Lena Dunham Fat-Shamed By Joan Rivers In Radio Interview

Comedian says she shouldn’t tell girls it’s OK to look like that

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by Debrief Staff |
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Joan Rivers has blasted Lena Dunham in a radio interview, saying that her weight sends the wrong message to girls, in terms of appearance and health.

‘[She’s] sending a message out to people that it’s OK to stay fat and get diabetes,’ the comedian told Howard Stern on his Sirius radio show. ‘I’m saying if you look the way you look, Lena, that’s fine, and you’re funny, but don’t say it’s OK that other girls look like this. Tell them to try and look better.’ Rivers also took on Dunham’s fashion sense, asking, ‘How could she wear dresses above the knee?’

When Howard Stern pointed out that everyone loves Dunham precisely because she ‘doesn’t give a shit’, Rivers disagreed saying, ‘Oh, every woman gives a shit.’ She also criticised Dunham's Vogue cover from earlier this year. 'She was on Vogue’s cover looking gorgeous. You didn’t know it was her.’ Erm, there’s a fine line between personal opinion and trolling Joan, and we think you just crossed it.

Rivers previously fat-shamed Adele, calling her ‘chubby’ in a TV interview.

Dunham’s appearance was the centre of a media storm earlier this year when Jezebel offered $10,000 for the unretouched imagesof her Vogue cover shoot.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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