Howard Stern Under Fire Over Gabourey Sidibe Comments

Controversial radio jock Howard Stern may have stirred a hornet’s nest yet again with his scathing comments about the weight of “Precious” star and Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Stern, during his show on Sirius radio on Monday, described Sidibe as “the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen.”

Stern added that Sidibe, who lost to Sandra Bullock in the best actress category at the Oscars, should have been given the award as “she’s never going to have another shot.” Stern was reacting to a statement made by Oprah Winfrey that Sidibe will go a long way in her Hollywood career. “Oprah’s… a filthy liar,” he said. “She’s telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she’s going to have a career.”

However, Stern tried to downplay the effects that his comments have caused, saying that he was not being insensitive when he made the remarks. Stern, in his show on Wednesday, said he was merely trying to highlight the obesity problem, which has affected one of his co-hosts. “Like, I kind of don’t see a difference between what our Artie did – Artie tried to kill himself. And I feel this girl, in a slower way…she’s gonna kill herself.”