channel Showcase.