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Howard Stern Reaches Out to Lena Dunham to Take Back "Little Fat Girl" Comment
Howard Stern is attempting to take back his criticism of "Girls" creator Lena Dunham, after he called her a "little fat girl" on air a week ago.
According to Salon, Stern said 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 blames a journalist for taking his quotes "out of context," though it's hard to determine what exactly was taken out of context when watching the program.
On Jan. 7, he said, "I like 'Sex and the City,' but this 'Girls'…it's a little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill and keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like a rape…I don't want to see that."
He added, "Well I learn 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."
He then said, "Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going."
Dunham did not seem hurt by Stern's comments, telling David Letterman that it put her "in the best mood" and that she just wants to say her "gravestone says, 'she was a little fat chick, and she got it going.'"
Stern said he is reaching out to Dunham to explain because he "felt bad."
"I really do love the show 'Girls,' and enjoy it and admire the girl who writes it," he said.