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Joan Rivers thinks Lena Dunham’s body positivity will kill her

Joan Rivers thinks Lena Dunham’s body positivity will kill her
March 29, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Joan Rivers and Lena Dunham

Say what you want about Lena Dunham — seriously, just do it. I have never seen people jump all over a celebrity the way people do with Lena and I don’t get it one bit — she’s a healthy weight! She looks like a regular girl, she takes care of herself and she encourages other people to love and take care of themselves too. So here’s Joan Rivers saying that Lena is apparently some sort of wildebeest who will die of diabetes if she doesn’t cut out solid food. Us Weekly reports …

“Let me ask you something. Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresses above the knee?” the E! Fashion Police host, 80, asked Stern during her visit. When Stern explained that she doesn’t care what other people think, Rivers replied, “Oh, every woman gives a sh-t.”

“You are sending a message out to people saying, ‘It’s okay! Stay fat! Get diabetes. Everybody die! Lose your fingers,” Rivers continued of how Dunham, 27, goes nude on her HBO smash hit. Stern, 60, tried to reason that society should celebrate that Dunham isn’t plastic or filled with Botox, but the comedian wasn’t having it. “Then don’t go on Vogue‘s cover and — here we go again — going on Vogue‘s cover and looking gorgeous. I didn’t know it was her,” she said. “I’m on fire over hypocrisy.”

Here’s what I don’t get: First, Joan’s face has more expired rubber in it than a tire fire, and she’s going to have a rage fit because Lena has a few extra pounds on her? Gurl. But the thing that kills me here is that, once again, Lena is a perfectly healthy weight. I’m assuming she eats well and tries to stay active, and she has a healthy body to prove it. And yet Joan is convinced that a healthy percentage of body fat is indicative of gross negligence? Nope, sorry, not buying it.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.