Lena said she understood; he's a long-time listener: "I'm a big fan of your particular brand of free speech." Her only issue was with charges that she's fat: "I'm not super thin, but I'm thin for, like, Detroit." Howard tried to back down, but chose his words poorly--Lena laughed: "Howard Stern says I'm 'not obese or anything.'" As Howard moaned ("This is all coming out horribly."), Lena said his overture was unnecessary "I appreciate it and I appreciate your effort to rectify [this], but whether you'd done that or not, I'd have remained a [Howard Stern] enthusiast."