ONTD

5:55 pm - 01/16/2013

Lena Dunham Goes on The Howard Stern Show, Buries Hatchet



Calling Lena Dunham a “little fat chick” might have been the smartest move Howard Stern’s made in the last several years. Not only did his remarks get repeated by Ms. Dunham while she was on Letterman on Friday, but his very public apology on Monday gave him some extra leverage to pull the Girls creator and star (and recent two-time Golden Globe winner) onto his program today.

Here’s what went down.

Stern lavished her with praise: “I realize: not only am I addicted, but I totally get you. I’m in love with you and your character.”

… but refused to “apologize” for his weight comments: “It’s not about apologizing, although I want to say I’m a fan of yours … I love you and I think you’re terrific.”

Lena insisted she supported Howard, despite the negative comments: “I’m a big fan of your particular brand of free speech.”

There was a little scuffle over word choice when describing her body:

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

Stern replied that she wasn’t “obese or anything,” then realized his terrible choice of words.

Dunham: (laughing) “Howard Stern says I’m ‘not obese or anything’ … I appreciate it and I appreciate your effort to rectify [this], but whether you’d done that or not, I’d have remained a [Howard Stern] enthusiast.”

Now it’s time to talk about Donald Glover and race!

Dunham
: “Donald was an actor we always wanted to work with. On HBO, you have 10 episodes. You start with 10 episodes. And it takes you a while to set up your world, to set up your main characters … While I understand the criticism, I felt like we had had only 10 episodes to dig in.”

As for the idea that her show was “too white”? “[Diversity on television is] a conversation that needs to happen. I’m glad to take one for the team.”

Mr. Stern admitted that he hadn’t watched enough episodes of Girls when he made that initial comment. But even last week he had begun changing his mind…specifically once he started a man-crushing on Adam Driver’s character.

Interview Audio:


Source

judgmental 16th-Jan-2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
“[Diversity on television is] a conversation that needs to happen. I’m glad to take one for the team.”

WOW BITCH YOU ARE SO BRAVE
judgmental 16th-Jan-2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO MINORITIES AND INCLUDING THEM ON YOUR SHOW BASED ON ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE CITIES IN THE WORLD AFTER YOU GOT SHIT FOR IT

Edited at 2013-01-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
melissa_ivory 16th-Jan-2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
MTE
anterrabre 16th-Jan-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
MTE. When I read that my eyes rolled so far in the back of my head I'm typing this in Braille.
treegrowth 16th-Jan-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
MTE PART 2
yousaidlog 16th-Jan-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
this
efaulkner 17th-Jan-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
smh
m_pendulum 16th-Jan-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
Right, I mean it's just so..bmgkbmrpbm.
As glad as I am that people actually listened to the criticism and it became a mainstream thing, I wish that they would hear the criticism for other shows so we can stop giving her attention. >.
stephantasm 16th-Jan-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
ally princess ;~;
telurica 16th-Jan-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
She's the worst.
egalitarianmuse 16th-Jan-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
yeah, she got picked last for this team, no question.
ilouboutin 16th-Jan-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
give her a cookie for being forced into casting a black person on her show!
therearewords 16th-Jan-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I do not want to be connected to her in any way, thank you.
brucelynn 16th-Jan-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
she makes me rage
blrocks 16th-Jan-2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
LMAO
rolt_me 16th-Jan-2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
praise to be our white savior
hera_bearrra 16th-Jan-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
LOL @ her acting like she's some saint and that diversity is SO difficult
treegrowth 16th-Jan-2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
MTE. i wish awkward black girl had got picked up by hbo instead.
wauwy 16th-Jan-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
yea it's obnoxious that people bothered her and stuff but she doesn't hold any hard feelings toward those annoying bitches :)))
tadashee 16th-Jan-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
to be fair Lena gets a lot of the hate as a white female show runner, but what about mindy kaling? She is the only non white person on her show and only female/nonwhite on her writing staff. As a south asian myself, i find that very disheartening.

ETA: Also, I have never seen as much criticism for a show runner as I have for Lena. But maybe thats just because ontd specifically hates her? Do old white show runners get this much hate, or is it because we expect the younger generation to know better? I feel like subconsciously i hold lena and mindy to higher standard then others


Edited at 2013-01-16 11:33 pm (UTC)
beatlesluv 16th-Jan-2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
THE LORD IS FUCKING TESTING ME RIGHT NOW

FUCKING TESTING MEEEE.
aleisha_xo 17th-Jan-2013 12:02 am (UTC)
MFTE. fuck this puta t b h
fred2265 17th-Jan-2013 12:04 am (UTC)
mte..
shh_im_a_ninja 17th-Jan-2013 12:13 am (UTC)
NO BITCH
DIVERSITY WOULD HAVE BEEN MAKING AT LEAST 2 OF YOUR 4 MAIN CHARACTERS NON-WHITE AND NOT ONLY UTILIZING POC CHARACTERS TO PLAY NANNYS AND ONE-LINE NOBODIES

BEFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE

PEOPLE STARTED GETTING MAD AT YOU
tryxkittie 17th-Jan-2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
"I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit.”
— Lena Dunham, suspected Racist, star, and creator of the HBO series, Girls, in an interview with another Racist Suspect, Howard Stern.

Stern had previously shared his scathing assessment of her appearance, calling her a “little fat chick” and saying seeing her naked on screen “felt like rape”.

Note: In a Racist (White Supremacist) society, suspected Racists often use code words to practice Racism, particularly during the refined stage of Racism (White Supremacy) when deceit, rather than violence, is the principal weapon used to dominate all those classified as non-white. In this instance, “Detroit”, an area consisting of a large number of black Victims of Racism, codes for black people in general. Ms. Dunham is simply reinforcing the Racist (White Supremacist) falsehood that black people (black females specifically) are not just more overweight than anyone else but overwhelmingly so. CREE, in her counter-racist film analysis of the loathsome film entitled, The Help, debunked this vicious myth and cited the research that proved that women who classify themselves as “white”, in this area of the world, have no need to look outside their own racial classification for understanding the so-called obesity epidemic. Dunham simply is doing what suspected Racists continuously do, which is remind everyone that there is one group that is especially deserving of mistreatment and that’s black people. The implication of her seemingly innocuous comment is that being overweight is worthy of Stern’s critique in the first place and that quite possibly his disapproving gaze should be directed at a group that the Racists (White Supremacists) say are even more overweight. Both Stern’s behavior and Dunhams subsequent response are repulsive.

Code Suggestion: Rather than petitioning Racists (White Supremacists) to include non-white people in their media, withdraw all support of these works and promote the works of individuals who contribute constructive VALUE to society and who best represent Truth and Justice not Racist (White Supremacist) and misogynist ideas and messages. (via codelens)
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