Everything Lena Dunham Publicly Apologized for in 2016 (and Also 2015 and 2014)

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Lena Dunham campaigns for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Eight Seven Central screen printers in Des Moines, Iowa, January 9. Brian C. Frank/Reuters

Lena Dunham has had a year! She kicked off 2016 by campaigning the hell out of Iowa for Hillary Clinton and ended it by infuriating both the left and the right with a thoroughly mystifying comment about wishing she'd had an abortion. Somewhere in between, she turned 30 and made a rap video titled "Sensual Pantsuit Anthem." Lena Dunham is sorry! (For the abortion comment. Not the rap video.)

"I say sorry all day," Dunham wrote in a May essay titled "My Apology Addiction," "which doesn't make sense considering I'm not a warlord, a drunk driver, or a pizza delivery guy speeding down 6th Avenue on a fixed gear bike scaring the shit out of pedestrians. I am a woman who is sometimes right, sometimes wrong but somehow always sorry."

Indeed. Anyway, here is a nostalgic look back at every public apology the Girls star issued in 2016, as well as a few oldies but goodies from 2015 and 2014, in reverse chronological order.

SUPER-WEIRD ABORTION COMMENT (December 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for saying she wishes she had had an abortion.

BOOKSOUP-GATE (November 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for being too sick to make a scheduled appearance at BookSoup.

So sorry to miss folks at @BookSoup today! I'm so thankful for the chance to be an indie bookseller but am alas under the weather ☹️📕

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 27, 2016

DAY OF ATONEMENT (October 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for "everything." (Occasion: Yom Kippur.)

PROJECTING HER INSECURITIES ONTO A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THIS NARRATIVE (September 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for telling a story about being seated next to Odell Beckham Jr. at the Met Gala in which she elaborately imagines his internal monologue and accuses him of judging her body type and thinking, "That's a dog," despite the fact that he did not verbalize anything to that effect.

BRIEF FEUD WITH SPANISH MAGAZINE (March 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for accusing the Spanish magazine Tentaciones of Photoshopping her on its cover.

HILLARY-RELATED NON-TROVERSY (January 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for accidentally referring to Hillary Clinton by her first name during a speech in New Hampshire.

RANDOM TWEET (January 2016)

Lena Dunham apologizes for hyperventilating after Courteney Cox tweeted at her.

@CourteneyCox sorry, to busy hyperventilating over this response to do anything else. COURTNEY.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 27, 2016

VERY, VERY BAD ANALOGY (September 2015)

Lena Dunham apologizes for comparing Gawker and Jezebel to an abusive husband.

TUNA-GATE (April 2015)

Lena Dunham apologizes for thinking that anyone who posts a picture of tuna salad is a monster.

I'm sorry but anyone who posts a picture of tuna salad is a monster

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 17, 2015

SOMEHOW AN EVEN WORSE ANALOGY (January 2015)

Lena Dunham apologizes for comparing the Bill Cosby rape scandal to the Holocaust.

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY IN HER BOOK (December 2014)

Lena Dunham apologizes to the man who was falsely identified as her rapist after she used a pseudonym to refer to the person who sexually assaulted her in college in her memoir.

THE FAUX-MOLESTATION SCANDAL EVERYONE WANTS TO FORGET (November 2014)

Lena Dunham apologizes for her "comic use" of the term "sexual predator" in a passage of her book that stirred up a right-wing molestation controversy.

MISSED BOOK APPEARANCES (November 2014)

Lena Dunham apologizes for missing scheduled appearances in Antwerp and Berlin:

To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 2, 2014

German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 3, 2014

FEUD WITH GAWKER, PART 7,551 (SEPTEMBER 2014)

Lena Dunham apologizes for how hard it is to get a press copy of her book (it's Gawker's fault):

@AmyKinLA @katespencer I've heard, I'm sorry! It's Gawker's fault #leaks- thank you for caring xo

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 9, 2014

Related: Let's revisit the highly publicized vegan dinner party Lena Dunham held in 11th grade

UNCOMFORTABLE JOKE ABOUT BEING MOLESTED BY UNCLE (March 2014)

Lena Dunham apologizes for making a weird molestation joke on Twitter.

I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 10, 2014

THE SECRET SHAME OF THE AIRPORT HOT DOG (December 2013)

Lena Dunham apologizes for eating a hot dog for breakfast at the airport.

I ate a Nathan's hot dog for breakfast at the airport and, in doing so, disappointed my friends and family. It is to them I must apologize.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) December 30, 2013

The Collected Apologies of Lena Dunham: An Anthology will be published by Random House in 2032, probably.