While promoting his new book “Howard Comes Again,” a collection of his greatest interviews, Hostin said, “I was in college in the ‘80s, and I found your show so offensive.”
“Thank you,” Stern joked.
“You were a shock jock,” she continued. “You used the N-word a lot.”
Stern cut her off and said, “Wait a second. I used the N-word? Hold on a second before you say that.”
“Yeah you did,” Hostin replied calmly. “I remember it.”
Clearly, frazzled, Stern said, “Hold on, no. We had a guy on from the Ku Klux Klan who very freely used the N-word, and my belief was hey, say it out in the open, I didn’t use the N-word. Let’s be very clear.”
For some reason, he got claps from the audience.
“It was something that was batted around on your show,” Houston said. “I’ll rephrase it.” However, she didn’t have to say it differently since Stern once used the N-word six times in two minutes. See the receipts below.
He even said the N-word in a “Rolling Stone” interview in 1994.
Hostin also called out Stern for disgusting comments about Gabourey Sidibe.
“There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen. She is enormous,” Stern spat about the Oscar nominee back in 2010. “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?”
Of course, the entitled Meghan McCain had to interject.
“I grew up listening to you, Cindy McCain is my mother, I love the show forever,” McCain babbled. “I was never offended!”
Girl, your father John McCain was defending the Confederate flag as recently as 2000. You clearly aren’t offended by racism.
Nonetheless, Hostin did say Stern has changed and that she enjoyed his book.