Shock jock Howard Stern has been criticized for his on-air commentary on female guests on his radio show over the years.
Stern has drawn the ire of social media with a compilation of surfaced interview clips featuring Stern’s conversations with numerous female celebrities, including Lisa Marie Presley, Mariah Carey, Courtney Love, Sofía Vergara and Anna Nicole Smith. In the clips, Stern can be heard making provocative remarks to his guests.
‘Are you wearing panties? What are you wearing, a thong? Stern asked Presley in one clip.
When Stern asked her what she looks like in her underwear, Presley replied, “I don’t know,” to which Stern said, “You know what you look like.”
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Stern commented on Love’s body when she appeared on his show in a cropped tank top.
“Ooh yes, you have a nice belly,” Stern told Love in the clip. “Stay there for a second, let me look at you. Body shot.”
Despite Love’s efforts to divert Stern’s attention, the radio host continued his raunchy praise of her physical appearance. “I’d do a lot about that,” he said, referring to Love’s body. “I could show you things.”
During his conversation with Smith, Stern commented on the weight of the actress in relation to her fashion choices.
“The way you dress and everything, I don’t think you’re aware that you’re a heavyset woman,” Stern told Smith, to which she replied, “I know I’m a big woman, so what?” ”
Stern then asked Smith if she could step on a scale for “an over/under” to determine if his estimate of her weight was correct. Smith promptly refused Stern’s request.
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The candor of Stern’s earlier comments baffled users on TikTok, where the video compilation was posted.
“He shouldn’t have had a success platform for so long,” user deathbedohsix wrote. “I don’t see how he’s still relevant.”
“If Howard Stern interviewed me I would feel so uncomfortable and leave,” user x78x_0 commented.
“Anna Nicole Smith’s breaks my heart,” user fanoffriends1998 wrote. “How they all bullied her there, the poor woman looked so upset and uncomfortable. She was always beautiful.”
“Howard Stern really is the scariest man on the planet,” commented user peachyyy_z.
“Howard Stern is basically how dudes respond to messages from girls,” user kanji._2 wrote.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Howard Stern faces online backlash for past comments to female guests