It’s no secret that Joan Rivers has absolutely no filter. She says what she wants to say and cares little about the opinions of others. But did she maybe take it too far this time? She recently criticized Girls star Lena Dunam for her weight.
The 80-year-old comedian visited the Howard Stern show and said in an attempt to be funny, “Lena Dunham, who I think is again terrific, how can she wear dresses above the knee?”
Stern actually defended the actress saying, “I think the thing we love about her is she doesn’t give a s–t. Do you watch Girls? Do you watch when she’s naked on there? She did a whole episode in a bikini, it was the funniest f–king thing I’ve ever seen.”
His co-host mentioned that Dunam makes it okay for women with curvy bodies to embrace themselves the way she does. It’s refreshing to see someone who is a celebrity, and on the cover of magazines who isn’t a size double zero. It sends a positive message to the young girls reading those magazines.
Joan doesn’t think of it that way. She continued by answering, “but that’s wrong. You’re sending a message out to people saying it’s OK, stay fat, get diabetes, everybody die. Lose your fingers.”
“I love that she’s funny, I love that she did well…but don’t let them laugh at you physically. If you look the way you look, Lena, and that’s fine and you’re funny, don’t say it’s OK that other girls can look like this,” she laughed, “try to look better.”
It seems as though this was completely harsh and uncalled for, like many of the things that come out of Joan’s mouth, but what do you think?