Howard Stern apologizes for calling Lena Dunham ‘a little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill’

By | January 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm | One comment | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

So, the other day on his SiriusXM show, Howard Stern called Lena Dunham “a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill.” He said this based on watching her Golden Globe-winning show Girls a few times, as Stern’s wife Beth is a huge fan. He went on to say, “…and she keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape… I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show and that makes sense to me because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on.”

Sure, sure. I can see how sex scenes between a young woman who’s not a model seems like rape. Also, rape for who? Rape for Stern– as in, “my eyes are being raped?” Or rape for Dunham, as in, she doesn’t have a perfect body, which equals the presence of rape? I’m so confused. Anyway, the 26-year-old actress responded to Stern’s comments when she appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, saying she was actually heartened by some of the things the longtime jock said. Watch the video below; her comments on Stern start at 2:20.

And then Stern apologized on his show, explaining that he feels bad because he doesn’t want Dunham to get the idea that he doesn’t like the show, because, you know, why in the world would she ever get that idea?

So everyone’s happy now I guess. What Stern said wasn’t the worst thing he’s ever uttered and Dunham’s reaction was more than restrained. But it seems odd that Stern would offer such a thorough apology. He said would he said and he should’ve just committed to it. Also, his comment about the media making a “hatchet job” out of his quotes? Lame.

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  • lyle

    haha, it seems fucking nothing happens on the stern show anymore, if they made a big deal about this. How embarrasing it must be for a guy was actually “edgy” at one point to now be nice to people because hes on a shitty reality show.