Howard Stern says he’s sorry? It’s not something you’ll hear very often on his radio show.
But he did apologize for calling “Girl’s” creator and star Lena Dunham a “little fat chick.”
The controversy began on Stern’s radio show last week when he described Dunham as “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 continued, “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.”
On Monday, following Dunham’s Golden Globe wins for “best actress in a comedy” and “best TV comedy”, Stern said, “I felt bad because I really do love the show ‘Girls’ and enjoy it and I admire the girl who writes it.”
Stern called the media coverage of his comments a “hatchet job.”
Stern said he hoped to apologize to Lena in person later this week.
During an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” last week, Dunham addressed the comments.
“I don’t keep up on everything anyone says about the show, but I did find out that Howard Stern really hates it. I’m a Howard Stern fan and I really think he has earned the right to free speech and should just go for it,” Dunham said.
“He did say something that was so funny that I want to get on my grave stone,” Dunham said. “He said ‘Congrats to her. It’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’ It put me in the best mood. I just wanted to be like my grave stone says ‘She was a little fat chick and she got it goin’.”