The final episode of HBO’s Girls aired on the 16th of April of this year, but three weeks on there is one thing critics can’t let go of.
The central plot line of season six was Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) falling pregnant, after sleeping with Paul Louis (Riz Ahmed), a Pakistani-American surf instructor she met while on location for an article she was writing.
Horvath decides to keep the baby, even though Louis declined to participate in the child’s upbringing.
Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk discuss why Hannah’s baby has caused such a stir on the latest episode of The Binge. Post continues below.
But once she has the baby, and nurses it in her arms, one thing becomes painstakingly clear: The baby is black.
Not brown in a way that is consistent with Pakistani descent – but black. According to a number of viewers, the baby has been very badly miscast.
— Fallon Atta-Mensah (@Fallonam) 17 April 2017
I really honestly need to how Hannah got a black child w a light-skinned Pakistani baby daddy. Also, his name is grover. #GirlsHBO
— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) 17 April 2017