Yesterday Lena Dunham, still riding high after winning some Golden Globe awards for her HBO series, 'Girls,' talked to Howard Stern as the two moved on from the media-created controversy surrounding his initial comments about her and her show, as well as his apology (which she accepted).
During the conversation, the topic turned to Dunham's weight. What started the firestorm was when Stern said last week that Dunham was a "little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill." Dunham addressed that comment during their conversation.
"I'm not super-thin," she said. "But I'm thin for, like, Detroit."
I have been to Detroit and seen that the city has people from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, skin colors and religious beliefs living there. But Yesha Callahan, who writes for BET's 'Don't Sleep!' talk show, has accused Dunham of crossing the line with her "borderline racist" comment.
"Detroit isn’t known for its population of white people," said Callahan, adding that Dunham was using a racial bias by calling the area (with a high population of black Americans) a "fat city."
“She doesn’t want to be judged for her size, so she shouldn’t judge an entire city on theirs," he added, but also said that “most people in the city of Detroit don’t know who [Dunham] is," therefore it was not a big deal.
Insert eye roll here.