Last week, the 59-year-old shock-jock called Dunham “a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill, and she keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape … I don't want to see that.
“I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show and that makes sense to me because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on,” Stern said.
“My opinion, if I was a producer on that, I'd say, 'Honey, you're a little too close to the project. You need to allow the other characters to breathe a little and let us get invested in them.
“Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going,” he added.
On Monday, Stern clarified his statements — claiming to be a fan of the HBO series.
“I felt bad because I really do love the show ‘Girls,’” he said on his radio show “Howard 100.” “I enjoy it and I admire the girl who writes it.”
Stern said that he asked his producer Gary Dell’Abate to reach out to Dunham and let her know that his comments were taken out of context in a media “hatchet job.”
“It makes me feel bad and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she’s just a talentless little fat chick,” Stern added.
The “Private Parts” author has since faced a barrage a criticism from Twitter users and journalists.
“Dependable d-bag Howard Stern thinks that having to look at Lena Dunham's cans is like being raped. Okay then,” posted @andizeisler.
“Howard Stern is really giving Rush Limbaugh a run for his money in the Repulsive Sexist Douchebag Department,” said Jessica Wakeman of Black Book.
Dunham, who is no stranger to harsh comments, hasn’t let his highly publicized incident get to her.
During a Thursday appearance on “The Late Show,” the 26-year-old, told Letterman that she wasn’t fazed by the radio host’s comments.
“I did find out that Howard Stern really hates [‘Girls’], which I’m a Howard Stern fan, and I believe he’s earned the right to free speech, and he should go for it.
“He did say something that was so funny that I want to get on my gravestone. He said 'Congrats to her. It's so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days,'" she added. "It put me in the best mood! I just want to be like, my gravestone says, 'She was a little fat chick and she got it going.’"
Dunham, who gained recognition following her 2010 directorial debut “Tiny Furniture,” took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress and Best Series Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
Last October, the actress/writer/director signed a controversial $3.5 million book deal with Random House to pen “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned,” a “non-advice” collection of essays.
“Girls” airs Sundays on HBO.