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Lena Dunham Accused of Racism...Again
Back when "Girls" first aired on HBO, creator Lena Dunham was accused of racial bias, what with her entirely white cast. Now, the writer/director/actress is facing the same accusations, following a comment she made on The Howard Stern Show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham went on the show to smooth over tensions created when Stern called her ""a little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill." She responded by saying that "I'm not super-thin...But I'm thin for, like, Detroit."
It seemed like she was just commenting on the fact that most of America doesn't have the same standards for thinness as places like New York and Los Angeles, but some people didn't take it so lightly.
Yesha Callahan, a writer for BET's talk show "Don't Sleep!", suggested that because Detroit isn't known for being predominantly white, Dunham was making a statement about the size of African-Americans in general.
"Detroit isn’t known for its population of white people," Callahan told THR. “She doesn’t want to be judged for her size, so she shouldn’t judge an entire city on theirs."