Lena Dunham Fat Joke: Racist?
About a week ago, Howard Stern ranted that Lena Dunham was fat & watching her engaged in sex scenes was akin to rape.
He then apologized for the diatribe & the Girls star even called in to Stern’s radio show on Wednesday & the beef was squashed.
But did a joke by Dunham inadvertently create a new one?
Defending her body type, the actress said: “I’m not super-thin, yet I’m thin for, like, Detroit.”
And that set off Yesha Callahan, a writer for Don’t Sleep! on BET.
As someone with ties to Michigan, Callahan said: “Detroit isn’t known for its population of white people…. She doesn’t want to be judged for her size, so she shouldn’t judge an entire city on theirs.”
It’s a fair point. But moreover sort of a funny line, right? Was it moreover a racist one? You tell us:
Was Lena Dunham’s Detroit comment offensive to African-Americans?