Joan Rivers Says Lena Dunham's Fashion Choices Imply 'It's OK' to Be Fat

This is just really f-cked up.
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This is just really f-cked up.
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If Joan Rivers's recent cheap shots against pregnant women, Jennifer Lawrence and Anna Wintour (read: pretty much anyone else with a pulse) didn't have you boycotting her weekly E! show "Fashion Police" already, the host's latest rampage against "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham might do the trick.

Rivers visited Howard Stern this week, and during her time on the talk show, the subject of fellow comedienne Dunham came up in conversation. Rivers couldn't wait to bash the Dunham's sense of style -- and in turn, her physique -- immediately asking, "How could she wear dresses above the knee?" Stern countered by saying that the thing her audience loves about her is that she doesn't give a shit, to which Rivers replied, "Oh, every woman gives a shit."

She went on to say that she can't bring herself to watch "Girls" when Dunham has nude scenes, and while Stern calls Dunham's show "the funniest f-cking thing he's ever seen," Rivers said she sees it completely differently. "[It's] wrong... you're sending a message out to people saying, 'It's OK, stay fat. Get diabetes.'"

Rivers also called Dunham a hypocrite in regards to her February Vogue cover. Not unlike Jezebel going after Dunham's unretouched photos, Rivers believes that the actress shouldn't claim that she doesn't care how she looks one day, only to appear airbrushed in the world's most famous fashion magazine the next. "She was on Vogue's cover looking gorgeous, you didn't even know it was her," ranted Rivers, who says she takes issue with the fact that, as a comedienne, Dunham gets laughs for her physical appearance. "Don't say it's OK that other girls can look like this. Try to look better!"

In a fleeting moment of (faux) kindness during the interview, Rivers admitted, "I would love to say [to her], let me dress you." Well, we have a sneaking suspicion that Dunham will not be taking her up on that offer.

Listen to the entire clip below.

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