Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's "Girls," might have made a creepy ad on behalf of the first black president, but she's being accused of racism, the Daily Beast reports:
It all began with shock-jock extraordinaire Howard Stern's incendiary description of . . . Dunham as a "little fat girl." Unfortunately for Stern, the "little fat girl" had things to say. In a perfectly harmless apology session that went terribly wrong, Dunham's clever quip brought a city to the brink: "I'm not super thin, but I'm thin for, like, Detroit!" . . .
An East Coast-native with close ties to Michigan, [Yesha] Callahan was shocked to hear Dunham's remark, calling it not only offensive but racist. "Detroit isn't known for its population of white people," Callahan says. The BET writer says Dunham's comment rings of racism in the way it insinuates Detroit--an urban area with a high population of African-Americans--is a "fat city." "She doesn't want to be judged for her size, so she shouldn't judge an entire city on theirs." Whether Dunham meant it that way doesn't matter, says Callahan, if for no other reason than the fact that "most people in the city of Detroit don't know who she is."