Lena Dunham Fat Joke: Racist?

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About a week ago, Howard Stern ranted that Lena Dunham was fat and watching her engaged in sex scenes was akin to rape.

He then apologized for the diatribe and the Girls star even called in to Stern's radio show on Wednesday and the beef was squashed.

But did a joke by Dunham inadvertently create a new one?

Lena Dunham Red Carpet Pic

Defending her body type, the actress said: "I'm not super-thin, but 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 also sort of a funny line, right? Was it also a racist one? You tell us:

Was Lena Dunham's Detroit comment offensive to African-Americans?

 

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How could what she said be taken as racist or offensive to black people? She didn't say anything about black people ffs.