Howard Stern is having a banner week so far. While he’s snagging headlines for his Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant, he’s also getting slammed for his comments about Precious star and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe.
Howard Stern’s saying something shocking! (Shocker, right?) Today his target is Precious’s Gabourey Sidibe. “There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie.” And on Oprah Winfrey: “Oprah’s another liar, a filthy liar. She’s telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she’s going to have a career.”
We should note Gaby just landed a role on Showtime’s The Big C.
The twitter is overwhelmingly buzzing with those who are eternally offended.
kyledeb Howard Stern is a jerk. I’m watching the movie “Precious” now just to spite him and support Gabourey Sidibe. #sexism
In the midst of the stream, though, a drop of reason.
Cocoabella Howard Stern was a douche about it– but there was some truth to what he was saying.
Listen up, people. Howard Stern is known for saying out loud what everyone else is thinking. That’s his gig, we’ve all known that for years. If you don’t like it, change the channel. Cancel your subscription. Turn it off. But please do not sit there and tell me you didn’t think to yourself, “Wow. Gaby is pretty large.” It’s a fact. She’s way overweight, and that’s not healthy.
I would guess 99% of those who are upset about Stern’s words didn’t actually listen to the clip. Was it nice? No. Does Howard Stern have the right to say it? Of course. Just as Tony Kornheiser had the right to say Hannah Storm’s outfit was “horrible.” We have the right to free speech, not nice speech.
Is it really that awful? Listen for yourself before you decide: