“Girls” creator Lena Dunham has had a change of heart, announcing on Monday that she will pay seven artists who are slated to open for her at several stops on her book tour, reports TheWrap.com.
The change of heart comes after Gawker noted that Dunham had worked out the math on her plans to feature warmup acts that weren’t getting paid.
Gawker noted that Dunham makes an estimated $6 million per year and received a book advance of $3.7 million. She also is estimated to generate $304,000 in revenue from the book tour.
Dunham tweeted, “As an artist raised by artists, no one believes more than I do that creators should be fairly compensated for their work.” She added in another tweet, “The fact that Gawker pointed this out really proves Judd Apatow’s saying that ‘a good note can come from anywhere.’”