Joan Rivers, American comedian and body-shamer extraordinaire, has lashed out at Girls creator and star Lena Dunham for being comfortable with her weight.
During a visit to the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, the 80-year-old Fashion Police host accused normal-sized comedic genius (and one of our imaginary best friends) Dunham, 27, of sending a dangerous message to viewers.
Rivers kicked the whole nasty tirade off by saying of Dunham’s fashion sense, “How could she wear dresses above the knee?”
But when Stern pointed out that Lena specifically shows off her curves to promote a positive message of body acceptance, Rivers took her cattiness to a new level.
“But that’s wrong!” she said.
“You’re sending a message out to people saying, ‘It’s OK! Stay fat! Get diabetes. Everybody die. Lose your fingers.’”The plastic surgery fan also dealt a backhanded compliment to Dunham over her recent Vogue cover, saying, “She was on Vogue’s cover looking gorgeous. You didn’t know it was her.”
She added that Dunham didn’t deserve to appear on the cover based on her physical appearance.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised, though. Rivers is no stranger to making catty remarks at our favourite on-screen stars.
In December, she told Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence to “grow up” (in the least mature way possible, we might add.)
She’s also previously called singer and actress Jessica Simpson fat and Modern Family favourite Sofia Vergara stupid.
As a Hollywood veteran who overcame barriers against women in comedy early in her career, Rivers could’ve chosen to be a role model or mentor to all of these young women. But instead, she’s chosen to diminish and shame them.
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