Will Howard Stern’s Non-Apology For Blackface ‘N-Word’ Scandal Get Him Fired?

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap

‘King of All Media’, Howard Stern is under fire for recently surfaced images of the television and radio personality in blackface. The 66-year-old is also facing backlash for his use of the ‘n-word’ in past sketches. The question many are now asking is whether Sirius XM will continue their deal with Stern after the recent events.

Howard Stern under fire for use of blackface and using the ‘n-word’ in 1993

Amid the current Black Lives Matter movement that has swept the nation and indeed many parts of the world, a number of celebrities are facing backlash for past racist sketches and tweets.

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The latest television personality to draw attention is Howard Stern, with a particular sketch concerning many online. In the video, Stern wears blackface, uses racial slurs as well as purposely using stereotypical props. Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed’s viral video showing Howard on The View claiming he’d never said the N-Word was edited with the now widely shared 1993 sketch.

“The sh** I did was f***ing crazy,” responded Stern to the viral video during his radio show. “I’ll be the first to admit. I won’t go back and watch those old shows; it’s like, who is that guy. But that was my shtick, that’s what I did and I own it.”

VIDEO: Original video of Howard Stern in blackface

Will Sirius XM let Howard Stern go after recent racist videos surface online?

Back in 2015, Howard Stern signed yet another deal with Sirius XM to stay on for another five years. And, with that deal coming to a close next year, Sirius XM, home to Howard’s daily show, may choose to let Stern go after the recent events involving the TV and radio personality.

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Over recent weeks, several celebrities have had their television shows and films taken off streaming platforms due to other blackface controversies, with David Walliams being the most recent figure to apologize for similar sketches.

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Pictured above: Howard Stern’s multi-million dollar deal with Sirius XM ends next year

Twitter users have already condemned Sirius’ two-sided approach to the Black Lives Matter movement, with many calling for Howard Stern to be sacked for his past actions. “How can you support black Lives Matter when you have blackface Howard stern on? SiriusXM is just as bad as Howard because they employ this guy knowing that the pic are out there and pretending it doesn’t exist. Shame on you” responded one user to the radio network’s Black Out Tuesday post.

https://twitter.com/CWhackpacker/status/1271132840063795201

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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