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Following Howard Stern’s public jab at Girls creator Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe winner called into his radio show.
It all started when Stern called Dunham a “little fat chick” on his SiriusXM radio show. He then tried to back track, apologizing on air and inviting Dunham on so he could explain himself.
“I felt bad, because I really do love the show Girls and enjoy it, and I admired the girl who writes it,” he said, adding, "So I said to (Girls' producer Gary Dell'Abate), would you please contact Lena Dunham and please tell her that I would like to explain myself to her on the air and apologize to her because I do love the show, and it makes me feel bad that she is getting the impression that I somehow think she's just a talentless fat chick."
He got his wish, as Dunham, who had a great sense of humor about it all, came on the show and told him "I'm not that fat, Howard. I’m not super-thin, but I'm thin for, like, Detroit,” The NY Daily News reports.
"I'm in love with you and your character," he told her, admitting he only saw two episodes when he made that comment. "I just wanted to tell you that I love you, and I think you're terrific."
"I appreciate your effort to rectify (this),” she told him. “Whether you'd done that or not, I'd have remained a (Howard Stern) enthusiast.”