Shock Jock calls Lena Dunham 'little fat chick'
Lena Dunham arrives at the 2012 AFI Awards Luncheon on January 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Photo: Jon Kopaloff
US shock jock Howard Stern understands more than most that if he's not being provocative, (read: insulting to women) then he's not doing his job. The 59-year old, who peaked in the mid 1990s, ranted about Girls on his radio show last week, saying, "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."
Apparently it was his wife who introduced him to the critically-acclaimed TV series. "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."
Stern continued, "My opinion, if I was a producer on that, I'd say, 'Honey, you're a little too close to the project. You need to allow the other characters to breathe a little and let us get invested in them,'" he continued, adding the backhanded compliment: "Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going."
But instead of making mention of the fact that Howard Stern is himself no oil painting, or pointing out that the shock jock is obviously trying to make his show more relevant by hooking onto hers, Dunham took the classiest route available and responded thusly on David Letterman:
"I did find out that Howard Stern really hates [Girls], which I'm a Howard Stern fan, and I believe he's earned the right to free speech and he should go for it," she told the late night talk show host.
Dunham continued, "I wanna 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."
Letterman added, "I think that's the essence of life's struggle, isn't it? Before you go to bed tonight, before your head hits the pillow, please consider little fat chicks and how hard it is to get things going."
Watch the clip below.
Season 2 of Girls airs tonight on Showcase at 5.50pm