Howard Stern's known to be a bit of a shock jock. It's a characteristic that's both garnered him adoration and criticism on his Sirius XM radio show. So, when he says insulting things about celebrities you like, it's not totally surprising. His most recent stab, though, was at Sam Smith. During a countdown of the top songs, Stern addressed Smith's "Stay With Me." "You know what I like about the guy? He's an ugly motherfucker. He's fat. Is he gay? He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate," he told his audience. "I like that he's chubby and gay. That's why I love him. He's one of those guys I feel like, he's really good, but I feel like that will be his only hit song — beautiful voice,” he continued. “That's how good that song is. He's fat and he's gay and little girls worship him. That's when you know you have a good song and a good voice.” It's unclear what kind of spirit Stern's backhanded compliment was meant to inspire. What is clear, is that Sam Smith responded like a total champ.
Excellent response, Smith. We would have also accepted one of those little shrug guys or a GIF from the "Shake It Off" music video.
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