All it took was a Golden Globe to change Howard Stern’s tune. The radio personality made headlines last week when he referred to “Girls” creator Lena Dunham as, “a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill and she keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like rape.”
Stern also complained about the HBO show, saying, “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.”
Now, a week later, “Girls” has won the Golden Globe for best comedy series, and E! Online reports Stern’s opinion has changed considerably. “I felt bad,” the self-proclaimed King of All Media says, “because I really do love the show ‘Girls’ and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it.”
Stern, who now calls himself a “superfan” of the show, claims to have asked his producer to book Lena Dunham on the program so he can apologize in person. One can only hope that happens.
Dunham, for her part, rolled with the punches. Appearing on the “Late Show With David Letterman” last week, the writer said she had heard about the insults and believes Howard has the right to free speech. However, there was one part of his diatribe she liked, explaining, “He did say something that I thought was so funny that I want to get on my gravestone, where he said, ‘Congrats to her, it’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’ And it put me in the best mood!”