Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift did not attend the Women's March in Washington DC

Lena Dunham has come to her friend, Taylor Swift's rescue. The Bad Blood singer has faced backlash for not speaking out during the 2016 US presidential election and being absent from the Women's March on Washington DC.

In her interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Dunham explained why she doesn't have a problem with Swift's silence. She told the magazine, "I just think everyone has to do it their way. When I was lesser known, I was like, "Who could not share their opinion?" Then I found out that when you talk about politics, people straight up tweet you the floor plan of your house and say they're coming to your house. You have to f*****g watch it because people are nuts."

The Girl creator and actor is however is impressed with how Swift has handled her career. "She's been in the public eye since she was 15. I felt young when my career started and I was 23, 24. When I met her, she was newly 22, and she was a f*****g seasoned pro at this stuff. Watching the way that she understands the vicissitudes of the cycle, and she just keeps making her work, – that's just really impressive to me."

The 30-year-old said that she does not want to be a slave to public opinion.

Dunham said, "That's how I hope to live my life, which is not as a slave to public opinion, but just as somebody who continues to make things. She's truly just an artist who has to make things to survive. I guess that's what we have most in common."

"And she's never not making music. If people know about it or they don't, she's never not making music, and that's like, something that I've really watched with a lot of admiration. Because she's been put through the ringer, and she's continued to make her work. People who understand how to protect themselves but aren't so beaten down that they can't be creative – that to me is the greatest," she added.

Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in 2014 Reuters