This is the article in question. The writer, a guy named Tim Molloy, asks why Lena Dunham is naked all the time in “Girls”. Both the star and Apatow take offense at that.
I get it. I think they believe the question’s phrasing and maybe the tone when the guy asked was one of derision. As in, “how dare you be naked Lena, you’re not that attractive!”
The transcribed question doesn’t seem that offensive to me, nor does it carry any inferences that Dunham is “bad naked”, as Seinfeld would put it. I think Dunham and Apatow are either playing a game and trying to generate controversy or too sensitive. Doubtless, they’ve gotten similar questions before, in more offensive tones, but this one just seems like they’re berating the guy for no reason.
Unfortunately, the writer doesn’t seem like he knows why they’re angry, or declines to probe deeper. He just keeps repeating that he doesn’t know why they’re mad and doesn’t see the offense, which, to a person offended, is probably the worst thing you can say to them. Am I wrong? Is the question offensive? Should we not even ask it?