NEW YORK, NY – “The king of all media” has once again put his foot in his mouth. Tonya is less than pleased!
Howard Stern went with the “2 for 1″ approach in one of his recent rants. In a recent broadcast of his radio show, Stern took shots at both Oprah Winfrey and Gabourey Sidibe. The shock jock has lost some of his influence since his move to satellite radio, but he’s not going down without a fight.
Sidibe starred in the movie Precious which garnered her a nomination for best actress at this year’s Academy Awards. Well that did not get her much respect with Stern and she was the undeserving target of ill-advised comments on his Monday broadcast.
“There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen,” Stern said. “She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie. She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she’s never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?”
Some extremely harsh comments but he and his sidekicks made sure to spread the wealth. His co-host Robin Quivers (an African-American female) agreed with Stern and laid into Oprah Winfrey.
“And Oprah’s lying and saying you’re going to have a brilliant career,” Quivers said.
Stern backed Quiver’s comments going so far as to call Oprah “a filthy liar”
Tonya, the world’s fattest cat, is not amused by Stern’s diatribe and has reached out to Sidibe. Tonya wants to keep the Precious star in the spotlight and continue to grow her “star.”
“She’s a marvelous human being with incredible talent and potential,” said Tonya through her spokeswoman. “She’s broken the Hollywood stereotype that you need to be slim and fit to be a star. She’s embraced her beautiful physique and I was brought to tears watching Precious. Bigger is Better Sidibe!”
The whole rant was certainly uncalled for but it is what it is. Stern will continue to run his mouth until someone is actually able to shut him up. Despite it all, Sidibe has signed on to do Showtime’s series The C Word and is also slated to appear in the feature film Yelling to the Sky.