Howard Stern Assures Us He Doesn’t Really Think Lena Dunham Is ‘Just A Talentless Little Fat Chick’
9:30 am, January 16th | by Laura Donovan
Last week, Howard Stern gave a scathing on-air review of Lena Dunham’s award-winning series “Girls,” arguing that a “little fat chick writes the show and directs the show and that makes sense to [him] because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on.” In Stern fashion, the host didn’t hold back, but he did go back on his statements the day following the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which was Lena Dunham’s achievement party if nothing else.
“I felt bad because I really do love the show ‘Girls,’ and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it,” Stern admitted on his program Monday. “It makes me feel bad, and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she’s just a talentless little fat chick.”
He’s totally right. I mean, he did applaud “little fat chick” Dunham for making something out of herself, as it’s impossible for women who look like her to amount to anything in life. Among Stern’s other Dunham-related remarks last week were,”Good for her, it’s hard for little fat chicks to get anything going…It’s a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill and she keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like rape. She seems — it’s like — I don’t want to see that.”
No newbie to weight criticism, Dunham didn’t go crying to her mom about Stern’s harsh words. As a fan of the radio host, she celebrates his freedom to cross boundaries in comedy. In an interview with David Letterman, she said of Stern’s problems with the show, “I want to get it on my gravestone where he said, ‘Congrats to her. It’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’”
Looks like there were no hard feelings between the two, but Stern really ought to cut down on the number of times he says “little fat chick” in his segments. Jokes of that kind stop being funny after the subject has won two Golden Globes.