Howard Stern went on record Monday to clarify his comments about Girls star and creator Lena Dunham, calling reports that he disparaged her “a hatchet job.”
Last week, Stern said about Dunham that she was a “little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill, and she keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape.”
Stern went on to say, “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.”
Dunham later said at the New York City premiere of Girls, “It’s so funny, I listen every day. I think Howard Stern has really earned the right to freedom of speech.”
She also told David Letterman that Stern’s comment put her in the best mood.
“I just want to be like, my gravestone says, ‘She was a little fat chick, and she got it going,’” she said.
But Stern apparently wanted Dunham to know that his comments were taken out of context. He told his producer to reach out to her so that he could apologize.
“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,” Stern said. He also said that he really loves the show and he admires Dunham.
Stern sidekick Robin Quivers also said that the reports were one-sided and that people were bashing him for something that he didn’t even mean.
Are you surprised that Howard Stern apologized for his comments about Lena Dunham?