In the heels of HBO series Girls triumphant night at the Golden Globes, an amicable ‘feud’ ensued between the skinny radio personality Howard Stern, and the plump actress Lena Dunham.
Before the 26 year-old Dunham won the 2013 Golden Globe award for best actress and her series (she is the writer and director of the show) Girls won the award for best television comedy or musical series, Stern referred to her as "a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill."
Soon after Stern’s remarks, Dunham said on The Late Show with David Letterman that she still was a Howard Stern fan.
"I'm a Howard Stern fan and I really think that he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it. But 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! I just wanted to be like, my gravestone says, 'She was a little fat chick, but she got it goin'."
The 59-year-old radio personality made a rare admission of wrongdoing after the Golden Globe Awards during his Sirius XM radio show.
"I felt bad because I really do love the show 'Girls,' and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it," Stern said on-air, according to Us Weekly. "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."
While his apology could be interpreted more as a backhanded compliment, Stern reiterated his opinion of Dunham's appearance, adding: "Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going."
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance had no comment for this story.
While the NAAFA missed a golden opportunity that ‘little fat chick’ is laughing all the way to the bank.