Howard Stern Goes Soft for Dunham in Old Age

Last week, Howard Stern was calling Lena Dunham a “talentless little fat chick” on his Sirius Radio show. Actually, to be more specific, he called her “a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill(…)keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape.” Which, honestly, is the sentiment we’d expect from the wordsmith once he began musing on last season’s hot topic issue of Girls/Lena Dunham’s BMI.

He also said a lot of other, nasty things about he could tell Dunham had written the show “because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on.” He really didn’t sound like the world’s biggest fan.

But that was then, and now is now, and in between Mr. Stern had time to rewatch all the show’s weird sex scenes. In a complete 180 yesterday he left Linda Stassi territory, publicly apologized for his comments, and asked Ms. Dunham for an interview.

Because it turns out that he didn’t meant to call her talentless or fat. He meant super-talented and funny.

Original rant:

Yesterday Stern explained his comments: “I felt bad because I really do love the show Girls, and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it. 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.” Wait, where ever would she get that impression, Howard?

Stern “clarifies” comments:

Taking all of this in as good form as ever, Ms. Dunham told Letterman Friday that she is a Howard Stern fan, and even found part of his riff amusing. Referencing the shock-jock’s comments, “Congrats to her (Dunham). It’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days,” she told audiences, “I want my gravestone to say, ‘She was a little fat chick and she got it going.”

Lena Dunham talkin’ about GIRLS and Stern on Letterman:

So…chances of Lena Dunham showing up for an interview about weird sex on Howard Stern? We’re thinking like 100/1. Or 1/100, if NPR has called dibs on her radio presence for 2013.

In other news, Girls Season 2 is back after Ms. Dunhum won two Golden Globes for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical and Best TV Show–Comedy or Musical. We’re still not sure whether all the letters in the title need to be capped or what.