Lena Dunham: “I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit”

January 17, 2013 in Beauty & Body Image, Lena Dunham by Versus


Check out this story from Us Weekly featuring Girls star Lena Dunham, who is famous for her ‘I don’t care if I am not skinny like the rest of Hollywood’ attitude:

Typically brash Howard Stern surprised both fans and critics alike by issuing a public apology to Lena Dunham on his radio show Monday, Jan. 14, so the Girls creator did what any gracious Hollywood starlet would do: She called in.

The 26-year-old director/actress/writer dropped a line during Stern’s SiriusXM Radio show Wednesday, Jan. 16, to reassure Stern that his comments were water under the bridge — and call him out on one comment in particular.

“I don’t even know where to begin with all of this,” an apologetic Stern began. “The reason I felt so awful was because when Perez Hilton wrote his article, he told half the story. …I started to compare you to Woody Allen … the whole thing came together for me.”

The shock jock, 59, continued with a declaration: “I realize: Not only am I addicted, but I totally get you… I’m in love with you and your character… I guess I just wanted to tell you I love you and I think you’re terrific.”

On Monday, Jan. 7, Stern caused an angry buzz online after he slammed both Dunham and her hit HBO show Girls.

“It’s a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill and she keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like rape. She seems — it’s like — I don’t want to see that,” he scoffed at the time.

Dunham admitted Wednesday that she first learned of his cruel comments after castmate Jemima Kirke, who is a huge fan of Stern’s show, tipped her off that the radio host was comparing her to the Superbad actor.

“I thought that was a good line, actually,” Stern chuckled, trying to make light of the situation. Dunham responded gamely, but made sure to still get her point across.

But Stern wouldn’t take back his weight comments. “It’s not about apologizing, although I want to say I’m a fan of yours,”

“I’m not that fat, Howard,” she said. “I don’t mean to take major issue with you about this. I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit.”

Stern agreed, explaining that he just meant that she often played up the “fat angle” on the show.

“You’re not obese or anything,” he allowed.

“Thank you. Another thing for my gravestone,” Dunham laughed, referring to comments she made on the Late Show last Thursday, Jan. 10. “Howard Stern says, ‘You’re not obese or anything.’”

Many pictures of Lena from different events after the jump!


159215571_10 159215575_10 159215579_10 159217386_10 159217402_10 159313673_10  159316404_10 159318448_10 159318450_10 159427387_10 159430276_10 159433009_10 159435366_10 159435401_10 159436592_10 159458249_10 159458253_10 159462667_10 159463023_10
Getty Images


Incoming search terms:

lena dunham height weight, lena dunham height, lena dunham weight, lena dunham weight and height, lena dunham measurements, lena dunham height and weight, lena dunham weight height, lena dunham skinny, lena dunham body measurements, lena dunham height weight measurements