Lena Dunham called into The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM on Wednesday (January 16, 2013) to clear the air after a week of light-hearted jibes between the pair. In fact, it started with a rather mean spirited remark from Stern, who referred to the Girls star as "a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill, and she keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape."
Dunham's HBO comedy-drama has been hailed for portraying the lives of real twentysomethings in New York, though shock-jock Stern was initially put-off by the whole thing. In his conversation with Dunham, the DJ apologized for his remarks and said he had changed his opinion after watching more episodes of Girls, saying, "I did say those things [but] I guess I just wanna tell you that I love you and I think you're terrific." Citing her earlier interview with David Letterman - in which she stood up for Stern despite his comments - Dunham said, "I was excited [about Stern's comments] and extolling the virtues of your particular brand of free speech.I'm not that fat, Howard.I'm not super thin, but I'm thin, for like, Detroit." Perhaps in attempt to make the writer and actress feel better, Stern said, "You're not obese or anything."
Season two of Girls continues on HBO this Sunday (January 20, 2013) while UK fans need only wait for an extra 24 hours, with the show continuing on Sky Atlantic on Monday.