“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham followed up her big night Sunday at the Golden Globes — where she won best comedy series and best actress for the HBO show — with another big event Monday when she received an apology from Howard Stern.
TV Guide reports: “On his show Monday, the outspoken radio host apologized on air for his comments last week, in which he called the ‘Girls’ creator and star ‘a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill.’"
Stern also said at the time: "She keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like a rape. I don’t want to see that.”
Stern indicated on Monday that he regretted making the comments.
"I felt bad because I really do love the show ‘Girls,’ and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it," Stern said. "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."
Dunham talked about Stern’s initial comments last week on “Late Show with David Letterman,” saying: "I’m a Howard Stern fan and really think he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it. But he did say something that is so funny that I want to get it on my gravestone: ‘Congrats to her. It’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’ I want my gravestone to say, ‘She was a little fat chick and she got it going.’"