Howard Stern Apologizes for Girls Rant: "I Really Do Love the Show"

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Lena Dunham walked away with two Golden Globes Sunday, but on Monday, she received something much more rare — an apology from Howard Stern.

On his show Monday, the outspoken radio host apologized on air for his comments last week, in which he called the Girls creator and star "a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill."

"She keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like a rape. I don't want to see that," he said at the time.

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However, Stern expressed his regrets over the comments on Monday. "I felt bad because I really do love the show Girls, and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it," he said of Dunham. "It makes me feel bad, and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she's just a talentless little fat chick."

Dunham, who won Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Comedy for Girls on Sunday, addressed Stern's initial remarks Thursday on Late Show with David Letterman. "I'm a Howard Stern fan and really think he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it," she said. "But he did say something that is so funny that I want to get it on my gravestone: 'Congrats to her. It's so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.' I want my gravestone to say, 'She was a little fat chick and she got it going.'"

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