March 9th, 2010
03:04 PM ET

Howard Stern makes controversial remarks about 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe

While recapping the Academy Awards on his Sirius satellite radio show Monday, Howard Stern said some controversial words about best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe.

Stern, focused on the part of Sunday's show when the camera cut to the five actresses up for the Oscar, including Sidibe, whom he referred to as "the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen."

"You feel bad because everyone pretends that she’s part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie," Stern added. "What movie is she going to be in? ‘Blind Side 2,’ she could be the football player.”

Howard accused Oprah Winfrey, who introduced Sidibe at the Oscars when the best actress nominees were announced, of lying to Sidibe. “When we look at you,” Winfrey told the 26-year-old from the Oscars stage, “we see a true, American Cinderella who’s on the threshold of a brilliant new career.”

Stern disagreed. “She told an enormous woman the size of a planet that she’s going to have a career,” he said during his broadcast. “Oprah should’ve said, ‘you need to get help, we don’t want to lose you.’ "

For Stern, Sidibe’s size is not just a problem for her career, but her health as well.

“You just want to say to her, listen, honey, now that you’ve got a little money in the bank go get yourself thin, because you’re going to die in three years,” he said.

A recording of the show has been posted on YouTube, and reactions have ranged from disgust to agreement.

One YouTube user commented that Stern was only saying what everyone else is thinking, while another found Stern’s remarks, regardless of their validity, to be unnecessary. Another wrote, “It’s not like what he’s saying is totally untrue, but he’s so rude and mean about it.” A Gone Hollywood blogger said that while he isn't going to pretend that Sidibe won't have a hard time in Hollywood because of her size, it looks like Stern is picking on an easy target.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Oscars 2010

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  1. mediamadness

    The king of all mucus is missing being in the headlines so he has to rattle his dung cage saying this about precious, or saying he should be an idol judge.

    By the way, HIS movie career was pretty unimpressive. As for Mr Media, making your money in the gutter does not make you the King of anything.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cherie

    Hey Howard
    Have you ever looked in the mirror. That ugly in there is you. If you could see the inside you would see it goes all the way through. By the way Oprah could buy and sell you 10x over. How much money have you made in a movie?? I am glad that most people know that beauty comes from within I hope you get a part in a movie as the football

    March 12, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scott

    Even though this is all true, It just din'nt help anything or anybody to say it,Howard your just being mean.

    March 12, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. John

    Stern speaks the truth.

    March 12, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Elliot Konner

    I cant stand stern, and never could-however he is correct this time.
    Why is it that women insist on LYING to each other? If it were men-one of the friends would tell him "dude-you gotta lose some weight-you look like shit, and we want you around for a while".
    For some reason women are afraid of hurting each others feelings, and it makes no sense. Friends tell each other the truth.
    As for Oprah-EVERYTHING she does or says is 100% for her own personal gain. She has indeed done some fantastic, charitable things, but ONLY because her Return On Investment (time, money, or effort) is huge. And can ANYONE really beleive Oprah when she makes tatements like that?-Oh yes they can-because powerful women like Oprah are perpetuating the lies women tell each other.

    March 12, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Donna

    Thanks Howard! She probably would never have had another role but now that you've said it, someone will give her a role just to prove you wrong! Now that she has all that money, lets hope she can get healthy and not just lay on the couch and pay people to bring her the ringdings!

    March 12, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Milan

    Kate Gils wrong is that we're not beside me.

    March 12, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Milan

    You with the TV you are better than any woman can tell you all, and Clear, or what was the second at any time even when I start to listen to and meet the services to be perfection. The small sports reporter when I said resolutely stay with us would eat the TV passion.

    March 12, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Milan

    I am a little aggressive but I did not fool me, you must follow and meet me what I sought and seek. Now go bath.

    March 12, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Milan

    I hope you will take advantage of me you'd just watched.

    March 12, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Milan

    I hope not angry because of some inappropriate sentences is due to frustration from the nose. But when you improve it and be OK I hope that you respond to me in the right way.

    March 12, 2010 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Milan

    Will come a time when I am of you as a collective CNN seek specific service I hope to come across people and not similar.
    These in my environment do not have Balls and too weak for me.

    March 12, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. TedP

    To all that have commented on Stern's physical "appearance". Your doing the exact same thing Stern did which upset you to begin with! If I were that fat, Stern was my friend, he told told me I'm fat and need to lose weight then I go and lose that weight, Stern just saved my life! How many people do you let die every day by not being honest with them?

    March 12, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Milan

    This World crisis will last longer than mine.
    Finally, will the wise heads and Psychologists conclude that I am the psychopath that only the hip causes offending and solves nothing.
    Albeit sometimes repent and apologize to the Prime Minister and fellow citizens because they are complaining because they are not allowed to deal with me and so calling them.
    There are several answers why this work.
    1. To cleanse and strengthen the 2nd Fun to me. 3. Known in World

    March 12, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. Katie

    Howard Stern is wealthy white trash.

    March 12, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. Blarpo

    He is a strange looking guy though. He kind of looks like the product of a man and a pelican if they could mate.

    March 12, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mrs Ted Sheckler

    Awwww Howie, look! People are actually talking about your lame a$$. Ugh. Please – just dry up and blow away already.

    March 12, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. Ba-ba-booey

    Stern rules!

    March 12, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  19. Blarpo

    *form

    March 12, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  20. Blarpo

    The best part about all of this is that there is nothing you can say about Stern that would harm him in anyway. Call him coarse, ugly, and a horrible person, and he will agree with you!

    Why do you think he has been around for so long? Because he is a breathe of fresh air compared to all the fake, politically correct entertainment that infests the media.

    I would gaurantee that if half of the people on here who are taking shots at Stern were to actually listen to his show, they would have a change of mind.

    To the other half who would despise him no matter what, get a sense of humor.

    Bravo to all those calling Stern and his fans "the lowest for of human life"! Thats brilliant! I love it!

    March 12, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. annonymouse

    Stern has no room to talk..Fortunately hes in radio now and I no longer have to see his "BUTT UGLY" face on tv much anymore...And look at his body, "Yuck"!! He is nothing to be desired. I dont know how any sane woman could put up with him...He needs to leave his comments to himself..Go Gabby!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Chester

    I never could stand him. His schtick is not amusing. He's a one-man wrecking crew coarsening the culture.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bob Aboowee

    All you holier than though jerks need to get a life. Whether you think Howard is a "cancer" on our society or a true trailblazing radio genius, he is right about Ms. Sidibe. She is morbidly obese and needs to lose weight, and lots of it. Otherwise, her acting talent will forever be overshadowed by her appetite. A dozen eggs for breakfast is fine if you are 6'5", 325 pound NFL lineman but not when you are a 20 year old girl. Oprah needs to learn how to speak the truth. She would sugar coat Osama Bin Laden if he ever came on her show. Worthless piece of TV trash.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ToledoDoc

    Bottom line is that Gabourey Sidibe is morbidly obese with a future filled with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, early arthritis and early death. There is no controversy about that . . . its the just the painful and sad facts about those who are obese. Regardless of whether or not you like Howard Stern or how he relays the message, the bottom line is that Gabourey Sidibe is grossly overweight on her way to an early death if she doesn't lose weight. Period. End of Story.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jo Jo

    You Stern haters don't listen to him anyway.. You can't handle the truth
    .. the USA has become so PC that it's turn the country into a big joke

    March 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  26. etta weams

    Howard Stern, you broke down crappy ass ugly sob. How dare you make fun of this young lady. You are ugly inside and out, you need to take a good look in the mirror. You need a face lift, get rid of that nasty looking shitty ass long hair. Your face is too ugly for television, so you hide behind the radio. You nasty ass bastard. Gabby, keep your head up. You will make it, and have the last laugh.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. aljkdup

    Howard Stern sucks! He's a hideous person who has no heart. He say's these horrible things about people to get publicity. Cause nobody cares if he has a radio talk show or not. Nobody cares about him. Not to mention, he looks like a crackhead!

    March 11, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Julia

    Howard Stern looks loke a Giraffe on crack with a bad wig, but they allow him in show business......

    March 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. med

    Howard is the lowest form of existence on our planet.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. susan mills

    Howard Stern.....You are that ugly painful cancer that man will never find a cure for......

    March 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  31. jbone

    Reply to Jenny – Stern doesn't need to be a 'hot guy', which is why even he admits as to why hes on RADIO! Good for him,,, Lots think, few speak

    March 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  32. RICK

    ...........And Howard is laughing all the way to the bank

    March 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. DeShawn

    Let's leave the girl alone. It's her life. Sure we are all thinking the same thing: "Damn, that girl could stand to miss a meal or two." but who are we to judge. Also, i am not the skinniest girl in the world, but i am a vegetarian. so i know how to take care of myself. Personally, i think that she can be comfortable with her size, but hey, she could do a little better. i hope she does get healthier and find more roles. she is talented and i guess we would like to see her around alot more. Oh yeah, and Stern is a real ass anyway. Why the hell does his comments even matter? I think he's a real waste of sperm and egg. But that's just me....

    March 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  34. imfat2

    who cares she is hot!

    March 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  35. TedP

    Stern speaks the truth! The people who say they hate Stern never listen to him! Besides he's being honest. What would u tell your friend if she were that large? Keep eating, you look great? If you really cared about this person you tell them the exact same thing! People need to hear the truth even if it does hurt. In the end they'll thank you for being honest...just like Stern!

    March 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  36. PaulaR

    I'm not entirely in agreement with Stern. Hollywood (read: white America) loves mammy figures. Look at the Oscar guest list, past and present. Hattie McDaniel, Monique, etc. And they can't get enough Oprah. Stern even has a mammy on HIS show. The only thing they love more is the tragic mulatto...like Halle. There'll be roles. White folks love fat black women.

    March 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. WLBordeau

    Yeah, it's so terrible that Howard made those comments that CNN now has a lead story based on the concept. Hypocrites.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/10/gabourey.sidibe.career/index.html?hpt=C1

    March 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Gabourey Sidibe

    OM NOM NOM NOM NOM

    March 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. kimmy

    she won an award .howard;thinks he can say whatever he wants.
    she can lose weight but he cant get away with being the biggest loser alive.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  40. TaBu

    @Chinicuil, you are out of your mind. Have you ever been overweight? I have, she would run outta breath within the first 3 swings. Get realisitic.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Michael Parsons

    A) The presentation does not change the truth of the matter. She is morbidly obese, and her obesity will both preclude a Hollywood career with any longevity whatsoever and significantly impair her health and well-being.

    B) Make fun of Howard's appearance all you want. His point was not that she was ugly, it's that she's fat and unhealthy. Howard is extremely healthy and continually admits he is ugly.

    C) Almost 1,600 comments so far? Like him or not, Howard has obviously done something right that so many people deem a stupid comment about a woman being fat worth commenting on.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Chinicuil

    Gabourey Sidibe could beat the sxxxt our of stern any day.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Scallapini

    @ FRAN PHILLIPS
    You're obviously a fat chick too

    My mother in law is like a lot of you idiots out there...a woman who loves to yenta it up at work about how Howard is such a rude jerk and all he does is use bad language and make girls show their breasts...MEANWHILE, she's never heard the show, she only knows what other yenta's like herself say about him. Try listening for one day, I bet money you'll change your opinion of him

    Bababooey to you all

    March 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Milan (Hala Gorani)

    I am sure that I succeeded in show business-and life in America and Hollywood just can not get it because they can not get a visa and you are cruel and want to help in this.
    Salute Barack Obama when we finish some commitments here I will write a message for Obama and you provide him.
    Be my Angels and I will be your pet and we all will be fine.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. citizenUSA

    Yes, he is speaking the truth, just in the irritating, insensative Stern way. He's smart enough to know how to say things properly. His movie showed how he fell into broadcasting backasswards. I wonder what he would be do if he could not get another job in radio because of his big ego, mouth and little else.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Yvette

    Maybe she'll get a chik fil a contract to be their spokeswoman and advertising talent.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dan

    She is extremely heavy, but Howard's no jewel for sure ( and I really mean for-sure). Given what's left, their personalities, she wins no-contest.

    March 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  48. JT

    He is a comedian people!! He says jokes about everyone. The problem is he is saying on the radio what a lot of people are saying at their local bars ,etc. Is he really saying she is not talented , no. But in Hollywood,where thin is almost a prerequisite for a career. He is just stating the truth. How many girls her size get steady work in Hollywood and are not just the "fat" girl in a movie with attractive stars? She was perfect for her role in this one movie, lets not act like she is healthy and should stay that size. Her acting talent must be separated from the point being discussed. That is it is not in her best interest to be that big from a health perspective. Just cause you don't like the way it's said, does not mean its not a valid point.

    March 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Milan (Hala Gorani)

    I started to think too much and now sounds silly but I really want to leave the change of environment and start a new life meet new people and for this I need a friend like you can not longer be with these people in this environment.
    And you will all boil down to the sex because you are easier to accept me so.
    I know that sometimes as far sounds silly and childishly as all the relax and begin to think a lot but I'm different when I do something and here I do not support or desire to be or to do.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Marcus Moore

    hey lub2ski&surf

    so you think that as long as he says what people are thinking, that's ok and socially acceptable?

    well, how about this–i think you AND howard are idiots! people are thinking it and i'm just pointing out the truth.

    thanks. i feel better. do you?

    March 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. luv2ski&surf

    I'm a big Stern fan...have been for years, and this is exactly the reason why. He openly says what many people are thinking and will point out the truth. Her weight is extremely unhealthy. I'm a girl and by no means can be considered skinny, but there is a healthy weight everyone needs to maintain. Mo'Nique used to say to everyone that she 'celebrates' her heaviness...until she got diabetes. His methods may be harsh but his words are true.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Bubba

    Stern's a moron; he wasn't saying this stuff as health or career advice but just to ride her skirts. Who ever heard of Howard Stern lately? He's like a blast from the Nineties.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Marcus Moore

    The one thing I like about satellite radio is is got howard the duck off the pubic airwaves!

    Thank you Sirius! I honestly hope he gets a raise so he will stay where he is so decent people who don't have satellite radio won't be subjected to his garbage.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  54. STEEVO

    How would you say to someone "you are fat and need to lose weight" in a nice way? You can't. Stern saying what 90% of us were thinking? No. He said what 100% of us were thinking. Poor girl does need to lose a little weight. The US spends between 100 and 200 billion a year on weight related health care alone. If we don't make fun of the fat people to pressure them to lose some weight, that number will only grow. Sorry fatties. I love you but the fat has to go. You can stay as long as you like!

    March 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  55. mike

    Such blowhards. Free speech. He is not being rude. bababooey

    March 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jeff N

    The anti-Stern people are just flat out DUMB. He knocks himself on his looks and physique all the time. So glass house, pot calling the kettle, etc., doesn't even apply. He knows he's no prom king. And to say he's talentless, well is there a word for "less than DUMB"? What he's saying about this grotesquely obese woman is dead on. Have some respect for yourself, and for the family and friends that love you, and lose some weight before your poor over-worked heart fails to support you.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Milan (Hala Gorani) CNN

    I am someone who has his entire life was neglected by family and society and we need a strong personality that will help me in life and for all these years in this city, I found this.
    I know you're under various prejudices but I'll convince you that I am a good guy.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. pasadena matt

    Stern tells the truth, if you want to hear lies then watch the news, or go to a city council meeting.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. FranktheSkank

    Honestly, Yes this girl is of an unhealthy weight, could Howard have said it nicer, sure in theory, but this is Howard Stern and this is what he does. I'm not saying that I'm in agreement with the statements as much, but I can guarantee that many people in the country think the same way. when you are in the spotlight, you are going to be judged on everything, you have to be ready to be under the microscope and take the criticism, It comes with the territory.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  60. guest

    What are you, Mr. Stern, gaining by saying something like this? What are you getting by being a "bad, mean person"? Is this your true nature? Or is this really part of your act to attract a morbidness-seeking audience, who, in the end, will pay you the big bucks.... by just hurting people....
    I don't get it. I don't think there is any need for this.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. T

    And this is what the public will get if Stern winds up becoming a judge on American Idol, albeit I think that's a long shot. But if by chance it becomes a reality, then AI will die within 1 season – for good.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Milan

    I want to come to USA and to live in the American way, because here is boring and miserable life just is not my mentality.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Milan

    These people do not understand me Hala have the same passion as I sense they are somewhat shallow mind.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  64. thegreyghost

    Baba Boey!! Baba Boey!

    Stern was spot on!

    March 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Milan

    Cao Hala Gorani now I'm sure I'm in love with you and I would like to have sex with you.
    You're an aggressive woman and that is what is missing in my life.
    Answer me the address because I want to be friends and to leave this country.
    It turns out that in Banja Luka, there is no woman for me and no real friends.
    Peter Pecije 19, 78000 Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Brettzel G.

    I love it how people take things that Howard says completely out of context and make some sort of ethical issue out of it.

    The bottom line is that he never was someone that was trying to shock anyone. He is a comedian that contributes a social commentary. God forbid that he call out the beloved Oprah for making an assumption that the girl is going to have some kind of career. She simply fit the bill for a huge girl that got abused and mistreated. It was the story that brought her there. Everyone knows it, but are too scared to be honest about it.

    If she were on Dr. OZ and he told her to her face that she needed to loose weight or she would die in a few years he would be praised for his honesty.
    Howard Stern is one of the very (very) few entertainers that has the integrity and brilliance enough to be open and honest. By the way if you were actually listening to the Stern show then you would know that he is the first one to point out his own faults. He is an advocate for others well being, but knows how to make it interesting.

    There is some reason why he is one of the highest paid entertainers in the history of the world and I am sure it isn't because he feels he should dumb down his opinions for those who do not pay to hear him on a dialy basis. Frankly you don't deserve to know whe he said about anything unless you are paying for it. That is unless you are breaking the law by checking out a video on youtube that I know for a fact that he does not want up there. I know because I am a listener and know his opinion on that......By the way, terrestrial radio is dying without him...

    March 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  67. sam

    Howard is a bully picking on an easy target to get attention. It doesn't get any lower than that.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  68. SugarHouse

    Stern is offensive, however, despite his lack of tact for saying what most everyone else is thinking, he is indeed correct. The woman is extremely unhealthy and should seek help now that she does have some money under her belt. No one should "look past" her physical problems because beauty is only skin deep, in this case taking that stance is ignoring a major health problem for the sake of being PC.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Tom

    If you listen to the audio clip on YouTube it was Robin Quivers who made the most disparaging remarks mentioned in this article NOT Howard Stern.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  70. eric

    I really don't see much disrespect in anything that he said. What a sweet thing it is to tell someone who is in risk of dying that she should get help to get healthy because she is someone we want to see succeed in life.
    He was a bit crude in what he said, but he really is telling the truth. As is, this girl will never be cast in another movie unless morbid obesity is the main trait of the character she plays. In other words, her being fat has to be part of the story.
    Of course she is talented enough to play other kinds of roles, but you can't overlook the way she looks, and every casting agent in Hollywood knows that. So there aren't going to be many opportunities for this girl, and the few that she may get will typecast her.
    Her personality is just awesome. She's funny and sweet and humble. And she has talent far beyond her years. Howard Stern recognizes that, and he wants her to succeed. He knows that she won't succeed unless she drops about 150 pounds. And he thinks it wrong of people like Oprah to pretend that she doesn't have a problem. Especially when Oprah obsesses over her own weight.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Steveo

    I love how everyone is trashing Howard and calling him "Ugly". Everyone knows he is not good looking.....even HE knows it. But he doesn't have people call him "The most wonderful Prince Charming" at the Oscars as Oprah called her a new American Princess. Come on people! She is morbidly obese. She has no chance in Hollywood if she stays like that. Howard is just saying what EVERYONE was thinking but don't have the sack to say. If you tell me you saw her at the Oscars and didn't think "DAMN!!" when you did, you are lying to yourself.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  72. MacAttack1962

    Stern should have said it nicer? He's not Dr. Phil you Morons, he is an entertainer and he gets paid to make his many listeners laugh. Truth is he is a pragmatic individul whos says it like it is..if you can't handle the truth, don't listen.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Radar

    Well Howard, now that you have a little money set aside, maybe you can get a haircut

    March 11, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  74. Darnell

    LOL Now I understand why he's on satellite radio! He's so irrelevant that he no longer merits a mainstream audience! He's just jealous because his movies weren't nominated for Oscars. SIdibe is uber-talented and who cares if she is overweight??! That is her problem and something she needs to deal with. I am so tired of everybody worrying about everyone else's health. It's her body, her life, when it is time for her to decide to lose weight, she will do it. Leave the girl alone. I don't think she is going to have too much trouble getting other roles in Hollywood. Like one poster said, they'll write roles for her! Good luck, Gabourey!

    March 11, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  75. marcie

    @ 'B'. Funny. As if she 'gained' weight for her role. Honey, I can assure you she was already 400 pounds before this role. No one puts on that kind of weight for a role. Howard might usually be crude and out of line, but the fact is, Sidibe is killing herself. It is not mean, it is honest. Instead of doing it with drugs, alcohol, cigarrettes, she is using food. That is not attacking her talent, or the fact that she is a kind person, it is just telling it how it is. Are there other large actors out there? Yes, but she is twice as big as they are. Very sad.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  76. Noma

    I don't really like or hate Howard Stern coz I've no time or energy to worst on him. But as a black woman I've to say the guy just said what most people think or were thinking. Somebody had to say something, and no black sisters were willing to. Let the truth be told if you are F.A.T you are FAT, and no wonder we live in an OBESE America coz all ya live in denial and just don't want to hear the truth. Now that Stern has said it, do something about it and quit yepping over nothing. Anytime she can die of heart attack and will that make you happy???

    Howard Stern is great coz he tells it like it is.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  77. MW

    He's right! She is completely unhealthy!!!! She needs to take care of herself so that she can have a future in the acting business. She should use her fame to set a better example. There is no reason for her to be stick skinny, but she needs to be healthy!

    March 11, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  78. Anonymous

    "I'm gonna get me some Chic-Fil-A and hit it hard"

    March 11, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  79. Wade

    Stern rules!!!

    March 11, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  80. MR. PEREFCT

    Well ... I am a 24 year old black male living in main stream america, i came from lower class areas and built my self to better living. nobody can be as real as me. I know mainstream america fro b oth sides of the ball. The fact of the matter is Howard Stern is only a host who says what people think, i watched Howard Sterns show for years but grew out of it. i can tell you unless howard is completly different person, this is nothing but another howard stern daily comment. Howard Stern is not racist nor is a hater of any kind. this freedom of speech thing is out of hand, that lady put her life of the screen for the world to see. When you do things like that you should already know it comes with pros in cons. you will be hated upon or praised. you will have people call you for what you are a great actress and a huge lady. there is nothing wrong with that. everybody talks him rude and what not, its not rude to call a big celebrity big. she clearly does not care what people think about her because she made a fing movie. if you dont like the way somebody talks, speaks, reacts, describes or handles somethings that is meant be looked at in those sorts of light then leave them alone. Howard Stern says what he feel and other people feel because the rest of the semi-celebritys are to afraid to.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  81. Majestic

    If Howard is so worried about her health why didn't he call her and personally agree to take her to the doctor, get her help and stand by her on her journey to weight loss. Howard Stern is a loser making money for nothing. He should be going to the plastic surgeon, like so many others in Hollywood.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  82. Dan

    I love this. All of you who are crying about what Stern said. Yeah he isn't the nicest or smartest guy on the planet but come on, he told it like is. I'm sorry people, but the world is a harsh critical place and to feed this girl lies is worse than what Stern said. Oprah and the rest of Hollywood should be the ones who are chastised. They are filling this girl up with unrealistic expectations of becoming a start. Hollywood is shallow and cruel and unless this girl trims down, no way in hell is she getting another shot. Logical thinking people would thank Mr. Stern and chastise Oprah. But sense we are dealing with the American public, this won't ever happen.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  83. Franci Ellsworth

    Hey, if Howie can make in show business with a face only a mother could love, and that is questionable, why can't a heavy set actress make it.

    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  84. Amy

    People and the media are getting SO bent out of shape about what Stern said, and while it's uncomfortable information, it's CORRECT INFORMATION. Sure it's mean but that girl needs to lose weight or she'll die: FACT. And if she doesn't die from over eating, she'll die from the diabetes or heart conditions that plague women AND MEN with obesity. And regarding her not getting work, Stern is surely referring to the double standards rampant throughout hollywood: Men age and double in size gracefully while women are shut out of roles for a couple wrinkles, grey hairs and flesh folds.
    Get mad at the truth people, not STERN!

    March 11, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  85. Bonnie

    I'm sorry but no matter what her weight is, who the hell is Howard Stern to be telling her what to do about it? Is he her doctor now? It is absolutely none of his business! I guess Howard Stern's show is suffering and he needed some attention and he knew he'd get it this way.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  86. Erica

    To be honest, I love stern, and stern is up front about eveything. If so many of you do not like him, why even click on the article about him?

    March 11, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  87. Cooki

    Howard Stern has a lot of nerve considering his face looks like toilet paper after someone wiped their azz!!! For your information, Gabourey is already in a new made-for-HBO movie fool!!! Not everyone in Hollywood has to have bones sticking out.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  88. Emily

    Big girls do need to lose weight and be healthy.... but thinness is not synonymous with good health. Just like being overweight isn't a guarantee of health problems, (especially so for women!!!) But even saying "fat" now-a-days seems like such a nasty word. That and the fact that guys tend to use the word more often than women and toward women who are not even fat! Our culture is extremely unhealthy mentally, and I truly believe that losing weight and being healthier (again, not necessarily a pair) would be easier for a LOT of women in our country if we didn't vilify women who are chubby, have a few extra pounds, or hell... even if they are "fat!" Do you think women who are overweight are joyful about it? Have sympathy... and empathy. Christian nation, right? Act like it. "What movie is she going to be in? ‘Blind Side 2,’ she could be the football player.” - this statement alone is just cruel. I remember when I first gained weight in my early 20s (and i was NOT fat, mind you) – some guy was harassing my friend at a bar and when I told him to back the -ef- off, he laughed to his friends and said, "look guys, we have a linebacker for the 'skins here". I feel that men in the US treat women so disrespectfully... who says that to someone? Although I was not big, it still completely gave me a complex. And it was designed to. It was designed to be cruel, cutting, and hateful. And although I know it said more about that jack-ss that said it than it did about me... it was still wrong. And you know what? I bet that guy considers himself a gentleman! (like ALL american men).

    March 11, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  89. Mary

    Freedom of speech, he can say whatever he wants whether we agree or not. I can't stand the way the people in this country think they can stop people from speaking their mind because it might not be popular. I was thinking that, it was only natural, but I would never of said it outloud. That's why I love Howard. He should replace Simon Cowell it would be great!

    March 11, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  90. Jeff

    I read these comments about all the people that hate Stern and it's getting silly. It's funny to me because there is no doubt that he will be considered one of the great icons of the 20th and 21st century. Over a million people out there listen to his show every morning religiously. He has been doing his show for over 30 years! He is the only celebrity out there to make celebrities and real people out of mentally challenged individuals, little people, homeless people, and many other physically or mentally challenged individuals. Over a million people spend over $12.00 a month to listen to one show. That does not include the cost of the radio. Instead of criticizing him, you should give the guy some credit for making people so happy.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  91. Jason

    There is a truth to these comments, at least from a health and role model perspective. While we as a society are always quick to condment the "anorexic" look to models and the bad influence they can have on our children, we must also condemn the glorification of the look of this actress. Such obesity is a rising epidemic among today's youth, and telling a woman such as this that being the way she is acceptable sends a completely wrong message to all of us.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  92. Tracey Williams

    For once, I do not think Howard was rude at all, he was right on the mark. People need to get their heads out the sand, she is no different than a drug addict, she is addicted to food.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  93. Yvonne

    That is what Stern does best tear people down. It's true that he says what other people are afraid to say.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  94. TP

    Wow! Is all I can say. I understand being candid however, when you do not know all of the facts then thats when it's out of place. Yes, she may be over weight but that does not mean that she is unhealthy. There are many people in the world who are under weight and just as unfit and unhealthy. And with regard to her acting skills I do believe that there will be more roles for her and in time we will see a different in society and how they view bigger people. All I can say is Gabby don't listen to the nay sayers there time will come and the only person who can judge is that higer power and Howard Stern surely is not.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  95. Diane

    The truth of the matter is that's it's none of anyone's business. That is the problem today everyone is in everyone elses business.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  96. Anon

    He's right.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  97. Dave

    Hey, if the show "Half Ton Man" decides to come out with a movie, she'd be perfect for the part. She might have to pack on some more pounds for the roll though....oops I mean't role.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  98. Huh?

    I got to agree with Howard on this one. As for the people who think he's mean or rude, if you sugar-cost something like this she'd probably eat it.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  99. Bratz

    I think that america has high expectations on how woman should look. If this young star feels comfortable in her own skin, then every on should respect that. I mean, She must be aware that she is over weight and it may make give people the o.k. to be obese. They may even gain confidence and self respect. Im not saying its healthy, but when the star is not being critisized she may realize there is a problem. Until then just enjoy her talent.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  100. dallasmagnus

    Howard is 100% correct. Name 1 (one) example of an actress her size having a long-successful movie career. Love Howard or hate him, you can't deny he is telling it like it is, even if it a little harsh.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  101. samuel

    Once again stern says some stupid stuff & then you have some even more stupid comments on this board. Insensitive people ask your selves these questions...Who says she cant be in more movies? How do you know shes not working on one now? Why cant she be a role model? Who says she hasnt been working on losing weight?...and you wonder why so many out there in the world hate themselves for how they look?.....Keep doing you Gabby. Keep being a wonderful role model for people around the world:)

    March 11, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  102. Jennifer

    Someone seriously needs to run this man down with a Mack truck.....

    March 11, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  103. Mick

    I bet she knows she is fat. I bet she gets told this a hundred times a day. The people who are really ugly are those that feel the need to dump on fat people. Somehow this has become the politically correct thing to do these days. The human virus must consume.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  104. MasterChefD

    Stern said the harsh truth. Don't expect him to pull punches. If you listen to the entire segments (and his follow-ups), you'll know that he admits she has talent and that the comments weren't meant to be personal attacks.

    It is way too easy to cherry-picks a few of Stern's lines to make him sound like an complete asshole. (He's an ass sometimes, but that's the show)

    Also, it's funny how people are all up-in-arm about him calling Sidibe fat but yet call Stern "ugly" and "rat-faced".

    March 11, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  105. TyJ

    Howard says things that most people only think in the privacy of their head; things that are embarassing to admit publicly. Can anyone deny that Gabby has a serious weight issue? Now that she has the means, would it not be a good idea for her to lose weight? That's not saying she should drop to a size 2, but ANY weight loss would be helpful. His comments about her chances in Hollywood are based on Hollywood's track record. How many obese actors and actresses are on TV or in movies? Perhaps there will be a "funny fat friend", but most of the time, it's the thin "beautiful" people. She may be a great actor, but unless someone writes a part specifically for her, there aren't going to be a lot of opportunities for her in Hollywood. This movie gave her a great start, I can only hope that she doesn't feel she needs to stay big to retain recognition.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  106. wickedcricket

    LOOK WHO'S TALKING!!! omg – stern could scare the dead -

    March 11, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  107. FRAN PHILLIPS

    Howard Stern has always been a jerk with as big mouth. He gets off
    using foul language and talking dirty and taking people down for whatever reason. He thinks the world revolves around him, maybe his world. There are ways to say things, especially to young impressionable young people, and he blew it. He needs to do something with his mouth, hair and face. There are alot of people still trying to figure out why his wife married him, I know I am.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  108. Rob

    Howard, the planetoid-sized gasbag, should talk.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  109. Cooper 42

    Gabourey Sidibe is a beautiful young lady inside and out. She is a blessing from God with a beautiful talent. Stern has a talent as well. Just think...because of his criticism...she will be more famous and he will be more criticized for his rude comments. I'm sure Ms. Sidibe is aware of her health and will make her own decisions on how to handle herself. That can not take away from who she really is...beautiful inside out and a blessing!!!!

    By the way, Ms. Sidibe is already working an another movie!!! So Stern...kiss her whole ass!!!!! I may not agree with Stern's comments, but he is entitled to them...just as I am to mine.

    You Go Ms. Sidibe!!!!!!

    March 11, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  110. Jay

    I love the fact that everyone is so concerned about Howard Stern's opinions and statements. He is one of the few in media that is not afraid to be honest and most of his controversial statements reflect the thoughts that many Americans are too politically correct to state. And I'll assume that most of the comments on here are from individuals who do not listen to his show since you would then know he is also one of the most self depricating individuals out there regarding his looks, among other things!

    March 11, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  111. MS. J

    Iwould never have known she was overweight until you mentioned it. (that's a joke Howard)The first black woman to win an Academy award was also overweight. It is because of you that this country is so infested with racism and unfortunately she may never have a chance to perform as brilliantly as she did in "Precious" not because of her size but because of people like you whose voice carries to those in power. Did you see the movie? If you did you would have seen a powerful voice for the voiceless "Precious'" of the world. i would think you would be more empathetic, considering you have a face that was made for the radio....and they say we have come a long way!

    March 11, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  112. Matt Hill

    His words are so true. The problem is society is too politically correct to admit he is right. She is fat and disgusting and is not a role model for anyone. Well the medical profession loves her because she keeps them in business.

    Also, you may hate Howard Stern but look at all the post his article generated. He is very intelligent and makes millions because of people who hate and love him.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  113. Scott

    Oh my god. This guy needs to be a cohost of Palin's new show. What a piece of work. No one deserves this hacks attention. He should look to the real yuksters out there, not the quiet unassuming ones.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  114. al imparato

    for everyone who states, they cant stand howard, he has no talent, he's ugly, you are the fools. it doesn't matter if you like him or not, he's 100% correct about her health and how she appears. the newscasters are making it sound like its ok for her to look that way. thats insane. she is very unhealthy, and i'm sure she will have a short life span. if you dont like howard, dont listen, if you think he has no talent, then your opinion is differant from his millions of fans, if you think he's ugly, look in the mirror. the fact is, he's healthy and he watches his diet. he has no control over how he looks, nor do we. we do have control over our food intake. i, for one, am a fan of the king of all media, if everyone else listens, you too will be a fan. howard, you are the king of all media

    March 11, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  115. Blarpo

    @Jake Let everyone be? Problem is letting everyone be doesn't let everyone be. I'm healthy, but my health insurance keeps going up and up and up...

    March 11, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  116. EZ

    HAHA!!! Damn I love Howard! So true! I can't stand to even look at fatties. The level of gluttony required to get that big is disgusting. And all those Hollywood hypocrites are even more disgusting. They spend their money on liposuction, plastic surgery, face peels...you name it, in order to look "beautiful", but then patronize the fat black girl at the Oscars like they are accepting her. The truth is, they all left the theater and snickered behind her back. At least Howard tells it the way it is. "Girl, you are fat and disgusting, and you need to lose some weight." Does it hurt? Hell yes it hurts! Maybe it will hurt bad enough that she will get off her fat ass and do something about it.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  117. Scallapini

    Howard tells it like it is and those who are offended are those who are so caught up in the 'politically correctness' of this country which is b.s. ...she's a big fat mess who needs help. She took up 2 chairs at the Academy Awards! I was hysterical when people on the red carpet were telling her how great she looked in the dress she was wearing b/c that dress was the size of a tent. More people need to loosen up and tell it how it is.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  118. jezoebel

    Stern was a jerk on dinosaur radio, he's still a jerk now. Howard need to look in the mirror bcause he's no prize either. How is he still relavent? Not every woman has to be a size zero. As for Sidibe's career, she has three films coming up and has a TV pilot on Showtime. Does this sound like she's not going to have a career in Hollywood? Howard must be jealous since his movie career came and went in a flash. Howard needs to retire. His idea of comedy is wearing thin.

    March 11, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  119. Get serious

    Anyone who listens and supports this jackass is also a jackass....

    March 11, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  120. Pokemon

    Howard Stern for President!

    March 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  121. Robin

    She does have to lose weight and I'm sure she knows it. It's not what you say but how you say it. Monique and Oprah was just as big, do I need to say anymore!

    March 11, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  122. Melissa

    I for one, love Howard. I am a Black woman, 42 and have been listening to him for 20 years. Nothing he says offends me. That is Howard Stern as is! Why is anyone getting so angry? Your life will still go on everyday, same routine, same check. No one is forcing you to listen to his show nor no one asked you to read the story regarding his comments. Get over it and get on with ur lives..

    March 11, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  123. Jake

    Howard Stern is mean, rude, crass and laughing all the way to the bank because there are idiots out there that validate him. If she's big, she's big. It's her life. Let her live it. We all think in America that it's my responsibility to life everyone's life for them and give our opinions about stuff. People, shut up and let her be.

    March 11, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  124. Kenneth

    As harsh as he may be, Howard Stern does have a point, but he forgot about America Ferrare and how she started on "Real Women Have Curves" and is now a big star on Ugly Betty. Not everyone has to be thin as a rail to make it in Hollywood, but as far as her health is concerned, Gabby absolutely has to do something about the weight. Watching her on Precious was painful and it was supposed to be. But I don't want to have to deal with that type of sadness on every movie she's in. Who would?

    March 11, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  125. Tracy

    You don't get it, Howard knows he is ugly and he will be the first one to admit it. Anyone who really listen's to Howard would know he is all about being healthy, and if he did not care about this girl he would not have said a word. I would say Howard cares more then Oprah- at least he is telling her the truth. It may not be nice, but the truth rarely is.

    March 11, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  126. Dan

    The man says these things the way he does to get attention, that's all. Take a look folks, it worked. He's like a rude little kid, it you'll ignore him, he'll go away.

    March 11, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  127. Blarpo

    People are absolutely clueless when it comes to Stern. I see all these people saying "Has he looked in the mirror?" and "You are one ugly MF!"

    Who do you think would be the first to agree with you? Stern himself!

    Stern is as hard on himself as he is with everyone else. Sure he's rude, but that's the point! All these people who are offended and appalled by him are only feeding into what he does. And what he dos is great! We need his type of view in this PC media! YOU DA MAN STERN!

    March 11, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  128. madison

    i hate to say it, but he is right. and as for the way he said it, remember that he's an entertainer. as they say, the best revenge is success: she should lose the extra weight and show everyone that her talent and weight are two different things.
    all the best luck to her.

    March 11, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  129. latasha

    I really don't care what Howard Stern has to say he is an ugly person all the way around but what kills me is this: probably about half the people who commented on her weight are probably overweight themselves. Don't comment on someone elses imperfections if you are overweight your self. Its easy to point out someone who has a problem but you go to the store and purchase size 18-20 pants!!! Leave her alone, if she makes it in Hollywood thats her business, if she doesn't make it its still HER business. How about some of you get up off your butts take your overweight kids outside and play!!!

    March 11, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  130. Marc

    Aren't his 15 minutes up yet? When will this buffoon finally go away?

    Still, what he says is true. I cannot understand why anyone would applaud someone who is an obvious example of the American way of life – overindulgence, gluttony and lack of any kind of restraint.

    Shame that Stern had to be the one to make the pertinent comments.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  131. Tiffany

    He's obviously not the most tactful, but in this case he's absolutely right. That poor girl needs an intervention. I hope she gets the help she so obviously needs.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  132. David

    The truth may hurt, but Howard stated nothing other than fact.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  133. Jonesy

    Keep up the good work Howard. You're right, unless Moby Oprah foots the bill for another ghetto sob story, she won't be back. The only reason she came off so good in the movie, is because she was reliving the travesties of her own life. She's far from being an actress.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  134. TRUTH

    She was at the Oscars for her accomplishments as a actress – far from it – she was asked to portray a poor, fat black woman – I AM SURE IT WAS A DIFFICULT TASK. An actor or actress should be measured by their range of acting ability, she was not. She was there because of the color of her skin. Stern is right, she will only be in movies that she will portray fat, black women.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  135. Mike

    hey fool's, he got you all talk'in .. LOL that is what he loves. Call him ugly but he is the one laughing to the bank.. Ha Ha Ha !! Keep talking...
    Stern rules baba booey..

    March 11, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  136. Larry T

    He said it because none of the kiss asses orbiting around her, or the suckers living off her fat, will tell her to take care of herself.

    March 11, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  137. roy

    Howard when in the HELL are you going to stop criticizing people. Your criticism is so damn old. When are you going to grow up cuz you sound like a whining broken record. Find something else to do with yourself. You have made enough money at the same ol' crap. Maybe you can move to the other side of the world where you can start out fresh in TV. Oh wait... your too ugly to make it on TV, that's why your on the radio, we don't have to see your ugly ass mug everday. Gabby is prettier on her worst day than you'll ever look like on you best.

    March 11, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  138. isabel

    Howard I don't think you need to tell Gabby anything about her weight that she does'nt already know. Give her some credit, she is an intelligent young lady. The truth is... the only reason you have had pretty women in your arms is due to your money and remember... SHE CAN LOSE THE WEIGHT, but.....YOU CAN'T LOSE YOUR UGLY!!!!

    March 11, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  139. ShineOnMe

    If she never be in another movie again, it doesn't matter. She has done something few people her age has done. If she died tomorrow we'll remember her for the oscar nomination not her weight. How about Stern let her enjoy her moment. Congrats Gabourey Sidibe!

    March 11, 2010 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  140. JHaas

    I saw her on Kimmel Live recently. As Bill O'Reilly would say... what a bold, fresh piece of humanity! This girl is so delightful: she's a funny, fun-loving all-American girl having the time of her life and enjoying every minute of it. I'm disgusted by Stern's comments. He's not her physician. There have been no alarming news about her health in the media, so there's no reason to believe she's not healthy. Why? Why would anyone want to ruin such a nice kid's day? I don't get it.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  141. Crazy

    The actress is a one hit wonder with her weight she is either gonna lose the weight or die its simple fact stop trying sugar coat it by saying there are many plus size people in Hollywood she a walking hippo a ticking time bomb ready to explode. Howard is right and the way he said is perfectly fine some people need the harsh truth no matter how rude or horrible it is get over it. Its up to them to prove the critics wrong and her talent was really never being question by Howard just how is she gonna find another role in that condition.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  142. nate

    It's great if you like yourself. It's great if you are comfortable with the way you look. But you must not like yourself that much if you are dying on purpose. She is fat . It will kill her. Hollywood does not care about her, and Hollywood will not care when she dies. A little bit of blunt honesty is a necessary thing once in awhile. It's just a shame that we have to wait for creeps like Stern and Beck to say what ought to be said because people like that are usually full of %^&$.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  143. Honesty Legitimate

    Stern is right. The girl is a house and there are very few leading rolese in Holliwood for houses. She isn't pretty, and again she is huge. We are talking about the movie industry where beauty and fantasy is the product for sale.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  144. JR

    Howard Stern for president!

    March 11, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  145. Michelle S

    Oh come on.... Howard is just drawing attention to himself by saying this crap so he can take over Simon's place. He SUXS.

    March 11, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  146. gordo

    Unfortunately, Howard is right. Regardless of his motivations, for discussing the issue, her weight is unhealthy, life threatening and certainly nothing to aspire to. Instead of denying it, we should join Howard in promoting a healthier lifestyle regardless of how uncomfortable this may be given his public views on other subjects,

    March 11, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  147. Alex

    I know nothing about the actress, having no interest in the film in question, so the question has to be asked if her weight is due to a condition beyond her control (i.e. a glandular problem, etc). If so, then Stern was out of line. If her weight is from other factors, I don't know if he was necessarily off base. People who are too thin are becoming the target of criticism and concerns about health. We're now getting the same issue regarding people who are overweight. People who nod in agreement when someone like Stern goes after the Kate Moss's of the world (as I'm sure he has) can't really turn their nose up when he goes after people at the opposite end of the spectrum. The question has to also be asked - would there be such negative reaction had this comment come from someone who is more respected by the mainstream such as Oprah or Larry King?

    March 11, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  148. Gilemena Taylor

    1. Stern who? Didn't he used to be on radio? ;)

    2. She knows she is is heavy. She knows she is different. She knows her limitations.

    3. Stern makes his money being idiotic.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  149. wudywudpkr

    Almost everyone disagreeing with what Stern said is also making a comment about his vulgarity or that he is ugly or something similar.
    I do not agree with his comments but most of you are just as bad making comments about him.

    If you really dont care about what he says why are you reading the article and commenting about it.

    BaBa Booey Rules

    March 11, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  150. Mike

    Is it just me, or does it seem to be Howard Stern's objective to piss-off as many people as he possibly can in life. I, for one, am thoroughly tired of this trash-mouthed slob.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  151. beast

    Howard you vile filthy creature love ya man!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Angel

    Ta Ta Ta TooThie!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Paul

    The truth stings. I don't care how wholesome thing they are, I'd be willing to bet both men and women were thinking something along the same lines. Maybe not as blunt. Maybe not as brash. But the notion that this woman is obsessively over-weight is a fact. A harsh reality that apparently society has a difficult time accepting. Sometimes it takes a bigger person to tell a person what they don't want to hear, rather than what they do.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  154. mike

    Stern is on another level of show business. There are lots of great musicians, lots of great actors, but he's the only one that can carry a 5-hr talk show 4 days a week (5 days a week for about 25 years) and consistently make it entertaining.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Sherry

    Wow, so much hate, anger and name calling (of all things!) directed at someone who just made a simple observation! Gabourey just might be clinically "healthy" at this point in her life but her health will fail if she doesn't take action soon. Personally, I'm tired of seeing obese children standing in line at the grocery store with their obese mothers, and everything in their cart is full of sugar, carbs and fat. Don't be so mean to Howard – like it or not, he's RIGHT!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  156. John Penner

    Stern has indeed built a career on saying whatever comes to mind regardless of how rude or hurtfull it may be-this is what a shock jock does. This is why I don't pad his pockets by listening to him.
    Gabourey Sidibe may be obese but she is a lovely lady both inside and out as opposed to Stern who may be thin but is as butt ugly and truly obnoxious as they come.
    The whole say anything that will shock and repulse people thing really wears thin after a while- just ask Howey's ex-wife.
    Gabourey always has the possibility of getting fit, Stern will never have the option of being a decent human being.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Wil

    How many people have actually listened to the audio rather than taking the media's word that he "slammed" her? Yeah, he wasn't eloquent about or nor did he sugar coat anything, but all he really said was 1) She needs to lose weight if she values her live and 2) Her chances of having a significant career in an industry that won't cast women who are 20 pounds overweight aren't particularly strong. She may get typecast but beyond cheap comedy roles morbidly obese people don't get cast in films. Simple as that. Yeah yeah, she's a role model for fat kids. Great. That doesn't change the fact that she needs to lose weight. What a bizarre society we live in: Jessica Simpson goes up a couple of dress sizes and its open season for the trash media. Someone points out, in no less offensive fashion than what was written on TMZ and Perez about Simpson, that an actress is dangerously overweight and he's crucified. I can understand why people think Stern goes too far sometimes, but this is not one of those times.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  158. texasedster

    Outrage over telling an obvious truth? Ridiculous. She's a great actress, but let's see how much more work Hollywood throws her way.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Kerry

    All you idiots who are offended or upset by what Howard said are probably the same ones who believe there were/are WMD. Truth might "hurt", but a coronary before the age of 25 ain't real comfortable either. Who's being more "honest", Howard or Oprah? Oprah wouln't gush over any "Twiggy" actresses...she singles out Sidibe because Oprha feels "thin" by comparison.

    And if ANY of you tools actually listened to Howard's show, you'd know that he is the most self-deprecating celebrity when it comes to his own physical appearance.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Go Gabourey

    For all of the bigots on this board, and Howard Stinch..uh, I mean Stern, who say Gabourey will never work in Hollywood again, well guess what? She just landed a recurring role on a new Showtime Series premiering in May called "The Big C". (And her Oscar isn't even cold yet, lol) Didn't take long for her to prove all of you bastards wrong.

    You know some of the same thing people are saying about Gabourey's weight and looks are the same things people used to say about Monique, and Oprah, and Whoopie, and look at how successful they've become. They have more money and fame than all of us put together.

    Gabourey, I wish you the best of luck. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  161. B. A. Benson

    Hey, Howard, take a long look into the mirror and tell us what you see – puke!!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Marybelle

    Stern – I wouldn't talk. You are one ugly MF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Sandy

    For those of you mocking Howard's looks you obviously don't listen to the show... he would be the first to admit that he's not attractive.

    Regarding her weight, It's about time someone is honest in show biz. It's just not healthy

    March 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  164. mabel floyd

    one thing to remember–the young lady can loose weight-but stern can do nothing about being ulgy.
    yes i guess he could have a face lift-but i do not think there is enough lift to make stern's face acceptable in public–

    March 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  165. john

    Hey, dum dum Howard...you've had a long time "career" with exactly Z E R O talent and look like a trash can overflowing with black weeds ....why can't a very large women with a beautiful smile , talent and inteligence work at what she's good at?!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  166. L

    What else would you expect from him.....and hey he is only saying what a lot of people were probably thinking.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  167. GoldfishGPS

    HS's comments made me laughed until I cried! On a serious note, I hope this young woman listens to Howard. She is super morbidly obese and her life is in danger. Perhaps, Oprah can use some of her humanitarian zest to get her into rehab?

    March 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  168. HOWARD SHUT UP

    Howard.. Go look in the mirrow and then go to the dentist and invest in a little teeth whitening for those horse teeth of yours...But first pull Robin nose out your A$$ so she can look in the mirror at herself.. Who told the two of you that you have the right to comment on how someone looks when the two of you look like 10 miles of a bad highway...SHUT-UP

    March 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  169. cd

    While it true that she is big, she can lose the weight, but Stern can't lose his ugliness. This idiot has the face only a Radio Mother could love. So you know women hang around him for only one reason.... Money.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Joni

    Stern,

    I have watched you degrade and humiliate women for your own financial gain for years. You are no prize yourself. At least she has talent and doesn't use stupid, vapid women for financial gain. Have always thought you were an ignorant piece of shitl Get over yourself

    March 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  171. david hippo

    all in all I would rather listen to Kim Jong-Il than the juvenile rants of the always-irrelevant Stern.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Karen, San Francisco

    Howard Stern, 'shock jock' has a way of putting things. Doesn't mean its not true. I thought the same thing: We'll never see that woman in another film unless she's playing a sofa.

    I saw 'Precious'. Acting angry is not a difficult thing to do. Scowling is not hard to do either, especially if you weigh 450 lbs either...in fact, it just happens.

    And, finally, its unfortunate that the ONE time she was on the red carpet, she looked over at a "fellow actor" (my words) and said "I'd hit that" and then repeated it to him in front of everyone. So so tacky.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Dani in AZ

    and Stern never said anything about him being attractive, hell he probably knows he's ugly-but he wasn't comparing himself to anyone and if anyone asked-he'd probably make fun of his looks

    March 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  174. lancer20

    Who has the right to say what a "healthy life" is or entails? It is the government, insurance agencies, doctor associations/societies that are funded through interest groups promoting their own agenda ? Yes, Sidibe is a "big" girl, but at the end of the day is she happy? Is she living a full life? Those should be the questions...if it were any of our business.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Melrose

    If she were a man would her appearance be an issue? What qualifies Stern to make this assessment of a young woman's career? There are successful actors in all shapes and sizes, dumbass. And her health is no one's business but her own.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Dani in AZ

    Howard Stern said it how it is and it is his show so why wouldn't he talk about it? There is a difference between being overweight, fat, and obese. In her case it would be SEVERE obesity. I sure as hell do not want to see her in a dress again. I was overweight by 60 pounds and my health was in danger by many different things, and I lost it all and at my ideal weight and have kept it off for years. That girl needs help if she doesn't think that how she looks is appealing or healthy. There needs to be a medium for these stars, not obese or anorexic but how about the ideal weight for your height, age and body type? Now she has money for a personal trainer-go be the next jared.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Sean

    There's a reason the guy's on satellite radio, so you have to PAY to hear him.

    He's completely right in what he said, people in this country just aren't used to someone saying exactly what everyone's thinking.

    Could have been a little more discerning with his choice of words but hey, men and women have DIED for his right to say what he did, and I'l back that 100%

    Free speech, way to be Howard.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  178. V.R.

    Thin people ALWAYS think that it's a matter of 'letting' oneself go. You have No idea, unless you've been that heavy, what that person is going through and has gone through. She said it herself, she was always called 'fat girl'. And then to add that she will have health problems is just as ignorant. Just shut up and let people think you're a nice person and stop trying to do other people any favors, because you don't.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Ladyc

    Stern you need to look in the mirror and change that haircut looking
    like you are the wife of your marriage. lol Get a life u smuck

    March 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  180. sreve g

    if any of you actually listened to howard stern instead of just reading articles twisted by the media, this wouldn't be a controversy. this article is an example of why i done with cnn. no better then fox news...

    March 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Ray

    Gabourey takes craps that are larger than Howard's head the morning after chili night. That's healthy, not to mention more attractive and better smelling Howard Stern's real head.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  182. emma

    Stern is right. He's just saying what everyone is thinking but doesn't have the guts to say. She really needs to cut down on the twinkies...... but she is human and she has feelings. but she should really loose some weight because this is not only a beauty problem but is also a health issue.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Mel

    No matter how much truth he may have been telling, Howard Stern could give less than two coppers about Gabourey Sidibe's health, much like the rest of people that make that comment. It's just something people can say so that they don't sound nasty when being critical.

    Whatever your condition or habit, it's live or let live, unless you have HIV/AIDS, or you're fat. Then, it's your fault, and open season on you.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Pete

    Hey Howard Stern, ya should have been in the car with Kennedy!

    March 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Opps

    What movie is she going to be in? How about Gabourey Suffocates Stern. Opps she fell again.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Saed Fan

    He has dirty teeth.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Clark

    She's the size of a small hippo. Not many Hollywood roles call for that. Stern sounded like a jerk (Duh, he's Howard Stern) but he pretty much called it.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  188. bill

    This is why he is called the "Shockjock' because he says what ever he thinks. It is the same with Ann Coulter, Michael Moore and others who like to provoke. It gets them attention, they get free air time and it makes them money and lots of it.

    I just take what they say with grain of salt, they are just entertainers.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Suzanne

    What an a-hole

    March 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Sandra

    Sterns comments were not politically correct, he was just being mean and vicious because people will listen. If his first concern was for her health then he would have lead with that and geared his comments in that direction. He said what would get the most press and it worked. If Gabby is not your cup of tea then fine, but it does no one a service to be vicious because you think that you are being politically correct when you are actuall just being vicious.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  191. flabarple

    As usual: Howard is crass but correct.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. dpk921

    Yea....and Mo nique is thin? The only roles out there are for abusive fat black women.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  193. maharisji

    The TRUTH is the TRUTH, people. I hate phonies who say what they WANT to believe and want others to believe. Why do you hate Stern?
    I'd bet over 70% of those who say they hate him have NEVER listened to his show!

    March 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  194. meb

    Since when did it take balls to shoot fish in a barrel? I used to admire Howard's wit, but anymore he has the sophomoric humor of a 3rd grader. Sad – for him and for the targets of his "wit."

    meb

    March 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Randy

    Why do people even listen to the likes of Stern and Limbaugh? Why, it's because they agree, that's why. Though not me. Birds of a feather...

    March 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Rocky

    I agree–she is very big, but she is also very quick. I was talking to her once, and I turned my head for just a second-and dammit if she didnt steal my ham sandwich.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Sarah

    Howard Stern may not say what everyone thinks but he does say exactly what he thinks and he gets paid a lot of money because clearly, people like to listen to him and admire the fact that he does just that. You can like it or you don't have to but the bottom line is that Gabby Sidibe needs to lose about 100 lbs immediately – not so that she looks like a Hollywood prototype but so that she looks like someone that will live past the age of 35.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  198. MightyMouse

    Hey Howard Stern. Why don't you take some of the overpaid millions you've earned and buy a new face? Let's face it. You're no Pitt, Cruise, Butler, etc. You've made enough to have an overhaul. Jerk

    March 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  199. d.ed

    I thought howard stern had died years ago. he certainly became irrelevant years ago. I hope Ms Sidibe's response to this will be as follows: "howard who? robin who?" I wish that had been CNN's response as well.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Justin

    I'm not a raving Stern fan, but he's 100% right. Political correctness is killing this country.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  201. danno

    This article really shows the media’s propensity to believe that Stern will still somehow evolve into a more mainstream, yet edgy, satirist, like Simon Crowell or Andy Rooney. Gabourey Sidibe is America’s new Sweet Heart – who cares? She is really just experiencing 15 minutes of freakish fame and that’s all.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  202. jimbo

    She could be in Norbit 2 so Eddie Murphy wouldn't have to get into the fat suit. Howard is right she needs to lose weight or deal with health problems. Personally I don't listen to Howard. I got enough of people like him in high school. She probably does not have a career in showbiz.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Mary

    doug you think Gabby is going ot pay attention to what this inconsiderate pig says. Yah I don't think the words of Stern the pig will inspire her to lose weight.

    Maybe he can inspire one of the women he constantly demeans on his show. Ugly PIG get a face transplant.

    He is useless and losing his audience over the years. She will be seen on Showtime by more people than have ever listened to him on one day. He is insignificant. Only way he can get attention is act like a pig and insult someone. Look in the mirror and insult yourself. Uselss human being..

    March 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Adrienne

    Howard Stern needs to shut up and go to hell. If losing weight was so easy I'm sure Gabby would not even be the topic of this discussion. What makes Gaby beautiful is what is on the inside of her not becuase she's thin. Howard is skinny as a stick and is ugly as hell because he is ugly on the inside. How dare him. If it wasn't for his money and all the plastic surgery and make up he can afford there is no telling what him and that wife of his would look like. I bet they are ugly as hell. Now his wife didn't make the comment, but she goes down with him cause she married that loser. What a douche lord! To beautiful Gabby: Keep doing your thing and shake all the haters off. You are beautiful no matter what size you are.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  205. jenn

    All the other actors, big men and big women, have either lost weight – Kevin James did lose weight – or are dead – Dom Delouise – Marlon Brando. The truth is the truth. She is morbidly obese. Oprah and Monique would not qualify in that category and are curiously continuing to lose weight for their health. It is sad because you can tell she is totally fine with her stature and being fed the garbage lines about her talent. She will continue to be typecast just as Dom Delouise and other actors before her were and will have little chance to be a versitile actress like Queen Latifah who by the way also lost weight for her health.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Jason from Hollywood

    Jeff's right – and Howards right – she needs to lose the weight, if its weight she gained for the role – time to shave it off. Otherwise, she and Kevin Smith will have to start chartering planes together

    March 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Pablo

    I love all the so-called Stern haters who made it a point to read this article about him and take the time to comment. Why do they follow him then? Clearly closet fans afraid of being politically incorrect. They are suce hypocrites – and yes – he comments on fat men and fat white women too! He just says what the rest of us think. Oprah was luck – not talent! So there!

    March 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Gingertee

    Hey all of your truth speakers, Gabby just got another job in front on TV so now what do you have to say???? I say you shut up...how do you like that. Howard looks like the rear of a horse. If he had no money he would be lonely for life and we all know that too.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Jason from Hollywood

    I don't see how anyone can disagree with Stern. She's dangerously overweight. I find it irresponsible for those around her to just play it off like she's beautiful – i mean she seems nice – but she could lose 100 pounds and still be fat...

    March 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  210. TaBu

    Did most of you just get hip to Howard Stern? This is what he does. He makes good money doing it. Why get all heated, he says shocking things to make a living. Was what he said wrong. Not as far as I can see. Hollywood is 98% glamor, 2% substance. Glamorous black women dont get parts in Hollywood, how far is this broad gonna go? Could he have said it better or nicer yeah, but thats not how he makes his money.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Mike

    Sorry, Howard, you are wrong on this one. There is at least one more role she could play at this weight. She could play Oprah in her biography.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Ami

    I am a woman and by Howard Stern's standards very overweight....however, I'm a long time fan of his. The man coined the term "shock jock" and to this day the core of his commentary is for shock value. It's kinda sad that he is the only one with the nerve to say what he did. Had Oprah or Ellen or Barbara Walter's said the same, there would be an outpouring of support for them and for Gabby to lose the weight and become the star she should. But because it came from the man everyone loves to hate and who is the easiest target of all...his brutally honest words are falling on deaf ears.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  213. marty

    It's tough for most of Americans to hear things like this, because everything is OK, everybody is doing well, just look around you are wrong...People here(in America) are not saying what they think,because it's unacceptable, Stern can so he does....

    March 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Jackie

    This talented actress can lose the weight anytime if she wishes.

    Stern however will ALWAYS be ugly, inside and out.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  215. David

    Hollywood is a nasty, caustic, unforgiving industry. This isn't the first nor will it be the last time Sidibe is criticized for her appearance by Stern or anyone else. People forget that Hollywood is not some corporate 9 to 5 accounts receivable office, where Stern could be fired or slapped with a harassment suit for saying these "mean" things to a colleague. Being told to lose weight or change your appearance is par for the course here, and the way Stern voiced his opinion is actually quite tame compared to how many agents, managers, or casting directors would have phrased it. I won't take anything away from Sidibe – god bless her, because the great thing about the industry is that ANYBODY can make it, they just have to trudge through the endless line of people who tell them they can't for whatever reason. But admittedly, the odds of her ever achieving success on this level again are slim to nonexistent. Oprah may be right – Sidibe may have a long career ahead of her – but it will most definitely be in projects that Oprah herself or Tyler Perry have a direct hand in producing, and not much else.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Mark

    Why is it okay for people to call out an Actor for Drinking too much but not eating too much. If George Cloney showed up smashed and got called out, no one would have a problem with it.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Lynneshrum

    Karen, I'm with you.
    Howard Stern's spirituality could be put into Thumbelina's thimble.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Lynneshrum

    Gabby Sidibe's spirituality cannot be understood by a man like Stern. Unfortunately, Howard Stern is so spiritually bereft that he will never know that Gabby Sidibe could not have made this movie had she not been who she is. The character is overweight, probably because of her father's repeated raping her as a child–many children gain weight to keep abusive men away from them. I cannot believe that Stern is concerned about Sidibe's health. He is making a statement to make money on his radio show.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Katie

    Howard Stern is hardly one to judge anyone by their looks. He is one of the ugliest people I have ever seen. A lot of men get better looking as they get older but not Howard. He's scarey ugly. The only reason his wife married him is for his money and it's time this piece of garbage realized that.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Roxy

    Another old white man who makes alot of money and looks like the Grimm Reaper talking about another black woman! Good thing Sidibe has really thick skin to deal with his sad comments! Stay talking about the white women, we black women enjoy not being noticed.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Bubba

    I thought he got canceled years ago. What a jackass he is.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Art

    Stern's method is EXACTLY what she needs to strike home that she MUST lose the weight .....or.....she........will.......die.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Isaiah

    She's morbidly obese. At that size, she's not going to get another role outside of one of the 5 movies Tyler Perry puts out in a year. Could she make a career out of Tyler Perry movies? Of course, he has. But what kind of roles will she get? Regardless of whether or not she gets more roles, she's a prime candidate for a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, knee/hip replacement surgery, etc.

    Is she a good actress? I have no idea, I didn't want and have not seen Precious, that's not the point. Let's presume that she is. For that role, she needed to be that size. But how many movies do you honestly think will actually be made and distributed about a morbidly obese Black woman? Unless Norbit 2 comes out, I'm guessing none.

    If she is to have a long, diverse career (not just playing a downtrodden, morbidly obese Black woman) she needs to lose the weight.

    Just because the truth hurts, doesn't make it not true.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Bobby

    He is very funny, everyone even Black people are thinking what he said, and everyome know that this poor girl needs to lose weight, because what type of a life or career will she have moving forward?

    March 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Thomas Abt

    I have been a Stern fan for many years and can always depend on him to give his honest opinion on any subject whether I agree with it our not. Obesity is a huge problem in the US, it wastes millions of healthcare dollars and I found nothing inappropriate with his comments.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  226. AH

    All you people who say he is an ass are stupid. Stern speaks his mind... it's called FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    He's 100% correct. How many movies are based on an extremely large person? NOT MANY, typically movies are cast by fit individuals. Plus, her heart is screaming for help... Stern heard it and verbalized it. He's doing her a favor!

    March 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Tammy

    Does it really matter about her weight. Who cares! im sure she quite aware. Every actor or actress began in a first movie. It called the beginning people and who is Howard Stern to have an opinion on something he knows nothing about. He knows nothing about the Oscars or acting. First he lashed out at Ellen and now this young girl. The guy is just hideous, i can believe people listen to his his penis looking ass.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Blind

    Who is Howard Stern? I have never heard of him.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Annie

    The important question here is: Why does he care? Does her life affect his? He's dealing with something that really isn't any of his concern.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Matt

    Howard Stern makes controversial remarks? What next, a news article about how the sky was blue today?

    March 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  231. 121

    hello hehehee, its not about her talent, its her health. By the way Elvis and Dom both died before their time , you could have at least used better references........... Gabourey is unhealthly, stop being dishonest about her.......

    March 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Brittany

    Look at the response he gets. I love his show and he speaks the truth but you people that hate him give him exaclty whayt he wants when you all respond like this. It is so hysterical how he can control this type of reaction. If she walked into the studio with him he would tell her what he thought in the way only he can and I bet she would end up loving him by the end of the interview. He is off puttingly charming.

    you guys are funny

    March 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Bob

    If Howard Stern got this far with that face, then Gabourey should have not problems regarding her weight. Please thank Howard Gab for paving the way for all the fuglies in this world...

    March 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Doug

    Stern is right on the money with this one. Yeah sometimes the tuth hurts but the truth may just save her life

    March 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Charlotte

    Ok...so Howard ticked a bunch of people off. Lets remember folks this is how he makes his living, and obviously he has done very well. I have listened to his show and while most of it is really crass, he does make some good points, however harsh they may be. This movie was specifically about an overweight girl/woman, therefore the actress was well picked and did a very good job. And as shallow as it is, Hollywood is just that. Unless a part is written specifically for this young woman, her career is over. Which in and of itself is sad, as she appears to be very talented.

    Howard basically said what everyone else is afraid to say. However rude he is, it is the truth. There is a weight issue and she does need to take a good look at her life over the next few years; medically speaking (high blood pressure, diabetes, heart prolems...etc.) As for Howard picking on an "easy target", anyone who has listened to him knows that anyone and everyone is a potential target.

    As for Oprah, she is not one of my favorite people anyway, so anything she says or does I disregard.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  236. MommaM

    I do NOT like Howard Stern – refuse to listen to him – he is a rude and unfeeling man. I do understand the health concerns – there's a way to address that with respect. She if a confident young lady and should be applauded for not letting anything or anyone hold her back.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Jeff

    Howard is telling it how it is. She is too fat and unhealthy, she is going to have medical issues that us taxpayers and insurance companies are going to have to pay for.
    THOSE OF YOU SAYING HOWARD STERN IS UGLY KEEP IN MIND YOU ARE SINKING TO HIS LEVEL BY INSULTING SOMEONE ELSE. However Stern cant help being ugly, he is in good shape and takes care of himself. She is fat by choice eating all that crap food, the insults about her are well earned. If you insulted stern consider yourself worse than Howard Stern.

    Keep the peace!
    J

    March 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  238. 21flat

    hey tim.... Stern = Loser= 100 million dollars per year contract and a model wife. Not bad for a loser, but im sure you make more.. stern is right, the girl is obese and needs help.......

    March 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Mouthy

    I think Stern meant well. He could have said it in a better way. He was right when he said they would never put her in any other movies. They wont unless Eddie Murphy makes another Klumps movie. Only Tyler Perry of Oprah would cast her in a role showing her talent because she is a great actress. Everyone else would put her in a stereotypical type movies where she is over eating and passing gas and no one wants her around. So Stern was right about that part. Everything else is just him being his self. I hope he never changes.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  240. vmullins

    Whether he is right or wrong I could truly care less. Whether or not she'll get another job... she already has. Whether or not the business is tough on any color woman over a size 2, we all know the answer to this. What I don't understand is why she should be ashame of herself. Not everyone on this planet is supposed to be a pixie stick. Maybe it is unhealthy, but what isn't unhealthy is being comfortable in your own skin, which some of us thin people don't even know how to do. And yes before those of you who have nothing better to do start with the nonsense, I am a size 3 AA female. And maybe, just maybe, if we stop treating people who are overweight like crap it may turn into something that helps them understand that perhaps their wieght is not healthy. And maybe, just maybe Gabby, big though she may be, is not unhealthy at all. I doubt that any of you know her, and neither do I, but please just let her enjoy this time and stop raining on her parade.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  241. cbg

    hey karen, you are THE ASS, keep on pretending like this girl insn't unhealthly, she needs help. you are part of the problem for people like Gabourey, you are dishonest and disgusting, you need to tell her the truth even if it hurts...............

    March 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  242. lj

    I'm overweight and I know from experience it is not healthy or cute to be fat. I love myself and I have a great life, however I have made a conscious decision to do something about my weight. There is no way in hell that girl is as happy as she claims to be. Stress(my case), depressions, low self esteem or abuse of somekind are ALWAYS the case in adult obesity. This girl needs a wake up call and people need to stop lying to her and help her with what ever the issue is. And find out why she cant put a downa fork. I say this with compassion. It aint cute. Ask any fat person behind closed doors would they rather be fat or at a healthy weight and they will all say healthy weight, except for those in denial.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Mae

    Anyone who is overweight should check out their options for slimming down. To stay healthy and fit is a priority. Many people do not realize it is due to a thyroid problem and many times not even the standard blood test indicates it. They should see an endrocrinologist for further testing. I did, and once I was placed on the right meds, the weight fell off. I"m happier, fit, slim and so happy that I can once again run and play with my family. Ok..now that the health tip is over.....Howard Stern is rude and what he said was blatantely cruel. The man obviously has no filter on his mouth, but he is one to talk – his career is in the toilet and oh my god – get a frickin hair cut.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  244. SYN

    Is Howard Stern an Ass, Yes most definitely. Does the star of "Precious" have an weight issue Yes, but that doesn't give him or anyone the right to take away from her moment. Just because a person is on the plus size doesn't mean their life is meaningless or they don't belong in the midst of American societal "norms". She's a beautiful girl and what God has in store for her no man can take away. Some of the people in this world are so hung up on what doesn't matter "looks". As for Howard, has he looked in the mirror lately, before you judge someone look in your own yard first. I find that people like Stern, only put others down because, they are empty inside and are not happy with who they are.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  245. cbg

    hey mer, if u don't consider stern to be relevant with his 19 million sirius xm subscribers thenn maybe u should stay out of the conversation. Bottom line, like most americans, especially black females, gabourey is extremely over weight and will have health problems if she doesn't do something about it, instead of being angry at stern for his comments, maybe all you retards that seem so upset should be honest about gabourey and people like her so they can get help b4 they drop dead..

    March 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Kim in DC

    I am sickened and some of the comments I am reading here. I have truly realized how ignorant some of my fellow Americans are. Gabourey has already been cast in two new movies ("more roles"), If Oprah says that she will have more roles then she will...Oprah makes her own movies and is very well connected...Oprah, Monique(oscar winner), Queen Latifah(oscar winner) and last but not least ROBIN QUIVERS OF THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, have all had weight issues...as you see by Ms. O's bank book, she became a billionaire...yep, fat and all! Monique and Queen, extremely successful...and o yeah..um I cant really say successful for you ROBIN QUIVERS unless I am referencing the gastric bypass surgery that you had. The tragic but true thing is all of america...there have been a number of suicides within the last few months with hollywood actors...not overweight! Maybe these people needed to turn to food for comfort..then they would not be dead today! Now that's honest but TRUE!

    March 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Celia

    I have to agree that though Stern's choice of words may not be pretty, he actually has a good point. This actress could have the workings to make a wonderful career but it'll be a short one if she doesn't work on getting as healthy as she can. It doesn't mean she needs to be a size zero but healthy. You can still have meat on your bones and be healthy and that is all he's saying.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Sternsaschmuck

    The life expectancy of morbidly obese people is HALF the typical life expectancy. Sadly, Stern will outlive Sidibe.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Julia, Pacific Palisades CA

    This is a lovely, lovely young woman. Americans are so blinded by television and movies and magazines telling us that all women must be blonde or White or a size 4. This happens to be a very pretty 26 year old articulate young African American woman who happens to be larger than some other people. So what? There are plenty of roles for her. For you folks writing from corners of the world who know nothing of Hollywood, here's the rub: studio libraries are filled with scripts that are waiting for certain personalities and talents. This lady has proven her mettle. Who the hell cares how much she weighs and why is it any of your business or that moron, Howard STern's business? His thing is to say something deroggatory about the person who gets the most press at the moment to keep the silly people who continue giving him attention talking. A couple of weeks ago, he was attacking Ellen DeGeneres. At the end of the day, perhaps we could do better and simply applaud people who are comfortable with themselves. I'm sure some of your posts calling this young person "fat" or "ugly" isn't the first time she's heard it, and I'm quite sure it won't be the last, however, it seems she's getting the last laugh. She was nominated for an Academy Award. She was there. And if she doesn't do anything ever again, this happened in her life and she should be proud.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Papasmurf

    He's hilarious, nobody should get butt-hurt by this. He makes a lot of money saying what he thinks, and it his right to do so. If anything people should be mad he has such a huge following, it means people agree.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Jim in Texas

    Were this a person addicted to alcohol instead of food, we'd be celebrating her drunkeness and telling her she has a career going forward playing drunks? You don't get this large due to bad genes. This is a food addict. Obesity is a killer, and our nation, with its plentiful, cheap food, is one of the worst places to live if you have a food addiction. Howard, crass and inelegant as always, is right. You don't see any really old really fat people. And Oprah, of all people, with her legendary battles with food should be the most aware of this.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Abacab

    Beth is a top model and married Howard because of his looks and personality. Oprah isn't the only blowing smoke.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  253. opie

    Ever wonder what gives a person low self esteem well not being accepted for who they are is a start . Many of you say how talented she is but then say but she needs to unload 100 pounds. It is a shame that many of you seem to think that your comments are concern for her health when you are just as guilty as Howard Stern! You all are pointing a finger at her telling her how to fix herself! She needs to lose weight if she desires it . it is part of who she is. Just like those of you who are skinny and chose it are skinny! Just like those of you who smoke smoke and those you drink drink. Just because you say she needs to get healthy and drop some weight doesnt mean you are being kind it means you are not accepting her for who she is and you are doing what people have done for years. Trying to fix a fat person. A fat person has to have resolve and fix themselves and kind bullying doesnt work just like mean bullying doesnt work. People wake up! We all have an achillies tendon. Rave about her talent say a little prayer for her under your breath because you care but dont point a finger folks! It is ugly no matter how you say it!

    March 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  254. TG

    Howard rocks. He speaks the truth that everyone else is thinking but is afraid to say. And he'll be the first one to agree with those of you who say he's unattractive. For someone who has "no talent" and is "no longer relevant" he sure has sparked a whole lot of emotion here! There's a reason he has 30 million Sirius listeners.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Peregrine

    He may have been insensitive but he was telling the truth. Why are so many people dancing around reality? Take a look at the pictures. Also, why don't we use truthful words such as gluttony and obesity? Are they not politically correct?

    March 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Christine

    Well, thank goodness Howard is on the radio so we don't have to see his hideous face!

    March 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Jeff

    C'mon people...this is Howard. This is what he does. I mean...let's take a few steps back in history and remember some of Howard's greatest hits....

    1. Wishing the head of the FCC get cancer and die...and even praying to God that it would happen.

    2. Saying after the death of Selena that he wanted to have sex with her dead body.

    3. Now this comment about Gaborey (however you spell her name).

    The one thing about Howard compared to other jocks like Imus and the Greaseman...is that Howard will stand by his comments...he won't apologize about anything he says on the air.

    Only problem is that Oprah decided to stick her nose in Howard's business...and she was blasted by Howard as well.

    But give me a break people...Howard has been doing this type of radio for almost 40 years...should any of this shock us now?

    March 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  258. wayne

    After I wrote my comment above, the obvious dawned on me: Howard Stern is WHO he is only at the expense of others. And his most ardent fans are those who totally embrace tearing others down in order to feel better about themselves. The only difference between Howard being negative and his fans is that he gets paid Millions of $ to daily feed his negativos and they just get to continue on in their daily lives being negative. This is surely an exception to the rule of two negatives = a positive.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  259. John Celia

    Howard Stern is one of the most intelligent men in the world. He's so far ahead of most, the majority of people don't even understand him or why he does things. He's a strong force for good in the world, trying to break down barriers and show lies and nonsense for what they are. The first step to fixing something is recognizing there is a problem. No one else seemed to notice there was a problem. Thank you Howard for taking the first, perhaps most bold, step. If she listens, she may owe you her life.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Smithy

    I heard something interesting the other day..

    When someone takes out a cigarette to smoke, many times people will say "you're an idiot, you are killing yourself" or something along those lines to point out that what they are doing is dumb

    But yet if we saw an obsese person eating a hamburger, we would not say the same thing. And why not, this person is killing themselves
    as well.

    We need to stop being PC and stop advertising fast food to child (like we did cigarettes) and treat this like the epidemic it is.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  261. myutmost

    I have a question....why is it anyone's business, especially Stern's? Everyone should butt out of other people's lives (unless specifically invited) and focus on their own crap...'cause we've all got plenty.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  262. slepine

    Yeah well she's fat and you're ugly...but she can diet.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  263. gammanu883

    Yes, Howard Stern is mean spirited and harsh with his comments, but he is so true. The real sad part about this is that no one who knows her and loves her has taught her how to take care of her health. She obviously has eating issues, where was the mother when she was eating so poorly or a friend to encourage exercise? Howard might have done her a huge favor by calling her out on her size like this. I like her, I think she is talented, but I can't stand to see her on magazines or on TV because of her size. My daughter wanted the new Ebony magazine she was on, but I said "no" because of her size, just like I have said "no" because of anorexic models on other magazines, it portrays poor body image and unhealthy lifestyles, obese or thin. I can care less what roles she wants in Hollywood or anywhere else, my problem is that she throws this BS out there about loving her size and so on. That's great for her, but when you are being looked up to by girls and women, you need to be accountable for your health and the impression it gives. Why be proud that the chances of you living into your 30's is nonexistent unless you lose weight? Why be proud that you are prone to diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and so much more? I wish her all the success in the world and pray that she is on Earth long enough to enjoy it.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  264. PortCityPeetah

    The chick is fricken HUGE. Whoever created us as species did not have this in mind. She needs to get on a treadmill and diet like the rest of us. Seriously it was fine for the role but now thats over get with it!! get the stomach stapled or something along those lines. its not healthy or correct to be this BIG. Stern is only telling the truth here.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  265. indianmaiden

    Stern is a very "UNattractive" man; his hair has no style, his face is not pleasant to look at; his nose is four times two big, and his mouth even bigger. Leading to an ego that is so large, but with nothing of substance to back it up. Money? well money cannot buy you a moral personality or true friends. But it can give you a fals sense of reality. His tactics area rude crude and unacceptable. He believes Money makes the man– well there has to be some sort of true substance; and with him it just MUCK!!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Eli

    Right, because there are no large black women in entertainment. So Oprah, Queen Latifa, and Mo'nique are all figments of our imaginations?

    March 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  267. wayne

    Howard needs to look in the mirror. Perhaps someone in his close circle who has the balls to do so should tell Howard that his stringy, long hair went out with big haired rock bands in the late 80's. He should get it cut, but that would only bring more attention to his enormously long, horse face.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Eric

    Actually, Howard may be wrong. Think of it this way. How many skinny talented actresses are in Hollywood? Yea...a lot. Let's face it she'll never be 105 pounds, but there are roles for women of her size, and she will be at the top of the list for those roles with a lot less competition.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Kim

    This is just more proof that a large percentage of Americans are just fine with hating people because they are fat. They believe no "fat" person can ever "really" be successful. Stern and many commenters here believe that Gabourey Sidibie not only will never be heard of again but should never be heard of again. Roseanne got a damn long running TV series even though she was heavy. Why? Because talent typically outs. This woman had enough talent to get an Academy Award nomination, why must she be limited by Mr. Stern's prejudices or by the prejudices I read in these comments? Given the hate I'm reading here and the hate I read when Kevin Smith & the other passenger Natali were treated so rudely by Southwest, you'd think all of America was svelte and not growing fatter each year.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Terry

    I've never been able to stand Howard Stern b/c he's rude, crude and over the top. But I have to admit that what he said is completely true. I thought the same thing he did when Oprah said what she said. I thought, is she for freakin' real, what a complete lie. There just aren't parts for a woman that size. For god's sake, look how long it took for Halle Berry to get real parts, and she's drop dead gorgeous with an enormous amount of talent. Even after winning the Oscar – how many hit movies has she been in since then? It's hard enough for any African woman to get good parts in Hollywood, let alone one as morbidly obese as Sidibe.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Memyself

    Stern is a mean & nasty man. Must be related to Limbaugh. I would listen to either of them if they paid me.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Alynn

    You are wrong on so many levels what makes you think that you can just unleash on someone and it's okay??? Besides have you taken a close look at yourself ? you may be thin but !!!your far from handsome.In fact you look as if your in the finale stages of AIDS so maybe you should go and have yourself checked .

    March 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  273. carcomad

    She can lose weight, but he can't gain brains!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Mike

    I find it funny how people are making remarks about Howard's looks and then defending Gabourey Sidibe weight.

    Howard stated he was worried about her Health and she needs to think about how she is going to continue her life. I mean she mentioned in a interview she was going to get alot of fast food after the interview is over.

    If Gabourey Sidibe was a drug addict or drunk and she made jokes about getting high or drinking still she passes out wouldn't you be concerned about her?

    March 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Anna

    You know, it stinks in Hollywood that if you're not a size 2 or less you're considered too fat. I agree that she should start taking care of herself for health reasons so maybe parts can come to her easier and quicker. But you don't need to be a size 0 to be a role model. She may be a beautiful person inside because she surely is one on the outside. Who are we to judge? As far as Howard Stern goes-he's just a pig!!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Mary Mendez

    Howard Stern – I don't look or listen at anything this glamour louser produce. Howard Sterns glory days are forever gone. Please realize out there that you don't have a be a comedian and arabesque size to be an accomplish actor. You don't have to be a no talent Jennifer Aniston any more to stay on the front page of any magazine. You don't have to be a SIZE ZERO to achieve a grammy, emmy or OSCAR any more. Diversity has also come to weight and height. Get over yourself Stern. This the 21st Century and global warming is not all you have to wake up to everyday. Ms. Silbe was glamourous, loving and talented and Oprah did not lie. Ms. Silbe will be around when you are no longer an ICON or are you still an ICON! That's to be seen!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  277. shondam

    Stopjocknmyswag: Dom Deluise, Marlon Brando and Drew Carey? How can you compare the acting success of obese Caucasian men to Gabourey? That's worse than apples to oranges – you know television shows from the Honeymooners to the King of Queens promote that it's acceptable for a Caucasian man to be fat, and he can still pull a slim, beautiful wife. Be honest Camille: Oprah, Monique, and Latifah are major exceptions to the rule. Speaking as a Black woman, I'll put it out there and say honestly that Gabourey's challenge is greater than those three women (and Aretha) because her skin is darker. Painful or not, I'd rather she hear the negative while she's young, so she can take the steps necessary to live long.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  278. pip

    That is insulting to football players and planets everywhere!!!!! By the paco she couldn't play the bus.... her ankles would snap if she were to run more than 3 mph. And its not like they could put her on a rascal unless of course they were pulling it with 4 bulldozer, 20 strongmen, 2 747s, and everyone that show precious. But they could remake weekends at berneys when she dies in a few years. They could have her being supported by whales. Shazam!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  279. steve

    pardon me, A "What's happening" movie could be in the works, too.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  280. jazzyb

    Yes, she may be overweight and it's not healthy for her, BUT, if you look at pictures of her before the awards show, and look at her now, she has lost some weight...More than likely she had to gain alot of weight for that particular role...I noticed she has lost a considerable amount of weight when she appeared on the NAACP awards a few weeks back...Trust me, SHE will work again in Hollywood!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  281. steve

    I dunno, there could be a 'that's my momma' movie in the future.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Your Enemy

    So, Stern points out something that is true and all you people have to do is insult him? Well, you've just about fallen to "his level" haven't you? I personally agree with him, she is WAY over weight and glorification of a person of such a size certainly isn't healthy for society. "Hey everyone! There is nothing wrong with being morbidly obese! Hooray!" This is bad, mmmmmk.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  283. bababooey

    It's true. She is Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!

    March 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  284. paco

    They will feature Blue before they feature her. We will miss ya Blue (not the dog)

    March 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  285. NecroGoat

    These remarks seem fairly tame by Stern's standards.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Jim

    I wonder if they will feature her in the "In Memoriam" segment when she dies in a few years?

    March 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  287. paco

    Right they are fat not morbidly obese!

    March 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Bev

    Gabourey is fat; Stern is ugly. Gabourey can lose weight, but Stern will always be ugly - inside and out.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  289. camille

    Look, Oprah, Monique and Queen Latifah are very talented and they are HEAVY. So what? They can find roles and other stuff to do. If he is concerned about her weight he should tell HER, not humilliate her in his program. Remember Stern:what goes around comes around. Someday you will be very humilliated and you will know how it feels to be in the other side. I will be smiling that day...

    March 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  290. paco

    I disagree with Howard and everyone saying there are no roles for her. I heard they are remaking the Speed movies and they are looking for well known actors/actresses. Hey thats it she could play the bus!!!!!! or maybe if shes lucky the entire freeway!

    March 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Ellen Lewis

    This coming from a disgusting man who looks like a retarded billy goat.....

    March 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  292. shirley

    Howard you may be right about her weight but you could have been a
    little nicer .Yes i agree she should lose weight but that up to her.Stop
    judging people you not perfect yourself, please look in the mirror that
    all i have to say.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Fetzel Q. Farquard

    Sadly, I thought the same thing Stern did. Hollywood is just lying to that woman by pretending to suggest she has an acting future in movies. It's more than cruel, it's villainous.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  294. stopjocknmyswag

    How easy it is to hide behind the internet and critize. I'm guessing a bunch of these posts are being written by beautify queens and fitness champions.
    Stern concerned about her health? B.S. Stern is concerned about ratings and notoriety. Did anybody actually ask his opinion of her?
    Does it make him and other posters feel better about themselves to bash somebody they don't even know? How can anybody say she won't get any other movies roles? Plenty of actors have had roles written specifically for them-regardless of their looks. Speaking of which, Stern isn't exactly a picture of health.
    Dom Delouise worked for YEARS!!!! Even after Brando became the size of a small car, he got work. Drew Carey doesn't seem to be hurting for work. Oprah is gainfully employed as is Aretha Franklin
    I'd venture to say more 'young skinny' people die from smoking, drinking, &/or drugs than obesity. There are probably more young skinny sick people than anybody wants to admit.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Mister P

    Interesting how people somehow see Stern as God, with the ability to predict another human being's future...

    Stern's silly, attention-hungry antics aside, he cannot predict the future of Sidibe's acting career. In fact, she's already been tapped to co-star in a TV show on Showtime...so already Stern's foolishness is becoming exposed for what it is...

    @Ina,..your example of Monique is dead on!

    As for stern's fake concern for her weight...it's the spirit behind what he said that reveals his diseased soul. Facts can be stated for many different purposes. His purpose was not to benefit her health, but to mock and denigrate her.

    My prayer is that Sidibe subscribes to God's definition of beauty and His alone.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  296. berto

    why everyone on howard stern, she is fat shes freaking huge, she needs to work on her diet, she can die within 2 years from a heart attack if she stays the same or get fatter, all of a sudden you can be called fat and its offensive? she only got that role because shes fat!!!!! Its true she might not be in another film unless they need a role for a huge person, quit being so uptight, i like how these FAT people have to choose sides lol the unhealthy side.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Denise

    I think we are focusing on the wrong thing in all that posted commentary – don't shoot the messenger. While I am not a "following fan" of H. Stern, I do appreciate his willingness to push the envelope and state the facts. The nominee is too big and Hollywood tends to focus on those who weight less – let's get real and to make her think that she has an aspiring career is a mistake. At this point, it is a health issue and she needs to focus on her health. Where is her mother and father? What about her friends? I am not happy with the delivery of H. Stern's message, but it needed to be said...in fact, he only articulated what we've been thinking before the Oscars, during the Oscars, and after.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Kel

    He's mean but he's right. Anyone who thinks the star of Precious really has a career after this is insane. Hollywood doesn't have constant roles for Ginormous Women. And most importantly she's not going to live long in that condition. Sidibe should staple her stomach or get the lapband do anything other than stay at that weight.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Dough Boy

    Karen I agreed with you. Just because he is thin don't make everyone want the wind to blow them away. Honey take a look in the mirror and what do you see. A Ghost who wants to be beautiful.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Jon

    Love him or hate him the man is right.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Austin

    She already has a contract to work on another movie, so suck it Stern jerk.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Carla

    I don't know why Howard Stern chose to dive into this dialogue. He chose to personally attack someone who gave the world a brilliant performance - something that Howard Stern will never do. I am so glad that he is no longer on television - if you want to hear him you have to pay. My guess is that less people are listening to his garbage these days and he is getting less expsoure. Probably why he chose to enter into this dialogue. Some day Howard Stern will pay for his mean, rude, obnoxious behavior and comments.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Jeremy

    Why do so many people care what Howard says, It is a COMEDY SHOW, it might be true not true, rude, not rude, its a COMEDY SHOW. He loved the movie just made jokes because he is trying to get a laugh.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Str8 Outta Tx

    while it may be partially "the truth", it was rude to say...at least in that way.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Katherine

    yes it's harsh but Stern has a point. I don't always agree with Stern but he spoke an inconvenient truth here. She's morbidly obese.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Mike

    She's a blimp!

    March 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Gigi

    I think Howard Stern is a complete jerk but I have to agree with him on this. She will never be a great actress. Hollywood is fawning all over her but what other roles can she possibly play when she is that big?

    March 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Linda

    Howard Ugly Stern is now, and always has been a bafoon. Legions of people, for some reason, find him entertaining. He is like a puppet on a Serius string. He has no talent to speak of, no personality that means much, and has certainly not stepped out of the pages of GQ at any time, nor will he. Gabby is big, and for reasons that SHE may choose, can change. She is young and has much to learn. I predict we will see her career blossom and do her well. She is bright, funny, and has a whole life ahead of her. I also predict she changes some lifestyle choices. All of this aside, Howard Stern is an ugly man, inside and out. THAT he cannot change. She can lose weight, he will always be ugly and despicable.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  309. otto

    minne said ...."She has more talent in her little finger than he has in his entire ugly body."

    Well, her little finger is the SIZE of Howard body! Howard is right on with his comments. I've listened to Howard for many years. He is what he is and is making lots of money doing it. Minnie, the last acceptable prejudice isnt fat but calling people ugly. Shame on you!

    March 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  310. CF

    Mr. Wong:

    Please do not lump all morbidly obese people into an easy category. I am currently in this category and by no means am I a glutton, in fact the strict diet (which does require discipline) I am currently under through my Doctor, is working to reduce my weight to a healthier level. The actual pounds however is not what is to be measured. It is the Body Mass Index or BMI. This level as most reputable fitness magazine will attest to is the best way to ensure someone is in a healthy weight range. If this was not being used, all of your sports heroes would be considered obese, as well as the fitness models (both men and women) as the weight guides distributed by the US Government show a small weight range for "normal" and do not look at muscle mass. I can also tell you that I probably eat much less than you do as I do not snack between meals and currently have a calorie intake of 1400 calories a day with only 20 grams of fat allowed. Take a look at the labels on the foods you eat and see if you can make the same claim.

    I believe Bibically the statement "Let he who lives without sin cast the first stone" applies here and certainly should in your case as you make a generalization which is not only unfair but rude.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  311. SternFan4Life

    Howard Stern is the man!!! Not everyone has to like him. He makes a very valid point. Oprah lied to this poor girl, and she should lose some weight or she will probably end up dying. Thats howards style. He tells it like he is. Best radio show on the planet!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  312. cw0802

    Still waiting on someone to explain to me how his comments were racist....

    March 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  313. F F

    I had to agree with Stern in something. When Oprah called her a Cinderella case, I thought: she might die young if she doesn't take care of herself. I heard her saying that she was ok with the way she was (good for her), but that doesn't make her healthy. She is going to have problems breathing if she has to do some action on the next movie. Also, everyday the media mentions somebody that got fat and now looks horrible, posting the worst pictures about that person. Usually when an actress gains weight, she doesn't do too many movies.
    So... lets wait and see how many movies come on Precious way in the future.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Liz

    Howard Stern is a shock jock my friends and as such he cannot sugar coat anything he says. Love him or hate him it's this trait that has him banking millions. That said he is correct in his assessment – IT IS NOT HEALTHY TO BE 300+ POUNDS! It is also pure shenags when someone who has difficulty walking up a flight of stairs claims to be irreverently happy being obese (yes I'm talking to you too Monique!). This chic needs to take her money, hire a trainer and nutritionist and live to see 30!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  315. LULZ

    I don't like Stern at all. I think he's a douche for the most part. However the guy is honest and is intelligent and above all a realist. People can sugar coat the issue of this girl's image and weight all they want but the fact of the matter is that she's morbidly obese and has a vary high chance of death in the years to come. If she doesn't come to terms with this then it's bye bye to her movie career. She's an amazing actress and it would suck if she weren't able to perform. Besides Hollywood has its image of "beauty" and she doesn't fit that description unfortunately so if she wants to act it means she needs to slim down.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  316. C

    Howard Stern is the man. Not everyone has to like him. He makes a very valid point. Oprah lied to this poor girl, and she should lose some weight or she will probably end up dying. Thats howards style. He tells it like he is. Best radio show on the planet!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Carl

    While crass, he is essentially correct. This is a bright woman with many career opportunities who is quickly killing herself. If she was a junkie his comments that she should 'get some help' would have been applauded.

    My mother was 'proud' of being a large woman and despite all of our begging to take better care of herself, she ignored our requests. When she developed diabetes and had her foot amputated, her pride gave way to terror and depression. I wouldnt wish that on anyone.

    Stern does a 'comedy' show. So while his sarcasm was a little harsh, I wish more people would give some 'tough love' and a little less Politically Correct pats on the back.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Mike

    This is why I'm glad he is no longer on public radio. He has the right to say what he wants ans we have the right not to listen to him. I wonder how he would react if someone told him his nose was way too big and he should get it fixed? He is a sad, insensitive and pathetic man.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  319. jason

    He isn't wrong, and people need to realize that being that overweight is not OK. While I want my children to know that outward appearance doesn't mean anything, I also want them to know that unhealthy is not acceptable by any means. If you are as large as Gabourey, then you have a very serious problem.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  320. vallary

    He looks like he has been hit on his blindside. Has he ever thought about his looks and that is why his is on RADIO. Ithink he would be prettier if he shut his mouth. and when you see a pretty women with him fat or skinney... It must be the MONEY because it sure isn't looks

    March 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  321. ken

    Stern gets paid millions to be rude, obscene, and filthy.

    I guess that qualifies him to identify faults!!!!!!!

    What a jerk!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  322. m

    Howard Stern is kind of a jerk, we all know this. It's why he's popular.

    Miss Gabourey is more than likely overweight because her family could not afford super healthy food all of the time. I may be completely wrong because I am not familiar with her background, but hopefully now that she has a good chunk of money it will help her to be more healthy.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Michaelle

    Everyone keeps getting on Howard for his looks. If you listened to his show you would know that he thinks he is one of the ugliest people he's ever seen. He has extreme self image issues as well as low self esteem. While I agree with what he said, like most of you, I do not necessarily agree with the delivery.

    I do have a question...since when is someone not allowed to voice an opinion whether it be done tastefully or not?

    March 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  324. mATT p

    PLEASE – everyone get over it – Howard is off terrestrial radio, and on Sirius – no one has to listen, we pay to listen – if not for this news article only Howard's fans would have knowledge of this anyways – he says this kind of stuff about ALL famous people which is what makes Howard great, no one and nothing is sacred – he is going to speak his mind and he's in the perfect outlet (Sirius Radio) to do so – and lets not forget, his show is an ENTERTAINMENT show – its comedy! – since when are we not allowed to make fun of people?? – say what you will about him, he's still the King of all Media

    March 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  325. bob

    Hello. She is the size of a house. She should use her new found fame to promote a diet or exercise program. I wish her luck and courage.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  326. JJ

    I think Howard had the right idea, but his presentation was wrong. He's right because she should really try and lose some weight, just for her health. Not for roles or anything, but for her to live a long, happy life.

    I don't agree with Oprah's comment. Especially in an age where childhood obesity is a growing problem.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Danny

    I think Howard is telling the pure truth regarding her weight and the how fake Oprah is. His harshness is testament to the true feeling of many of us, whether we want to admit it or not. American Idol would be LUCKY to get him as a guest, he would save the show which would certainly fail once Simon leaves.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Ina

    Monique is fat, she was always fat, and she managed to be on TV for years....and she got an Oscar! So, there's hope for Precious lady, too.
    However, yes, she should lose a lot of weight, for her own good.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Brian

    Whether you like Stern or not he was speaking his mind, and what were either thinking and would'nt say themeselves. As far as criticizing Stern's looks, He's a Radio DJ. Have you heard the expression he has a face for radio. He is not trying to make money off of his appearance.

    True there are others who are large who have made a career, Dom Deluise & Monique were mentioned....they are both comedians. Being large and funny is more marketable than being large and dramatic.

    John Favreau was very stocky when he made "Rudy", he asked for Sean Astin's advice on getting more work and Sean told him against the advice of others "To lose weight". Others on the project said he could be "The big funny guy".

    If she wants to work as an actress she needs to not kid herself and lose the weight.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Linda Byrd

    I don't think Oprah meant any harm. It is like a Cinderella story because who would have thought to hire someone that size in a movie. Who can say whether her career is over. I think she has made a name for herself and will move forward. Also, she should not have said on camera that she likes Chick fil A. We know you like to eat but don't say out loud that you like to eat. Have some pride. She will get herself together. I have faith. If she wants to continue in her career, the producers will get on her about weight.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Rya Moorer

    As difficult as it may be to hear what Howard said we all know that it's true. Holly Wood is EXTREMEMLY superficial. Brutal Honesty is sometimes the best HONESTY.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  332. A.Kuznetsov

    It's sadly true. It's hard enough for a female black actress to get work in hollywood, being large is just another obstacle. She's just not "fat" she is obese and needs help. She is very talented and can really make strides, but Stern is right, the weight will hold her back. She'll be typcasted, or worst she'll be in a stupid Tyler Perry movie.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  333. cw0802

    Wanda...maybe you can shed some light.

    Could you explain to me how Howard Stern's comments were racist?

    March 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  334. connie

    What a jerk!!! Howard Stern you are a puke

    March 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Tia

    I'm curious if the majority of the comments going against Howard would be the same if he described someone who did something vile and evil, in the same manner.

    He shouldn't have stated his opinion publicly, it was not appropriate and I'm sure she's aware of her own situation.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  336. sam

    Stern is has it all right. If the lady doesn't lose weight she will die! And if the puiblic wants to beleive that is not true we are doing her more harm then good.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  337. Plarkin

    I don't like Stern's show (although I loved the movie), but I have to agree with him. He is saying the exact same thing I was saying to my wife on Oscar night.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  338. ahawk

    There is only one difference between Howard and Oprah because both of them are entertainers, nothing more: regardless if you hate Howard, I can at least appreciate his blunt and direct approach as opposed to Oprah's sugar-coated b.s. designed to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. As an educated woman I find Oprah to be far more offensive than Howard; not because she's black, but she gives the most ridiculous advice to people with the premise that it's legimate while manipulating her minions to follow her mindless drivel. Sure, Howard can be crass and tactless but I thought the same thing when I saw Ms. Gabourey: she's too young to be so overweight!!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  339. Ellis in PA

    Stern and Robin were 100% percent correct. That lady is not fat, she's OBESE! If any of you were Siruis/XM subscribers who listen to Stern you would know that today he said he wasn't trying to pick on her so much as make a point that this lady is heading down a road of no return. She'll be dead in a few years if she continues to "hit Chik-Fil-A and hit it hard" as she put it. So him saying she won't have a career is just a fact of nature. She won't have a career because her heart will pump sludge blood around her gigantic body until it gives out. Everybody complains about healthcare premiums, do you think people like her drive them up? Of course they do because they're at risk for so many health related problems, and America is so fat that the healthcare industry can drive up premium prices and not feel to bad about it. These people put themselves in that position, and our feeling bad for them, or worse, being accepting of it, is absolutely ridiculous. Bravo Howard and Robin. You're just voicing what so many of us already know and believe.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  340. Jonathan

    more likely... perhaps she can team up with Dustin Diamond and Britney's ex on the next Celebrity Fit Club

    March 10, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  341. fsv

    He didn't say anything untrue. People can't stand when others speak their mind. He doesn't censor what he says, and good for him.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  342. Jonathan

    You people can be so cruel... she could find another gig... weren't they working on a Fat Albert remake?

    March 10, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  343. Chris K

    Howard, you got my vote if you ever want to run for President of the USA.......You others should open your eyes.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  344. Ed

    Love him or hate him, you all know darn well that on this subject, he is spot on with the truth.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  345. Texas

    Stern is the man...Sorry if he is a little harsh, but that is the beauty of stern. He says what he thinks and most of the time he is correct, sorry he doesn't sugar coat everything. Get over it, the fact that there are this many post about what stern says on his radio show that you must subscribe to to hear just emphasizes what a bad ass the man is. Love him or hate him you will always listen to what he has to say.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  346. Connor

    Just because she' s large it doesn't mean she's stupid. She's not a child. I'm sure she's well aware of the statistics of careers for large women in Hollywood as well as for being over-weight. What I'd like to know is why is this anyone's business?

    March 10, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  347. Selection

    It doesn't matter if Howard Stern was right there's a way to say certain things. So he's being truthful okay I see that, but when you're dealing with the truth there's a mature way to approach it! You do not handle the truth like it's one of your bad jokes Stern, and you most certainly do not say it in a way that'll have everyone who hear it point and laugh at this sweet girl behind her back, to her face, on the internet, or anywhere. It's about time you get some class and know when it's time to joke and when it's time to act like an adult. You never joke about anyone's health, at all, and it doesn't make you the more popular for doing it!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  348. b

    I'm with Howard Stern...I think that people who are her size make excuses for their excessive weight gain and try to blame the media for putting pressure on women to be thin. Well, there is a reason why thin is encouraged – it's healthy. Being over weight should never be the norm, nor should it ever be acceptable. Lose the excuses, lose the weight – that simple.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  349. wendy

    Thanks Howard... I thought the same thing. Nobody should encourage her. Her drug is food.Not healthy.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  350. Tee

    As long as Oprah and Tyler Perry are behind Gabby it doesn't matter what Howard Stern thinks. He is nothing to look at either. Maybe Gabby can work with Oprah on her radio show. Don't count her out. She is a very well spoken young lady.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  351. Beth's Emotional Friend

    Howard's right about everything he has said,her next role is to be the meteorite that hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  352. sfcali

    He's a flat out jerk. I don't care if it's the truth. You just don't say it like that. It's harsh and rude. No wonder the world is so messed up – if you admire and support this guy, then something is wrong with you.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  353. Chip Pierce

    Would Oprah have empathically tried to inspire and help launch the career of an obese caucasian woman, abused in a trailer-home in West Virginia? No. Winfrey is a racist with a very thin veil.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  354. Frank

    Stern is correct! Instead of giving her (Gabby) all of the glory, people should be telling her to go on a good diet plan! She is the candidate for a heart attack, high blood pressure and diabetes.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  355. Nirosh

    There are many things that are could kill you, a texting motorist, a thin person with high blood pressure or pressure from society to fit into an expected norm. How many kids do we hear about that commit suicide from comments about their looks? Yes, being overweight is bad for your health, but this is Gabourey's moment, not Stern's. She should have the right to enjoy it to the fullest, regardless of the color of her skin or her weight. I understand his shtick is making fun of people to the point of causing huge controversies and that keeps him in business, but the way he has chosen to find fault where there is none is getting tiresome.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  356. SamoanSamurai

    Howard Stern is someone we could definitely do without. I heard rumors that he would be taking over for Simon Cowell on "Idol" next season. That would result in my petition to discontinue the show. I hate everything he stands for. He truly is a Jack of all asses. But I guess America is great because idiots like Howard Stern and Michael Moore can have a voice too.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  357. Str8 Outta Tx

    well, i have quite obviously made just as much, if not more, of an ass of myself than stern did when the controversial comments were made. that being said, i cant really say too much on the issue without pissing any more people off. i will say however, that i disagree with MOST of the things he said.
    for example: Stern disagreed. “She told an enormous woman the size of a planet that she’s going to have a career,” he said during his broadcast. “Oprah should’ve said, ‘you need to get help, we don’t want to lose you.’ "
    for once in my lifetime (or at least since i've grown up a little) people are not being so shallow. i've come to realize that it doesnt really matter what the hell somebody looks like doing something if they cant do it. i honestly believe people should look at personality and talent before looks in most cases. granted, if someone were to try to cast her as a swimsuit model, he may not meet as much resistance. however she was the right pick for the job (and a walk on off the street basically), and she did a great job. she is an actor, and a damn good one at that. she is not trying to be a supermodel. let the girl do her.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  358. Wanda

    Well don't you all realize, Oprah is the new messiah.. what she says goes or gets put into motion. See Gabby already has a new TV role lined up on Cable, as it was announced yesterday. If people want to get on Oprah's good side the will hire Gaby or even write rolls for her to play in. Imagine a screenwriter going to Oprah saying ... " I have a movie, I want to star Gaby in".. I just don't have the funding.. "Cha-Ching".. Oprah will produce it. Oprah is so predictable & if Hollywood is smart. they need to jump on the bandwagon.. oh my bad the Oprah gravy train.. she won't live forever. as for the other issues... Yes Gabby needs to loose weight, Yes Vanity Fair should have been sued for Racism, Yes I am a black woman.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  359. LoveLinus

    We should take pity on poor Howard Stern. He hasn't had any new material since the 90s.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  360. cjamesatl

    I don't care for Howard Stern, and think he's a crass old windbag who takes enjoyment off other's misery (which is exactly what people do who don't like theirself).

    However, he IS only saying what everyone else IS thinking. And one fluke movie does NOT make a career. Ms. Sidibe is obese and is not setting a healthy example for young people in America. No one is saying she needs to look like the rest of those lollypop head, skinny women in Hollywood, but she is risking her life.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  361. MRR

    Amen, Howard.....Amen!!

    March 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  362. Michael Wong

    Actually, nobody will say this but it's immoral to be grossly obese, so people should stop talking about how someone can be "attractive on the inside".

    Morbid obesity means gluttony, which is one of the Seven Deadly Sins that have been vilified for centuries. It is only recently, in the Age of Consumerism, that we have stopped regarding gluttony and greed as bad things. Also, morbid obesity means a lack of discipline, and an undisciplined mind is nothing to be proud of either.

    Also, morbidly obese people are bad for the environment. They eat two or three times as much as regular people, which means they have twice or three times the environmental footprint, because so much of our pollution is a result of the agriculture required to make and transport and package the food that we eat. That means two or three times as much pollution.

    March 10, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  363. The Dayman

    Why is everyone making such a big deal about what Howard Stern said? His job is to comment on our society. People listen to his radio show for just that. They want his insights on pop culture. What he said was true. The girl is the size of a blimp. Should we lie to her and let her go down this path to an early death?

    March 10, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  364. Heather

    IT was infact her SIZE that got her the part as Precious in the first place!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  365. LacrosseMom

    Stern is a low life. No one has the right to criticize someone else. Especially in the public way he did it.

    Yes, Gabi, is overweight, yes, it is a dangerous situation, but telling her in public only adds pain.

    How hypocritical of Stern, who is a former addict to shame Gabi on air! Would those of you be so supportive of Stern if he was shaming a drug addict? Or an alcoholic?! Millions of Americans are addicts in one form or other, the thing is......... when your drug of choice is food, its hard to hide!

    Stern is disgusting, to shame a young woman on his show is as low as it gets! Careful Stern.......... karma is a bitch!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  366. RC

    Remember her "size" may have nothing to do with over-eating, etc. It may just be "her" biology. None of us know her medical history. So criticisms are out of order.

    As for Stern, the world will be best improved by just "ignoring" him. He "survives" off "shock" statements. Simply ignoring him is the best payback.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  367. atty2b

    First of all I congradulate Ms. Sidibe for her performance and nomination. However, I find many of these comments to be very disturbing. I do feel that she needs to lose weight for obvious health concerns. For those of you who feel she will not be in any future films because of her weight, my question for you is; how do you know she won't lose the weight? If she loses weight will you reconsider you assumptions regarding her acting career, or is there another reason you feel that would keep her from realizing any future acting endeavors.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  368. CoopDoop

    How sad it is that folks feel the need to make such negative comments about Gabouray. Precious is the story of a young Black girl who is victimized and bullied because she is an overweight, dark skin girl; who should play this role Halle Berry? Rather than allowing her to enjoy her moment, her day, people enjoy making negative and nasty remarks about her skin color, her weight and overall apperance. What difference does it make if she never does another movie, it's still one more movie than any of us have done.

    Some of the remarks on this post are just down right mean and nasty; only small people feel big by making others feel bad.

    While some might not find Gabouray pleasing to the eye, she may very well be pleasing to the heart and soul which is much more important. It took great courage to walk that Red Carpet knowing that folks will joke and make remarks about her, but she did it anyway. I applaud her.

    So to all you folks who enjoy making her feel bad, if it makes you feel good about yourself to make others feel bad, continue to make your jokes, cause Gabouray will still be a better person than you are.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  369. The_Mick

    Like many other commenters, I don't care much for Howard Stern, but I have to agree with him here.

    When I retired from teaching in 2006, a fellow science teacher of mine said he had two or three years left and his dream was to retire with his nice pension, move to Las Vegas, and become a dealer in a casino. He loved gambling.

    But he was nearly as big as Sidibe. The year after I retired he had a massive heart attack and died. He was out of shape but in otherwise good health. No diabetes, hypertension, etc.

    For years some people had warned him about his weight but too many kept quiet. A seven years before he died I told him he could get some exercise being an assistant cross country coach for me and all the walking would do him good – and he'd make an extra $1200 for the 16 weeks to boot. He declined.

    Unless Sidibe gets and listens to such advice, she has a good chance of meeting a similar fate.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  370. me

    It may have been rude, but he is a shock jock, he makes fun of everyone, that's what he does. This only hit a cord for the same reasons why (and he is actually correct) Oprah made her remarks... because under the surface, everyone feels bad for her ,and is rooting for her, and wishing her the best.. BECAUSE OF HER SIZE! And all that comes with it...

    March 10, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  371. MAXIMUS

    I really envy Howard Stern. I whish I had a job that allowed me to express how I really feel about everything and get paid for it.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  372. F3F6

    Stern is awesome, he is truthful and funny. He's not fake like most of the entertainment industry and from what I've read most of the people that have commented on this story. There are a whole bunch of sheeple in this country being who can't think for and be honest with themselves.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  373. cw0802

    now let's address those who said "Howard should look in the mirror, he's ugly, he shouldn't be critical for looks".

    Ok...if you weren't so ignorant to Howard, you'd know that he's critical of everyone for everything...including himself. He knows he's ugly, he even said he looks like a pelican. He's overly conscious of weight and health because he used to smoke, eat unhealthy and be over weight. He was so unhealthy that his parents sat him down and said "look, you need to make a change for your own good". He now eats healthy and runs 4 or 5 miles daily.

    Howard l being an ugly man won't effect his health. Howard being ugly won't give him heart disease, diabetes or liver and kidney problems. Howard being ugly won't put unneeded stress on his heart and skeleton.

    Lastly, for those of you who are throwing the racist word around. Listen to the clip, you can easily find it. His BLACK co-host Robin agrees that Gabby needs help. Let me say one more time...Howard Stern's BLACK FEMALE co-host Robin agrees with him. Robin's battle with weight has also been very well documented throughout the history of the show.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  374. fred miller

    two words....Jenny Craig

    March 10, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  375. Michael Wong

    All the people complaining about Stern being "rude" or "disrespectful" have obviously never listened to his show. That's his entire shtick.

    Having said that, I found that I got tired of his act after a while. It's like a bracing shock to the system at first, because you're used to people having an internal filter on what they say, and he appears to have none. But after the shock wears off, he just starts to sound arrogant and annoying after a while.

    Having said that, he's 100% right about Gabby. Everyone is pretending she has a glowing future ahead of her, and that is by no means guaranteed. Tatum O'Neal actually WON an Academy Award at the age of 10 and everyone thought she had a huge career ahead of her, but it never materialized. She got bit parts and never did become one of Hollywood's top leading ladies. This despite being very attractive, unlike Gabby who is (let's face it) not very attractive because of her morbid obesity.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  376. MELVIN

    For all the pretentious idiots out there like Stern who think just because you don't smoke, don't drink, your not over weight, you have never done drugs, nor have made any unhealthy mistakes in your life; you're still not going to live forever...Surprise!!!! As long as people don't assassinate your spirit, it is possible to be a fat person and live a happy life (even if preceived by YOU as potentially a shorter one). Like most Americans, I am so tired of seeing only the beautiful, rich and stupid do "great things"....

    Stern caters to the weak and the powerless.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  377. Catherine

    Howard Stern is Howard Stern. Yes, he is an ass, but this is true. She really is an un-healthy size. I was thinking the same thing in the sense that she will get pigeon-holded into the same roles because of her weight. Precious was perfect for her because she phsyically played the character as well. She is young and successful. It wouldn't hurt to lose weight. For her health, not for cosmetic reasons. This would benefit her "long career" that Oprah is talking about, as well. It will open more doors for her. I'd like to see her do well despite her size, but it's honestly not realistic in the business she's in, and when it comes to this, Howard Stern is 100% right.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  378. Jaz

    He's blunt. Not everyone in Hollywood can be blunt but he can, and he can get away with it. I would go crazy if I was always being told what to say. I respect him for being honest, however yes, it was a rude statement, but hey it's true! If noone ever says anything- she'll keep on going the way she is, and eventually parish.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  379. rdim

    sroo: and yet, hollywood is filled with drug addicts and anorexics. Those people will probably die a hell of a lot faster than Gabby will and THEY aren't being raked through the coals in the name of "true friends" and "true fans." this isn't being debated out of concern, it's being debated out of judgement. that is the honest to God truth and it's time someone said it. It makes people uncomfortable because either they don't understand it, or it isn't normal. That's it.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  380. Howard Stern's Baby

    The truth hurts.........doesn't it!!!!!! Don't shoot the messenger.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  381. atty2b

    To mer; I love your blog.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  382. rdim

    how is Howard Stern any different? i mean, let's face it- she may be grotesquely obese for someone so young- but if it wasn't for his constantly "over the line" remarks- he'd just be some ugly jack ass that no one listened to as well. It was his outrageously lewd tongue which made him a name and if she hadn't fit the bill of the Precious character- no one would know who she was either.
    GS is an AMAZINGLY gifted actress and what happens at this point is up to her. Why does the world believe they can sculpt and mold her into yet another miserable anorexic like every other young starlet?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  383. Rick

    Howard can be too blunt, but he's right about the girl's weight.
    She now has some money and prospects of working again.
    However, if she doesn't lose weight, she's going to die. It's
    as simple as that. If she doesn't have the stength to change
    her life, she needs someone to help her.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  384. Budd

    Howard speaks the truth.. The world tore into Jessica Simpson for gaining 10 pounds... but because this chick is black its different???

    Howard for Pres!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  385. the real J. D.

    Stern is of course correct. This Columbia graduate who revolutionized media is the only guy on the air that cuts through the PC crap and calls it like it is. His $500 million contract was for a lot more than just T & A.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  386. Rachel V

    Never liked Stern. But sadly this time I found some validity in his points.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  387. PRIVATE

    THANK YOU!!! I didn't watch the movie because I can't stand to look at her. It looks like her face is going to explode. She will NEVER be in another movie unless she is playing another character like she did in Precious. She needs to lose weight if she wants to be in anything else. SERIOUSLY!! She is not Cinderella..she is not beautiful. Come on people.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  388. Geo

    Well, I'm not going to pretend to have read every post. OMG he must have hit a nerve!

    But what I will say is Howard Stern gets paid an unGodly amount of money saying the things he does about people who hardly are equipped to defend themselves. He'll say it in rude and unflatering ways most of us couldn't image saying. He's called a "Shock jock" for a reason, so knowing that shouldn't surprise you in the least.

    It's all for ratings, and apparently irate "comment post". If Howard really cared about Sidibe's health, he would approach her in private and offer her assistance, rather than try to tear her down in such a public forum, during what can only be the highlight of her young life.

    The Oscars was not the time to address Sidibes obvious problem. But Oprah saw it as a time to express pride and joy for someone's job well done. Mr. Stern apparently has had so much smoke blown up his bum. That the smoke rings circling his head has clouded any memory of what it's like to have someone truly and honestly be happy for him and his accomplishments.

    Who knows what motivates someone to over eat. Laziness, Stress, Genetics or maybe it's hearing an overpaid shock jock publicly humiliate them on a national stage for ratings.

    Just a thought!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  389. sjml

    Imagine, Howard Stern spouting off without knowing the facts...

    You can be fat and healthy. I know, the medical and obesity community says you can't.....but, there are a LOT of studies out there that refute what is being touted by the medical community. The research of the diet/obesity community – well, you need to follow the money. If being fat isn't dangerous, they don't make money.

    Size isn't the issue, the issue is whether or not a person is taking care of their body. You can be fat and fit and skinny and unhealthy. Here's the bottom line, not everyone is fat because of life style choices and not everyone is skinny because they are taking good care of themselves. Unfortunately, many people are fat because in their pursuit of the "social norm" they dieted, meaning they restricted their food intake. The body, in its pursuit to keep you alive, takes any type of food restriction seriously and changes your metabolism so that you retain more weight, because it wants to make sure you never die. So, as experienced by most dieters (around 85-95%), you may lose weight, but then you regain the weight (usually within a year, most by 5 years) and a few pounds more. The hard part is, you will never lose the weight and keep it off...mother nature is more powerful than any diet in the world. Then there is the gene factor – some people are just naturally fatter than the norm...nothing is ever going to change that. However, no matter what a person's size, they can have a healthy eating relationship and enjoy pleasurable movement (even sex Howard!). Any person can be healthy – even if they are fat – meaning their blood pressure, cholesterol, lipids, glucose, etc. are normal. Exercise and healthy eating are the key – not weight!

    And just for fun – at the turn of the century, the truly beautiful people of this country were fat. It was a goal. Being fat meant you were wealthy and had more of everything, especially food (a huge issue after the Civil War!) Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I find it interesting...for all the marketing around skinny women...my boys, husband of many of our male friends are really not all that attracted to really skinny women. As my youngest son would say...they need to eat a sandwich then get back to me. Howard is one opinion out of 7 billion...and not a well informed opinion, at least not about fat people.
    The best way to deal with negativity is to ignore it – giving it attention only feeds the fire.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  390. Lynda G

    He's still alive?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  391. lisa

    I'm actually quite proud of Howard for his words. I haven't listened to him for years, but the Howard I remember would have called her a fat pig and left it at that. The fact that he expressed concern for her well-being truly impressed me. And he's right.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  392. MELVIN

    Ok! When Howard was still on sindicated radio, he had women on his show performing anal ring-toss (even the name is so nasty that this post will probably be edited). So now he is going to get negative press because of his typical fat and black jokes?...give me a break! The people who listen to his trash pay for it and so who really cares? At least there is little chance my kids can hear him anymore...

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  393. Geo

    Well, I'm not going to pretend to have read every post. OMG he must have hit a nerve!

    But what I will say is Howard Stern gets paid an unGodly amount of money saying the things he does about people who hardly are equiped to defend themselves. He'll say it in rude and unflatering ways most of us couldn't image saying. He's called a "Shockjock" for a reason, so knowing that shouldn't surprise you in the least.

    It's all for ratings, and apparently irate "comment post". If Howard really cared about the Sidibe's health, he would approach her in private and offer her assistance, rather than try to tear someone down in such a public forum, during what can only be the highlight of her young life.

    The Oscars was not the time to address Sidibes obvious problem. But Oprah saw it as a time to express pride and joy for someone's job well done. Mr. Stern apparently has had so much smoke blown up his bum. That the smoke rings circling his head has clouded any memory of what it's like to have someone truly and honestly be happy for him and his accomplishments.

    Who knows what motivates someone to over eat. Lazy, Stress, Genetics or maybe it's hearing an overpaid shock jock publicly humiliate them on a national stage for ratings.

    Just a thought!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  394. Jonathan

    The other day they had a hot or not on yahoo or something, with what people wore to the Oscars. She was on the hot side... I think I had a Howard moment... thinking seriously, there is no outfit she could wear that would make me think she looks hot... Are the fashion judges just pandering to the need to be PC?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  395. Tom

    You all hate him because 9 times out of 10 he says EXACTLY what you all wish you could say. sad but true...he has a point. he may just go about it wrong.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  396. Craig D

    I agree with Stern. That heffer needs to mix in a salad. No dressing.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  397. Tonja McAllister

    Wow. Howard Stern.....you look like a sheep dog.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  398. Julie

    Howard Stern don't you think she knows she's overweight?
    She can get skinny but you can't get handsome!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  399. Brandon

    I think it's hilarious that the people who hate Stern and talk about how he shouldn't harp on Gaborey for her weight – and how looks aren't as important as whats on the inside – try to insult him by saying how ugly he is.

    Stern has had an enormous career in radio for like 30 years – the man is talented... you certainly can't argue that. Because of her weight issues, Gaborey is a one-hit wonder. She might be very talented, but we'll never see any evidence of it beyond 'Precious' because she'll likely never get cast another role of that magnitude again. Hollywood likes good-looking, skinny people – and moviegoers like watching them.

    And let's please stop the 'its ok to be fat' myth. It's not. It's unhealthy, dangerous, and socially limiting. And Gaborey isn't even 'just' fat – she's morbidly obese. Someone needs to give this girl a wake-up call to lose some weight... otherwise, Stern's prediction will unfortunately become true.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  400. Conk

    Stern maybe you should get a nose job. That is the ugliest big peice of crap I have ever seen on a face! I hope they keep you in a back room so we don't have to look at you.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  401. froy

    We did not know anything about the movie and we walked in and saw her and walked right out. She should be called enormous not precious.
    Stern is right she will have a massive heart attack if she does not get help.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  402. Dennis O

    So Howard said what everyone is thinking. Come on, honestly, what roles is she qualified for? I can't wait to see her in a romantic comedy with Gerard Butler. 'The Crush of Love'. I'm sure it will break all sorts of box office records. (or chairs)

    March 10, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  403. Shaw Girl

    I saw Precious and for 2 hours got lost in the story of this young girl who was dealing with the life that she didn't choose. What I love about a true actor is that they are fearless, and no matter what people think, they are willing to show the ugly side of themselves to give a GREAT performance.
    I'm proud of this young lady who knows she is not America's standard of beauty! She is an inspiration because she is not hiding until she looks the part! She is standing before all of you, who would rather that she hate herself and just disappear, and she is living her young life to the fullest!
    No matter what anyone says... She is Oscar nominated Gabby!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  404. Evil Jewboy

    Regardless of the debate about the individual Stern targeted ... clearly this is about him. He is using someone else's moment in the spotlight to garner publicity for himself. Stern is really no different than Rush Limbaugh or other jerks in the media who constantly make inflammatory remarks to gain publicity. This would be a much better debate if a softer media figure were to raise the question based on medical concerns, etc. Since Stern is the one making the statements ... its clear what his motive is.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  405. Chris

    I happen to like Howard Stern for his honesty. There aren't many roles she could take. Like he said, take your money and go exercise for your job or just lose that weight. And she isn't the only one he picks on.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  406. mer

    Oh Howard, if only you were relevant.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  407. BG

    Everyone is so busy pointing the finger at others when they should really look at their own unhealthy life style. Yes, she is over weight, but that does not give stern any right to use her and destroy her happiness just for lousy ratings. if he is "concerned" (which I doubt he is) then why doesn't he try to help her? Furthermore, who knows she might have a medical condition that makes it hard for her to lose the weight? She may not be sitting around eating twinkies like everyone thinks obese people do.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  408. franco

    HEy Lou, in case you haven't noticed, Stern is a radio star; he goals are not related to acting in Movies and winning acting awards.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  409. sroo

    anyone ripping on stern has done nothing but 'sink' to his level. unfortunately many of you missed his point (probably b/c of his delivery, sure). she is morbidly obese, and all of these people that are so accepting of her weight are doing nothing but sentencing her to an early death.
    hopefully she hears this story, and thinks, "well, he's right. i am fat". and then does something about it.
    a true friend, or true fan, does not sit idly by and watch someone die.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  410. waiting for to dog

    is it my imagination or separated at birth? howard stern and bachelor no. 1, rodney alcala.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  411. franco

    Thank God there is someone out there with the guts to speak the truth. Imagine being in Show Business and not being afraid to call Oprah a liar and public suck-up artist, which she – despite all her wonderful qualities – without a doubt, is.

    Stern gives good advice. You have money and fame now Miss ; hire the best nutritionist and personal trainer in Hollywood and go for it.

    The message should NOT be: Ok all you over eaters it's OK ; you CAN be fat and successful.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  412. M.L. Clark

    The people posting here are reacting to Gabourey for the same reason Stern did - ignorance and hypocrisy. Statistically, the fattest woman will outlive the thinnest man. Obesity is NOT the serious health risk it has been made out to be, especially for women. Fat senior citizens, in fact, outlive thin senior citizens. The reason fat is "medicalized" is the same reason that gay sex is in some circles - bigotry. People react instinctively and try to dress their reactionary ignorance up in logic.

    You know who IS sickly? Those pencil thin, anorexic women that Stern has on his show. They are the ones at risk and yet he says nothing. THEY have a much higher risk of death than the most morbidly obese person. YOU people are the ones in denial. Go speak with a genuine obesity doctor who has been educated in the last twenty years.

    Stern is just a bigot - and a cruel one at that. How he ever had a TV career with that face is the mystery.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  413. Jim

    Stern appeals to a certain demographic and he's shrewd enough to keep doing his schtick because he knows that demographic will eat it up and keep his pockets lined. The interesting question here is this. Stern has been offending people of all races, genders, socio-economic tiers, sexual orientations, etc. for years. Why now is there such a backlash about Sibide? It seems much deeper than just the PC police continuing their incessant whining. How and with whom did Stern hit way too close to home so that they're launching into over-reactive tirades? P.S. I don't like Stern, so I'm not defending him. I'm just very curious as to why the huge reaction NOW for this particular actress vs. the all the years that's he's been crudely disparaging others in a similar manner.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  414. "T"

    Sidibe is beautiful inside and out. She maybe the healthier than any of the bloggers on this site-skinny people have health issues-she auditioned for a role and got the part she didn't think she would get-on the first try. I'm pretty sure she is aware that she is a big girl and that Holloywood thrives on outer beauty. I know she reads the blogs and see what people say about her-but who cares about what people say
    she is being recognized and I applaud her for taking the courage and the confidence to take a life changing step-she wasn't planning to make a career out of acting, but when roles are introduce to her, she is taking them. No, Sidibe, you are not the "cookie cutter" actress that everyone is so use to, but you continue to do what God planned for you and don't worry about the haters.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  415. AJC

    Howard is the man!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  416. Rita

    oh common people...Howard Stern is just saying what everyone is thinking. He is absolutely correct she does need to lose weight, so she can continue her career as an actress. Now that she got a little money she should improve her lifestyle and become healthier individual and there is nothing wrong with being healthy.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  417. stormschmooper

    For everyone complaining that he's right but he didn't have to be so mean about it, here's a wake-up call: If Stern didn't say things the way he said them, he wouldn't have a show... period.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  418. Debs

    Howard Stern is a classless and moronic asshole.
    He should take a good long look in the mirror.
    I agree with the person who said he is UGLY on the inside and out!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  419. Shawn

    Just because something is obviously true doesn't mean one has to say it. Let the young woman have her moment!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  420. Steve

    Sadly Stern is right about her size being Unhealthy. He may have been rude but his message is very truth full. When I saw her I was thinking her next roll will be as a contestant on "The Biggest Loser."

    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  421. Anna

    God, I love Howard! Tell it like it is kind of guy. He's honest. I hope she does get many more roles but the fact of the matter here is, yes she is overweight. Oprah is the one that should be ashamed not Howard.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  422. Cassie3

    Okay first of all – if anyone is going to criticize what Stern said about Gabourey, they need to also criticize him for all the millions of horrific things he has said about tons and tons of other people throughout the course of his career. Why is this controversial? It's HOWARD STERN. It's like saying Hugh Hefner was seen with a young naked blonde.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  423. Linda

    It's not what you say, it's how you say it, and the was he talked about her was horrible, maybe that's the only way he can get good ratings, is by being mean.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  424. Ylaia

    Oh please. All of you Stern co signing, d ck riders, who keep saying we don't "understand" him and he's "right", get a life. No, I don't understand anyone that freakin' ugly having the audacity to talk about ANYONE. His face looks like ground zero. Thats why hes on the radio and not tv. If I looked like that, I wouldn't give people a reason to call out my flaws by picking on someone else.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  425. Indian

    I agree totally with Sterns statement. I was getting annoyed at all the camera angles of her. She should have wiped her neck off a few times. I'm sorry, what neck ? I do have sympathy for her life. How in the world was she ever considered for an Oscar ?

    March 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  426. boomerang

    Are we really surprised at Howard Stern's comments. My issue is with that "Uncle/Aunt Tom" of a cohost who echoes everything he says. YOU could be that fat black (did you forget that you were black) woman who can't get a job anywhere else. What size are you? Be careful who you slam.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  427. artie

    wahhhhhhh.... Howard called a fat chick fat. wahhhhhhhhhh

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  428. cw0802

    Will someone please tell my how Howard's statement is racist? I want someone to explain this too me. Is it because he said something negative about an overweight black woman? So if i'm critical of a black person, that's racist? Saying he's a racist proves that you not only know nothing about Howard Stern other than what a bias article has told you, and you also have a very skewed perception of reality. To compare these comments to Don Imus' is so much of a jump you'd have a better chance of jumping over the Grand Canyon on a tricycle. Howard, in a very blunt way, said she was overweight and unhealthy. Imus made a racist comment about an all black basketball team.

    One of the comments mentioned how they were a "long time listener" and because of these comments you were no longer listening. I would venture to bet that you never were a listener if THIS made you stop listening.

    To those of you who said her Oscar nomination shows that she's more talented, successful than Howard....no. One film does not a career make. And plus, she was only nominated because she's Hollywoods latest "charity case". Oh look at us, we're being nice to the fat girl. Hollywood also gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation...

    Let's stack up Howards accomplisments against Gabby's. Howard = 30+ year career. #1 movie, 2 #1 books, #1 cable show on the E!, every radio station he came to became #1. Took a failing satellite company, and in his tenure brought in over 10 million subscribers and last quarter they turned a profit for the first time. Lets not mention the almost billion dollars he's earned in his career. Now...Gabby = 1 movie, 1 Oscar nomination...hard to compare.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  429. kaydude

    Howard Stern is not only an ass, he is an ugly ass. There is a reason why he is on the radio and not on TV or movies. He is only picking on this poor girl because she is an easy target and he will get attention. And, it is jealousy. The only movie he has ever been in is his own movie and it sucked!! These comments were unnecessary and flat out rude. Go look in the mirror, Stern! Why don't you worry about fixing yourself instead of picking on others?!

    March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  430. Michele

    Ok, Howard Stern if you are going to rip someone b/c of how they look then maybe you haven't looked in the mirror lately. You know there is a solution it's called plastic surgery. We all know the money isn't the reason you haven't done it. So what's your excuse? Everyone has flaws and some peoples are more prevalent than others but there is no reason to rip someone because they actually made something of themselves. If you haven't noticed but over half this country is obese. Instead of ridaculing someone b/c of thier size why don't you take your money and do something useful with it. Just remember you're ugly inside and out nothings going to change that.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  431. Tammy

    When Howard Stern was born, the Dr slapped his Mama instead of him for producing such an ugly man! What gives you the right to make fun of someone because they are overweight? You are a pig! The only reason why your wife married you was because you had money...no other reason...

    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  432. Mike J

    Is Stern an ass? Well...of course he is. I really don't like his choice of words in this case as he was quite cruel. But, I do agree with the message he is trying to send.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  433. lodog

    Who is this Howard Stern Character? Linger Longer.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  434. Lemontown Lady

    I am LMAO that this is actually on CNN. #1: He's right. She is morbidly obese, beyond 'could stand to lose a few pounds' and straight to circus oddity. #2: Stern has been saying stuff like this for YEARS and NOW it's controversial? #3: Reading over all of these comments, I believe that the consensus is that he is 'just saying what we're all thinking'. #4: All you blusterers and huffers need to take a pill. If you haven't listened to the show, you have NO IDEA that this is totally NON-controversial. Wait til he picks on some starlet who has put a few ounces of cheese on her ass for your righteous outrage.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  435. KBran

    Howard tells it the way it is! He is like Simon Cowell – You don't always like what he says but, he does get it right 99% of the time... With respect to Miss Sidibie – How can you argue that she will not have a challenging career? This world is about the Pretty People and she does not fit in. She will more than likely be forgotten or her career will be relegated to small cameo appearances. For those of you that knock Howards delivery, you're missing the bigger picture – He is willing to be controversial in order to bring attention to Sirius Radio... Howard is a genius!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  436. mgrimald

    Strong, gutsy women just scare him. He is showing his impotence by attacking her. If he wanted to make a valid comment, there are other ways of doing it.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  437. Dan

    Howard is usually rude, but he's absolutely right. Everyone else is just afraid to say it. All these people here are upset because he says a really fat chick is too fat, but the first thing out of all your mouths is Howard is an ass, or Howard is ugly, etc. You all need to get over yourselves because you're no better than he is.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  438. ancientrockqueen

    Never could stand howard...hes cruel and hes a disgusting pig.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  439. Red

    This is why his show didnt do well in Montreal. He thinks he's funny, but the truth is he is just PLAIN boring and sounds like a broken record.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  440. newarknj4life

    has anyone told howard that he has a big as white nose?

    March 10, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  441. bjones

    Did he comment on Rosanne Barr before she lost her weight? Lets not forget Oprah was overweight and she is very successful. Everyone who agreeds with him are just as bad as he is. We have people starving themselves to be skinny for who? What she looks like and how heavy she is shouldn't matter to anyone but her. Its not up to us to judge her. As far the "fat black girl" thats just another way to be racist. What is the focus being fat or black. If the is issue is about being fat then why does "black" have to come before fat. We are a racist sociey period and everyone that responded on his side are ignorant. Let me ask all you people that said being fat is unhealthy, do you drink or smoke? That causes health issues as well lung cancer, heart disease etc. We can't say that someone has a short life spand because they are overweight, its not up to us to make that call. All you who said that are simply dumb.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  442. Jay Brown

    All of you Stern haters are just jealous of him and his $500 million dollar payday and his beautiful wife. 'Nuff said......

    March 10, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  443. OrdinaryMoe

    I'm not condoning what Howard did, but what Oprah did was a thousand times worse. If she truly cared about this girl, she'd have taken her aside and said, "Look. You're morbidly obese. If you want to live to see 35, here's where you can go to get some help." Instead, she does the total opposite and *encourages* this girl's appallingly unhealthy lifestyle!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  444. Bori

    Stern rubs people the wrong way because of how he expresses himself but he's absolutely right. This girl is young and extremely overweight. Forget about getting other roles, she needs to get healthy.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  445. Dave

    Here's another thought, when was the last time Oprah was seen standing next to a white person... she is the real racist here. Don't get me wrong I HATE Stern and do NOT listen to him and I am a subscriber, but Oprah is nothing but a black female version of a racist!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  446. Lou

    If you understand Stern's talk format you should know by know this is what he does and we expect his observations.

    But Howard: was Oprah supposed to be honest to Gabourey Sidibe
    during the Oscars on TV in front of millions worldwide?

    Furthermore Howard's disparagement of Gabourey's size and film future is ironic being that the Oscar winner for best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique, also a very large Black woman, prior to "Precious" has 8 feature films she's acted in, in her body of film work, plus two more counting "Precious" and "Steppin...The Movie" also released in 2009, which are 9 more than Howard's one movie, "Private Parts".

    Finally Gagourey Sidibe at her young tender age, has already achieved what middle aged Howard Stern hasn't and probably never will....An Oscar Nomination For Acting.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  447. Jimbo

    OK...why doesn't Howard Stern take his own advice and use some of his money to better himself. Lord knows he has many flaws...he is ugly as sin, he is an ass, he could use some lessons in manners and he is ugly as sin.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  448. Kathy Kane

    That woman is the size of a planet. It's disgusting..

    March 10, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  449. Danny

    Ummm, He's a shock jock. You're all giving him the attention he wants.

    March 10, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  450. Shirley

    i believe Stern to a person who is entitled to his opinion just as I am mine, as someone else pointed out he is obnoxious and the last time I looked, I didn't see an MD behind his name so who the heck is to predict her demise. If he can be excepted while walking around look like a big wreck of old slob then there is hope for Sidibe as an actress, the pig.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  451. John

    He's right...but a bit rude on the presentation.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  452. Bernardo Gui

    With Howard Stern, it's all about publicity ($$). Period.
    He's an "attention whore". And he gets attention, any way he can..
    Even if it mean picking on a morbidly obese Black woman.
    It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Tact. Decorum. Taste.
    I know Stern is a jerk. But this time he went to far.
    I've been listening to Stern for 20 years. It ends today.
    So long Stern, have a nice life.....

    March 10, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  453. Dave

    Ok Here's my question , this ass has been offending people for DECADES. why now just because he has an insulted a heavy black women do people FINALLY speak up. He needs to be removed from all media . I even heard a rumor of him joining american idol... I can hear it now, oh i think you can sing but you are fat and black so no you are not going to holywood. I have never watched or listened to ANYTHING he has done and will continue to BAN anything he is involved in.. why is hate so profitable to him?

    March 10, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  454. Matt

    Stern is right. He is saying what most people in Hollywood wont say because it isnt "PC". When i saw her i was thinking the same thing. Most people in Hollywood are fake. There is a Middle America out there too. Its not all glitz and glamour like the people in Cali think it is. Very arrogant of them to think so.

    March 10, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  455. Annie Sisk

    You ALL – and yes, I'm looking at you, CNN, most of all – are missing the point here. I'll put it in caps so you can hear me over all the crap being shoveled around in here:

    SHE JUST GOT HIRED FOR THREE MORE ROLES.

    So NO, he was NOT "telling the truth!"

    March 10, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  456. Bunny

    Anyone remember Darlene Cates? She was the 500 lbs actress that starred in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. She recieved critical acclaim for her work & there was buzz that she would change Hollywood; that finally Hollywood would see that obese people, specifically women, are just as great as average to thin people. Well she didn't change anything. When was the last time she got a part? Honestly being morbidly obese is not only unhealthy but something most of us find unappealing/unattractive. If Sidibi wants to suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, and liver problems, then all the power to her. But she's not getting anymore parts in Hollywood. She needs to get down to a healthy size, like Queen Latifa, Katy Bates, even Mo'nique. They're bigger size women but are on the healthier side of things. Howard Stern maybe an ass for saying it out loud but he's speaking the truth and we all know it.

    March 10, 2010 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  457. LOL

    What a waste of comment space....Howard Stern is right.....as for Ms. Sidibe ....this time next year she will be forgotten......Just because Oprah thinks she will have a career doesn't make it so.....Oprah says what she says because she wants attention.....and she'll do what ever it takes to draw it to herself......you talk about Sterns ego....Oprahs is beyond anyones...ever. Howard is rude....at times....but truthful and funny as hell.......I wonder how many young African American girls are going to look up to Ms. Sidibe and say...."bring on the junk food" because Oprah supports it and maybe I too will be a star.......

    March 10, 2010 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  458. Bob Ramos

    I am obese. While I do not like it and exercise and try to eat right, I accept that I am obese. During my annual checkups, my doctor always remarks that I have clear lungs and no other major ailments for someone of my size. I can go on the stair machine for 60 minutes and more.

    My point – Even if you are obese, you can still enjoy good health. All the men in my family are fat and we live to an average of in our 80s.

    March 10, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  459. doodle

    He is 100% correct. Not fun to hear, but he is spot on.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  460. T-Roc-The Bisbayne Connect

    Word-up Howard.! By praising these Large Ones We're sending the wrong message. She eats enough for 5 obviously, If she wants to grow old and watch her grand children grow, She needs to get help, It's really not easy to look at, the tent she was wearing could have been made into three dresses. The other problem I had was with her co-star Monique who did win. She has an open marriage and only shaved her legs once in her Life. If she shaved more often her marriage might close again. Who did that lady think she was standing up there talking smack to the academy. Howard hit me back so we can talk of this travesty. Oscar has lost it's Luster, Oprah's Large again too... tell her to start running another marathon and don't stop til christmas.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  461. Becky

    I watched the awards and when they showed this actress, I was mortified at her size, she looked disgusting to me, one french fry away from a heart attack. Howard Stern is ugly, but ugly doesn't equal unhealthy. He is not the most tactful person, but he's honest. There are so many health problems linked to obesity and it has been a growing problem with young people for years now. We should not sugarcoat her morbid obesity, she is only 26 yrs. old and unhealthly hands down. Howard just tells it like it is and that's what most people can't do.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  462. SteveB

    I'm in the NYC area, about the same age as Stern & I've listened to him since he was at WNBC doing afternoon drive in the early 1980s, but I haven't listened to him since he went to Sirius (I'm not buying a subscription to Sirius, that's why). I didn't think he was still relevant anymore. Well, I guess I'm wrong by this article and the big response to it. That's funny in itself. Meanwhile, if anyone thinks Howard does this stuff for anything other than comedic value & ratings, there's a bridge I'd like to sell you. This is Howard's shtick.

    As for exactly what he said– I had no idea who Ms.Sidibe is, so I clicked on the link above. When I saw her, I heard the sound of a ship's fog horn in my head (don't ask me why). Lady, you are ugly and fat (and a little self-absorbed too)!! I mean, I'm glad for her that she's having some success and all, but you all know Howard is right. He may be insensitive, but he's right.

    Hey Howard– when are you gonna buy some radio stations and put The Best of Stern into 'free radio' again? You'd have marketing revenue, low overhead..... it could work.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  463. SOMom

    It's amazing the hateful things people say under the cloak of anonymity! Here's my take on the situation: (1) Howard Stern is an ass, but we already knew that; (2) Gabby Sidibe is overweight, but we already knew that; (3) Oprah was not lying to her - there are some people who see her as an American Cinderella story. She's a talented young actress. (4) It's up to Gabby if she wants to lose weight. If she wants to be eligible for more roles in Hollywood, she probably will have to do that, but it's really not anyone else's business. (5) Being fat doesn't make her lazy. (6) This is precisely what the director was talking about when he made this movie: all this ruckus about her fatness and blackness speaks to our biases against both. I say leave the girl alone. She's comfortable in her own skin, which obviously rattles a whole bunch of people on this page. God has the final say on who dies and when. Howard Stern may check out before she does!

    March 10, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  464. Tully

    Stern is certainly crude and rude but he tells the truth. G. Sidibe seems like a sweet girl, I hope Oprah and Dr. M. Oz will help her lose weigh and be healthier.

    March 10, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  465. jojo

    i thought the exact same thing when i saw her at the Oscars. But, i'm sure she knows it, and for someone who is probably miserable about her appearance 99.99% of her time on this planet, a little happiness and praise, may make her happy for a moment or two. Why not let her have that? Worse yet, why take it away from someone? We all deserve to be happy once in a while. Isn't that what we all want? Deserve? As much as I love Howard, It saddens me that he would have a need to take that moment away from her, and it would make me not to want him as a friend. There are those out there who cannot take any pleasure in the happiness or success of others. He is clearly one of them.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  466. Chuck

    You can say what you want but he is 100% correct. Oprah is another obese person who makes money by writing a diet book and then putting the weight back on and losing it and writing another book. For her to say that to her was just terrible and a lie. Like him or hate him Howard speaks the truth. Others are just afraid to say it.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  467. The Dude

    All I have to say is that if all the female best actress nominies were trapped on an island who do you think would be the first to be eaten?

    March 10, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  468. Andy

    If only there were 1,147 comments following some of the things our former President Dubbya had done instead of focusing on the unhealthy size of an actress and a guy who has made speaking his mind his living.
    Now that would be real change.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  469. JC

    How is being obese unethical? That's completely ridiculous. At the end of the day, she's only hurting herself and frankly she seems to be more comfortable in her own skin than most people a fraction of her size, so more power to her.

    Howard is right that someone that size doesn't have a long life expectancy and hopefully she will use some of the money she has made to get healthy so that she can continue to share her talent with the world.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  470. FlaFlaFloHAi

    LIghten Up you god-fearing, sad-life living losers. He is an entertainer. Look how much buzz he caused. Keep commenting. Haaahaa! He's been laughing all the way to the bank for years and years! You people say worse to your friends, don't front! (Excuse the aforementioned lame metaphor).

    March 10, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  471. Cindy

    He is an idiot. Gabourey is more of a star/celebrity than he will ever be. Howard Stern needs controversy to be a celebrity, while Gabourey has pure talent. Howard Stern is a looser.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  472. dave

    He has always been a dirt bag to make his money. thats his thing

    March 10, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  473. alan

    Right or wrong, Stern speaks his mind. I personally find him entertaining and incredibly intelligent. Most of the people commenting on him as a personality are simply ignorant. They are commenting about what they have heard about him and not what he is saying. What his said about the actress is rude, but true. And definitely funny.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  474. Moonbeam

    I think it's sad that Mr. Stern would not allow this young woman to enjoy her moment without his cruel comments. She and her mother are both undoubtedly aware of the dangers of her obesity, both to her health and future career, without hearing it broadcast on the radio.

    While I was concerned to see that she apparently has not lost any weight since this movie was filmed (and hope she makes an effort to do so in the future), it is still important to remember that she was the one walking the red carpet last Sunday, and she was the one taking home the Oscar, not any of her vocal detractors.

    Also, without the excess weight she is fairly attractive. Howard, on the other hand ...

    March 10, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  475. Kyle

    why is it that when Howard Stern says racist, rude comments, they seem to be in the back of the news but when Imus or someone else says things, its front page news and everybody is talking about it. Imus loses his job and Stern will get a 10 million dollar bonus. Don't get it.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  476. Linnet

    Stern is a mean bastard but he is right. She is a very intelligent and talented girl but she is waaay too big. She should go on the Biggest Loser.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  477. Dmerrin10000

    I never cease to be amazed by "what everyone is thinking–" and how it's always some mean spirited thing. I wasn't looking at this actress and thinking "She's too fat and has no show business future." I was thinking, "Good job– that's awesome." Some people are very overweight, so what? Like she doesn't know that that's a hazard to her health? Everyone knows that. Losing weight is pretty hard for a lot of people, just like quitting drugs or alcohol is for others. And what's this about there being no future roles for her? Every woman in every film is not some super beautiful chick. Stern's just mistaking his own taste for that of everyone else in the world.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  478. Teri

    Nicole and Chris,
    I couldn't agree more! With Oprah in her corner, and as her sage-guide and mentor, and most powerful woman in America, Gabriel will outshine the likes of Stern And all the bashers (and may I ask, what have they done lately to remotely compare with her powerful performance!!) Anyway, she will be Fine. I Can't Wait to see her next jewel!

    March 10, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  479. Suzannaquanashawn

    Stern wants everyone to look perfect-like him.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  480. Benner

    She is a bad role model. Being that obese is unethical and negatively affects others.

    March 10, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  481. Kaleigh

    Ugh! What a terrible excuse for a man!

    You know what? Who gives a crap if she is the way she is.
    It doesn't matter if she is the most horrible looking human being or the most gorgeous woman ever, She was there Sunday night. She was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Awards. That has to say something.

    It is no wonder that this world is going to hell.
    People like Mr. Stern think they have the right to judge someone like that. And then the people who agree with him or excuse it are just as horrible.

    This is disgusting.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  482. T

    Gabbie loves herself genuinely; this is something the majority of us self loathing, antagonistic, dissatisfied until we've obliterated someone else's hope, robbed them of their joy and sold it the highest bidder, people will never understand.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  483. Kim

    Why is it that You Tube can get away with putting Howard's content on without his permission and then some blogger feels the need to write a story about what he says – just to grab headlines for themselves. Howard wasn't talking to you people on the open airwaves – which means he's NOT looking for ratings. He was talking to the millions of subscribers who pay each month to hear his opinion – myself included – a white, married, college educated professional female. If you listen to Howard, you know that he says what everyone else is only thinking. That takes courage in today's society!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  484. AC

    Comments like this have been Stern's gig for 30 years. Why is there even a discussion?

    March 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  485. word33

    Sorry, but I have to give Howard props for saying what was on many of our minds. This women is morbidly obese, and definately has type two diabetes.. The only career options she is going to have in the future are a cameo appearance on "The Biggest Loser" .. Call Howard what you want, but the man is more successful and famous than this woman will ever be.. Why? Because the man says what other people want to say. Then again, is she going to find another a role as a thin girl? Probably not.. But, she will not live much longer in the condition she is currently in.. No one should be that FAT. I know some of you apologists will make excuses for her, but IMO no one should look in the mirror, see that and not get themselves in shape, especially not at a young age.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  486. nicole

    Did anyone learn fron Don Imus' comments? This is just the same. Is Sirius paying Howard Stern that much money that he can say whatever he wants and get away with it? And I'm throughly irritated with Robin's ass. Who is she the virtue of weight loss? And does Robin has to co-sign everything Howard says. Does she not have her own opinion. Sometimes Robin you really need to know when to shut the hell up. Really.. Neither Howard or Robin are gorgeous. How are they to say what pretty is. Truth be told, if Howard wasn't rich that wife of his wouldn't give his ass the time of day. And with all the money Stern is making he could pay Robin enough to improve her look. Or is that stripper turned housewife getting part of Robin's cut. Is that not what she was? Everbody's commented on Gabbie's weight. He and Robin's life is fair game. He needs to hang it up for he causes harm to the wrong somebody. People aren't as forgiving nowadays.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  487. dayspring

    I like Howard Stern. He simply says what everyone else is thinking,

    But due to political correctness, We dare not say it. Howard can be open and honest, and make millions doing it. I only wish I had his job.

    One of my pet peaves is Hollywood picking the less attractive people to be the minority actors. With all the beautiful and talented black women, it is sad to see these unattractive people chosen to be actors.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Barb

    Who knows what the future will hold for this young lady? I think we need to consider her youth and imminent maturity. Perhaps she will make the right decisions regarding her health and weight in the future. She really should NOT be judged on her very first (and very successful, by the way) on-screen appearance.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  489. AnaSaenz

    Coming from a guy that is terribly odd looking (to put it nicely) and he makes a comment about an overweight girl. What is the reason he is married to a young beatiful girl? His money possibly???

    March 9, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Ronno

    People forget. Oprah herself used to be plus-sized, but she made herself into a great American success story, and with success, apparently, came greater health.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  491. KGinLA

    Sidibe, just might have he last laugh, stop and think about it, with a friend like Oprah Winfrey!!! She already has better connections than most of us, and she already has another movid in the works. The one problem with thinking something, is that sometimes our mouths let our thoughts come out, and that can be a bad thing. Sidibe has a right to a career, just as ugly Howard Stern has!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  492. nicole

    What the hell is going on with people's minds? I've read all of the posts on the subject and there are some key elements that people fail to realize. Of course Ms.Sidibe has a weight issue, but 75 % of American are overweight and obese. Address that issue. Most people either didn't get what the movie was truly about or the truth about how people are is just to sensitive for people. Millons of people are abused every year but people don't address the issue until it hits there home. Number two people fail to realize that Oprah is a powerhouse. And everything she endorses turns gold. So there will be plenty of movie roles for her. The average women is a size 8, so this issue with weight in Hollywood is insane. I'm not saying Gabourey should be the coveted size 2, but the size she is right now is working for her. to be continued

    March 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  493. the truth

    Now, if some how his comment some how lead her to become healthier, then one may argue that it's the nicest thing anyone has done to her.

    It's easy to say nice things to people because it makes one feel better. It's like giving candies to kids.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Lin

    Stern is crass, but it's true that this young woman desperately needs to lose weight soon. She surely weighs 400 pounds. Given that even our President's wife is encouraging healthy eating, that children are obese at alarmingly high rates, and that obesity is a major health problem in the U.S., she is hardly a role model for young women to aspire to.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Karen

    Ms. Sidibe is a lovely, talented actress, but the fact is, if she is going to have a range of diverse film roles, she is going to have to lose weight. At this point, she can only be seen as the character of Precious. Howard Stern can be brutally honest, but he's right.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Jack M

    Do the people that keep calling Stern ugly believe that he thinks otherwise? He is the first person to call himself ugly! Being ugly does not make one unhealthy, or lessen one's ability to comment on another's health. Howard was not trying to being controversial, but rather was just saying what everyone else was thinking. I hope the actress gets some help...

    March 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Bob Dog

    Sparking intense controversy, seems to be exactly what Mr. Stern meant by, "...she could play a football player..." in a hypothetical "Blindside II."

    In his remarks, did he mean a position on the defensive line, or perhaps an offensive tackle or guard, where the bulk, power, and lateral movement of this talented young actress would be a huge advantage?

    Or was Mr. Stern referring to a position such as defensive back, wide receiver, or even quarterback, were agility, not brute strength, would be an advantage? If this is what he meant, I too would have to agree with most of the posters here – his comments were way out of line.

    March 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  498. InTX

    Oprah was "fat, black, and ugly" when she first started as well but now all of you people loving to say all of the negative things about Gabby would damn near kill yourselves to be in Oprah's presence! Yes, for health reasons she should lose some weight, did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, this attention (and $$) may be her motivation and method for doing so now!?!?! Just like you all like to point out, she's YOUNG so it won't take much for her to slim down some and by slimming down some I DO NOT mean trying to make herself a darker version of the super thin, anorexic looking white actresses (not that all of them are like that, just a majority).

    March 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Chris

    I have to admit I like Howard Stern for his honesty a lot, but he is mis-informed in this respect, as a professional film and TV actor who has had my hand in producing, everyone gets typecast into how they look, but that does NOT mean you can't get regular work in both film and (more likely) TV. Directors and Casting Directors need to fill roles and cast you the way you look, but most importantly they need you to be a good actor on set so not to embarrass yourself. She has PROVEN herself a good actor. If the role is calling for a hot white girl, guess what... she isn't getting the part, but then again neither is Halle Berry or Brad Pitt. She will have plenty of work, and probably much more interesting and challenging roles than most of the cookie cutter hot white chicks in LA. At the same time I agree that anyone with too much weight should do what is best for their health and gets exercise and eat healthy, just like people should stop smoking, drink less, and drive less stupid...which are all things America is well known for.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  500. SicOfThinObsessedSociety

    How like society and Howards the Cowards, to have a B-fest over a plus size woman and assume she won't get any roles in Hollywood, but if it was a man, there would not be all this crap.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  501. sometimes55

    This comment was really off color but it is true,but in no way is it accepatable, shock jock or not.I can not stand this guy. Do a movie where you are nominated for something so i can go on air and say well i hate how the people are lying to you,you need plastic surgery. The best saying goes beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Nannie

    Not that I like Stern, but he does have a point. She is morbidly obese and if she stays this way much longer she won't see 40. This is an immensely talented young woman, smart and very articulate, with that said watch her in about a year, you won't recognize her., I really believe she will lose the weight, mainly because if she wants an acting career it's the only way to go. If she doesn't she will have had her 15 minutes of fame.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  503. MrsFizzy

    Consider the source. This is actually rather sensitive approach for him – but I'm not convinced he really cares, he just couldn't keep quiet with such a target like her getting attention.

    However, I think we can all see Gabourey is a beautiful, talented, happy girl and she should feel good about herself, but it doesn't help her if she and everyone around her just sweeps her weight issue under the rug. I hope she looks after herself a little better, not for Hollywood or a future career but for herself. We can love her as she is but she needs to be healthy too.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Jo

    This is such a sad world. There is NO bigger a$$hole than stern. Did anyone even see the movie? That girl is a wonderfull actress, and for her first role at just seventeen, I'm impressed. Your already condeming her to no career for being heavy. There are many things she could do, and knowing the public (you) she will be forced to lose to be accepted. I wish I had her attitude towards myself. Such self confidence, she doesn't let judgemental, perfect, people police get to her.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  505. krosen

    well, who would have thought that a guy that looks like howard stern would be in entertainment? plus he has a mouth that matches that not so attractive face. i just think the guy is disgusting. i feel that the actress he discussed will probably strive to improve herself in every way in the future. congratulations to her or her accomplishments to date.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  506. mary

    Since when is "you're fat" the only thing you're allowed to say to an overweight person? And furthermore, just because she's not saying it on stage at the Oscars doesn't mean Oprah's not advising this young woman on the pitfalls of obesity–something about which Oprah knows all too well.

    The fact is, Oprah has been fat on and off for most of her adult life, but she is the most charismatic and powerful woman in America. She is trying to nurture the potential in this young woman and show her that she is more than just fat. Maybe if she sees great things up ahead, this kid can find the inspiration she needs to lose weight and get healthy.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  507. Reality Check for Mr. Stern

    Ah yes....uhh...Mr. Stern, that woman can always lose weight. But you are a has been who is extremely unattractive AND WEARS A WIG. Let's see how you really look without your store bought hair. I cannot wait until somebody is able to grab a photo of you minus your carpet and posts it for all of us to see. Perhaps then there will be some OTHER @sshole who will point out how embarrassing you are and are unmarketable!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  508. Tom

    PLEASE...another proud to be fat person. Stern was dead on. We are not talking a couple of pounds. You would stop someone from putting a plastic bag over their head....so tell them to put down the BIG MAC!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  509. Aidensfather

    Stern is just stern.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  510. G

    Stern is right, he just says it in a way that is harsh... but it does not make it untrue. Acting roles in Hollywood for morbidly obese people are few and far between. She needs to lose some weight for her career and her life.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Don

    I don't get why all you commentators are saying he called her ugly...i didn't listen to his whole schpiel, so maybe he did, but from what i read in this article he simply says she is SUPER fat...which isn't in the eye of the beholder, it's true...she is really obese. people that overweight can keep telling themselves how beautiful they are on the inside as much as they want, the fact is they WILL die sooner because of it...and the one comment about not crapping on Chris Farley, the man did take some flack for being overweight and he did die young...though it wasn't from being a fatty...moral of the story...stop crapping on Howard because he's ugly and 'has no room to talk' and 'shouldn't call her ugly'...that has nothing to do with what he said...

    March 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  512. honeybee

    Howard Stern was a jackass at DC 101 when I was in high school and he's a jackass now. Yes, Ms. Sidibe is a large girl. Yes, her weight can be a detriment to her health and career. But who in the hell his HE to make comment on it and in that manner? Howard Stern has never had any decorum. He's trailer trash with a microphone. Will he NEVER go away?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  513. sb

    A lot of health care problems are caused by obesity. People need to start taking care of themselves to reduce healthcare costs for everyone. More overweight people in the US need to face reality wake up. She should use her money to get her stomach (or mouth) stapled. It will lower healthcare expenses in the future. It's not fair to those who go out of their way to stay healthy.

    I'm glad he said it. It's time to have an open, honest discussion about reducing health care costs and it's starts with obesity.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  514. yup yup

    stern wins again... all this buzz is about him

    March 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Teri

    Why anyone would listen to HS is the biggest mystery. Untalented, insensitive, obnoxious, crude, rude, Not funny, and a blabbering idiot... et all.
    Her talent is quite clear and her performance was outstanding. I am sure parts are being written for her right now. If you listened to her in any of her interviews it's obvious she is very articulate and intelligent.
    She was both charming and adorable. If she decides to loose weight it's her decision.

    For those who feign concern for her weight and view That as her problem, they only need to look within. Compassion? Hardly. Love to know what lies behind their great need for brutal derision. Got anything You need to take care of about You? (No, you're probably so busy being Perfect!) Please!!
    Oh, Howard, Great Caring Wise One: “You just want to say to her, listen, honey, now that you’ve got a little money in the bank go get yourself thin, because you’re going to die in three years,” he said.
    I don't buy it for a nano second. I would rather listen and watch Gabourey Sidibe any time over Scum-bucket Stern, the king of derision and oppression of valuable, good people.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  516. B

    What Howard Stern thinks is beautiful is having blonde hair, being thin and having big breasts. Give me a break! He should talk about grooming himself...he's ugly and has NO sense of humor. Just degrading in my opinion.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  517. bubba

    Howard is right, she'll be dead in three years and remembered as the fat girl in that poor fat girl movie. Didn't see it. Don't care to see it. No into watching big fat people.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Mike Johnson

    Sorry, I don't listen Howard anymore since he went to satalite.
    His show was not worth the jump to pay radio.

    As far as his comments though, ALL obese people should either come to terms and attempt to loose the weight or just simply die. End of story.

    Get off the Tax Payers payrole and upcomming FREE HEALTHCARE for those who destroyed their quality of life and are now begging for a second chance.

    Stop eating that second pizza, walk more then start jogging when they are able.

    If by chance they are just too obese to function anymore then, sorry...the hell with them.

    Have them raise enough money for gastric bypass from some outside donation program but it should not come from unwilling taxpayers through our upcomming Social Medicine.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  519. AnaSaenz

    Why is he married to a beatiful girl? he has money. He bought her.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Tramaine

    As an overweight African American woman I dont care if I so big that I'm about to pop. No one–absolutely no one has the right to tell me what I should do with my body... Unlike these skinny-to-the-bones Hollywood girls that only drink diet coke and have a cigarette, at least Gabourey Sidibe is proud of her body and is accepecting it. It's her life and let her be happy!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Adriana

    I guess the nomination was about talent. There are many skinny celebrities that die at the young age due to drug addiction, suicide, depression, the list go on...

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  522. Steve

    I have not seen the movie, but I am sure it was a powerful, compelling story, and she undoubtedly delivered a stunning performance. Stern is Stern. I don't listen to him, but he speaks his mind. It's unfortunate that she has to be exposed to that sort of public criticism, in such a crass manner, BUT it goes with the job – you are on the Academy Awards for the whole world to see. That is what being in the public eye is all about.

    If Britney Spears shows up fat the press is all over that. SO accolades also attract criticism. Do I like Stern. No. Do I agree with his comments? Yes.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Fat

    Can we stop acting like being fat is OK? Its NOT OK. Being fat is one of the greatest health problems in this country and people want to say politically correct things like "JUST BEING THEM" or "THEYRE HAPPY, THEYRE NOT HURTING ANYONE". Truth is, obesity is unnatural, and they ARE hurting millions of others because they can't control themselves. Healthcare costs in this country are out of control, due in large part to the obesity of 30% of the United States. So, everyone, lets stop trying to make fat people feel better about themselves (aside from those who actually have disorders, such as thyroid conditions) and tell them they need to get healthy or they will no longer be allowed to recieve health care at taxpayer expense.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Dr. Bill

    Despite what you think of him, in this instance, he is spot on. She is morbidly obese (defined as greater than twice the ideal body weight) and a poster child for cardiac disease, hypertension, back/knee problems, diabetes. She definitely needs help and is not at all the type of person we need out there as an example to our youth.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  525. julie

    he is an unsaved man, who does not believe in God. I hope he enjoys his life here because, where he's going won't be so funny. We are here to esteem each other higher than we esteem ourselves-says Jesus. He needs to look in the mirror. Girls only want him for his money.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Navyboy

    He has a point and is entitled to his opinion. While I think he might have been a little rough on her, but he is hosting a comedy radio show, not preaching in a church.
    All in all, she is the size of a Buick. Notice he didn't attack her acting only her size. He didn't say she was ugly, just that she was big.
    The one thing you have control over in your life is your weight.
    Maybe she will drop some weight and continue her acting career.
    Other then that, HOWARD RULES!

    Baba Booey

    March 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  527. tk10

    whatever howard, you just didn't have to be such a douche about it.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Groovy Grover

    Look, Stern is a guy who puts things bluntly, and it may not be politically correct, per say, but he definitely has a point here.. Oh yeah...Hey Now! Baba Booey, and Howard Stern's penis!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  529. Frankda70

    You gotta be kidding me. You think Howard Stern is the only person who thinks this? He says what he thinks! What alot of people think, but no one will say....in public! Howard is only guilty of being REAL! If you dont like it, you dont have to listen. period.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Jesse Callahan

    Laugh, Clown, Laugh! I wonder if Stern has taken a good look in his mirror lately.

    Jesse in Texas

    March 9, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Espo

    Howard is actually speaking the truth...in his way. Not all will agree, but it's his way. But I have to agree, where was her mother while she was getting this large? I'm not a small women either, but I know if I was that large, I would be going to a Dr. to get help if I couldn't. She won't have a long career as Oprah say's she will, because if she continues staying this size, she won't live to see 30. Has anyone notice, it's an epidemic in this GREAT COUNTRY of ours...this is how the good USA is getting!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  532. RCali

    I thought the same thing about her career....what would be her next role with her looking like that? Next I thought that she needs to make a life change now, not in a few weeks. All the bleeding hearts know it's true. Can we stop killing people for talking out loud? Free country right?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  533. dmarz

    Of course Howard is right! What was the last role for someone that big? I love ya Howard! Keep tellin' like it is! BA-BA-BOOEY

    March 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  534. Birdhaus

    Howard Stern can be vulgar and probing and disregards people's feelings. There is some validity in his points. What other roles will she get, other than "fat black chick'? Oprah called her "an American Cinderella" ... no executive would spend a dime putting her in a Cinderella story, because no one would believe it. She can;t be a romantic lead ... an action heroine ... all she can be is a joke, or the poor large black girl who is shunned by her peers, but learn to rise above the fray to succeed. How many times will America pay to see her "rise above" and show the world for a big girl can do? Not enough to make a career. She is talented and charming ... that an a dollar will get ya a cup of coffee.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  535. S. Smith

    Have any of you actually noticed that she HAS lost weight? Look at pictures from a year ago and you can see a difference.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  536. Quills

    And to think there was talk about howard judging Ameican Idol!
    Our society is in the toilet if they let this clown
    have a public voice. Howard is gutter.Get out of my face little
    Howie and just GO AWAY!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Scott

    Does Stern have a point? Yes. But this is a man whose audience is long-gone because what he wanted most was his morbidly obese paycheck, the right to be vulgar 24/7 and teeny-tiny 'audience'. He wants it both ways, but he chose what was important.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Delia

    I see this actress and feel physically uncomfortable. I imagine that it's tough for her to walk distances without getting breathless, to pick up something from the floor, to wear comfortable clothes or to tie her shoes, because that's how I feel. I'm an obese woman, and the fault for that is both mine and the manipulation of food content by the food industry. But the responsibility for losing this weight is mine alone, and that's just the fact.

    Stern is right, and whomever made the analogy to Simon Cowell is spot on. There's no reason why he can't say what most of us are thinking, especially if it's truthful, and it's for her own good if she chooses to listen to him. The fairytale is that her condition, whatever its cause, is anything but a path to early death. And she really is talented - to die young would be the tragedy here.

    I listen to Howard Stern every day, and have for 15 years. He has his schtick, and I don't always agree with him, but he's really good at what he does, and he paved the way for just about all innovation in radio programming since the 1970s. Those who diss him across the board clearly don't listen to him or get what he does or understand his job.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  539. DST

    Howard make a lot of mony for his style of humor, that can't be argued. Doesn't this in itself mean that he is a very talented entertainer? His Sirius XM contract is WAY over half a billion dollars.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Victor Jennings

    I think it is unnessarsary to take time and complain about someone who is new to the industry. How do you know she may already started losing weight? She might just fool use all and all the roles she wants never say never you haters of he world. I see you did not nothing about Moniquie
    because she would have come to Howard's studio and kicked his ass.

    Another way to be raciest.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  541. KO INC!

    Stern is right. You can't make a logical argument against what he is saying. You can say it's mean which it is but it's true. Oprah is lying when she says she will be a star. She wont do anything again. Look at every other woman at that show. No one looks like her. Might not be nice but it's honest.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  542. Tknocker

    There are two issues at play here. Firstly, Howard Stern. You either love him or hate him. Me, I love him. He speaks like I think. His perspective and ability to convey it is perfect. This society is far from Victorian in nature now, but needs the polarity of Stern's insights to contrast the norms of acceptance.

    Secondly, obesity. Here you have someone who is admittedly large. Too large. I personally don't care what someone does or looks like. Not my issue or concern. She's a house waiting for her plumbing to explode. Can she act? Again, I don't know nor care. But, she's huge and Howard spoke the truth. The object of the sandwich is not the bread. It's time to look at the accepted social norms of today. We sit around, do nothing, piggy size everything and when one of our bodily systems fails, we sue McDonalds. We are an over indulged, self serving, egotistical, irresponsible, illiterate, litigious, bleeding heart liberal society.

    It's a shame that the truth has to be tempered with the method of delivery. Devine what's true. How it's said is irrelevant.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Debbie

    I would never wish anyone the burden of being overweight. I have struggled with it my whole life. After reading the comments above from alot of self rightous people, no wonder Stern feels like it is ok to make nasty comments. Are some of you even aware of what you are saying?.
    I almost..... wish some of you the burden of being overweight. I did say almost. I wouldn't do that to my worst ememy.
    You know just because you or someone you love, doesn't have a weight problem now, doesn't mean you will never have that problem. I pray you don't and I pray you find compassion in your life. There are worse things in life than being overweight, but it is the last discrimination left in our society. Isnt that sad!!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  544. John

    You may not like the way he said it but its very hard to disagree with the core of his message.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  545. whatthefashizzle

    So, let me get this straight. Some of you are mad at Stern for being honest and no one is mad at Oprah for lying? If someone chooses to be in the spotlight, they should be prepared for the comments.
    Being morbidly overweight is extremly unhealthy. If any well known actor or actress had put on,or lost, large amounts of weight the size comments would be flying. Because Gabourey Sidrie entered into the spotlight extremely overweight and possiblytalented are we
    supposed to pretend that she has a future ahead of her inHollywood. Getreal people!!! We watch celebrities because we are intrigued.
    Theyare what we all want to be. Like it or not! It's what makes the world go around, the have nots, strive for better, the losers want to become winners, and it is what makes most of us buy magazines in the grocery store isle. Seriously folks, get a grip on reality!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Laura

    Hey Howard,
    Have you looked in a mirror lately? You're not exactly the answer to God's gift to women in the Looks Dept. Before you judge her, at least go and have your face lifted with your mouth sewn shut!! Maybe then "your appearance" would improve!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Nick Gerz

    The truth hurts and Howard is 100% right. She will probably get a few more roles here and there but later disappear unless she does something about her weight.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  548. nina

    Howard, you have the beautiful trophy wife. You need to look at yourself in the mirror - cut that nasty ass hair and let's see what your face really looks like - it's as bad as being heavy - covering up what you don't want others to see. Lighten up on the big girl and bring Greaseman back! He had such a way better show than you will ever have. And he's not mean. And I am a personal trainer.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  549. James

    Sure, pointing out the elephant in the room is his job, his personna, and you may or may not like him for the tactless style, but Stern is absolutely right. And who knows, his tactlessness maybe be a rude awakening to Sidibe, and will do her much more good than all the facetious hollywood BS she's being served by fakes stepping over themselves to prove they can accept and embrace the token "ugly duckling".

    March 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Greg

    This country is so screwed up. It's amazing. Getting thin at all costs is just as dangerous as being morbidly obese. There is a great possibility that Gabby is totally healthy despite her size. And if you think about it, if being thin were the answer, no woman who weighed less than 125 or man who weighed less 175 would die before the age of 90 or so. It's about health people and weight is not the measure of that.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  551. jeff

    She will have a wonderful career. She can play Fat Albert in the movie version of the classic TV show. She can play Re-Run in the move version of "What's Happening". The sky is the limit for this girl. Heck, if she drops 20 pounds she could play Oprah!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  552. Jay

    he was ruthless, but he's right. She is way to big. She should take her time, maybe a year or so and lose the weight, or she won't last long.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Da1Flash

    I think he's just an idiot with a microphone. I don't listen to Howard Stern because he's crude and obnoxious. But I have to agree with him. I loved the movie, and I like her as an actress. Sometimes for the message to get through you have to say it like it is. Otherwise the message won't get through.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  554. nina

    Howard, you have the beautiful trophy wife. You need to look at yourself in the mirror - cut that nasty ass hair and let's see what your face really looks like - it's as bad as being heavy - covering up what you don't want others to see. Lighten up on the big girl and bring Greaseman back! He had such a way better show than you will ever have. And he's not mean.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Brandy

    The great part is she can lose weight and get healthier. He though will remain ugly. Inside and out!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  556. Cheyenne

    Sure, she should definitely lose weight or she will not live long at all.

    But in regards to having a career, Howard Stern's one of the ugliest men I've ever seen. If he can get a job, she can.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  557. a stern guy

    just to inform some of the dimwitted posters who continue to associate howard with smoking, he hasn't smoked in over 25 years and continually preaches the dangers of smoking. seems like an awful lot of folk keep saying things about howard when they have little knowledge of the man.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  558. Marcus

    As long as we act like its okay for obese people to be that way, America will keep getting bigger. Maybe if more people said "Dang man, you are really, really overweight" we wouldnt need shows like "Biggest Loser". How about some social responsibility?

    March 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Brenda Reed

    Just like everyone else, I do not usually care for Stern, nor do I listen to him. However, in this particular situation, he is right on target. It is not a matter of meanness - it is a matter of health! Obesity is one of America's biggest health concerns, and COSTS! Obese people require much more medical care than those who are of appropriate weight. Guess who pays? We all do!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  560. jgentatb

    YOU mite hate him but Stern is just saying what all of us thaught. Stern has a VALID POINT

    March 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Kim

    Howard is right, She is a good actress BUT what roles will she get? He was rude in his delivery but she has to loose weight. Monique aint small either and she made it but she was not as big as her.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  562. FTK

    Stern critizes someone because of their size?
    Thats because he cant see past the end of his enormous nose !

    March 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  563. baron baucom

    Pick on somebody your own size Howard!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  564. BlueSmokeStudio

    Howard Stern said something controversial? No way, that NEVER happens! This isn't news, but thanks for the free advertising. BabaBooeyBabaBooey!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  565. Frederica

    Howard has a good career and he is dog ugly so therefore he needs to look at the man in the mirror.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  566. Molly

    Well said Howard!!! She is HUGE!! This woman should be NOT be idolized, especially not by our nation's youth. Obesity is the biggest challenge facing our society today, and is the #1 cause health problems. Too many of us are taking in more than we burn. Get off of your fat asses!! That includes you, Sidibe!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Puka

    Sternum....get some sun!!!!! You're too pasty white and unhealthy looking! eek! And maybe try some teeth whitening! You can afford it dude!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  568. Ugh

    Not sure what's more pathetic, you picking on her during the biggest night of her life or the fact that your own life is so pathetic that you feel that you have to.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  569. David

    Unfortunately, like it or not, Stern's comments are right on. Morbid obesity is deadly and dysfunctional.

    The political correctness that dictates that we must accept everyone's condition unreservedly, even if they are destroying or limiting themselves, has got to stop.

    Eat right, exercise, adopt healthy habits, do not do drugs, limit alcohol, stay in shape in body and mind. The kind of eating that leads to this level of obesity is a medical problem that needs to be cured, not encouraged.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  570. DDDD

    I love when everyone says "who is Stern to talk," "he's just trying to get noticed" and so on. If anyone has listened to the show, they would understand that Stern is his own worst critic, and he certainly is the first to point out that he is NO BEAUTY!!! He is relevant, and he is a broadcasting GENIUS. Certainly his ridiculous salary for jumping on to Sirius indicates some type of worth. I respect Howard, even the harsh way he says things. He is NO BIGOT, and really is not afraid to point out the hypocrisy of life, Hollywood, and yes, even his own show! Howard is not afraid to speak boldly, honestly, and not in the water down way that America has become accustomed to, and demands....remember everyone, you all get prizes, you're all special, and we always say nice things...even if they are total lies!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  571. It's Me

    She is FAT!!! She needs to lose a few pounds, and then some. ANYONE who says different is either blind, stupid, or just as fat. I would NEVER go see a movie with her in it ... PERIOD. She is disgusting. And if it is a medical problem then take some of your new found money and get it fixed.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  572. Valathel

    To those saying stern has a popular show:

    Have you seen his numbers this decade? he was cool in the '90's, but come one! He's just regurgitating his material year after year with nothing new. 20 years ago he did the same thing to oprah. *yawn*

    Can't he get any new material??? Can't he hire new writers if he has to use 20 year old scripts?

    March 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  573. pam

    Her weight is an issue, but because of health. It's a shame how American's hold celebrities in such high regard and esteem but only if they are thin. Celebs think they own the world and I don't support them in any way-I always wait for the movie to come out on comcast or the computer. This young lady should lose weight for herself and her health, not to get a part in a movie. She is a psychology student I believe and I'm sure this experience will give her insight to the neurosis of Hollywood.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Tknocker

    You know what? Here's a guy that fights convention. He has thrown PC to the curb. If someone's heavy, let 'er rip. You don't like what you hear, lose weight. If you find it offensive, don't consider the source, consider the object of the comment. The truth hurts. This whole society is as a result of molly coddling the sensitive ears of self and over indulged whiners. Too bad. Let's take a quote by Shakespeare..."she doth protest too much." Lady McBeth was professing her innocence to the extent that no one believed her. The accusations were too close to the truth. In this instance, obesity is rampant, and all we do is sell more Coleman tents. If these self serving, over stuffed behemoths can't take the heat of the words, either lose weight, get out of the limelight or opt out of any form of government healthcare. If you have to step into the back yard to fit into the mirror, don't replace the mirror, deal with reality...you're as big as an asteroid.
    How many Olympic athletes did you see that were anywhere close to having a roll, let alone there own zip code.
    BTW, not to enter into an hypocritical zone here, we're drinking beer (light) and eating pizza...HA.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  575. MSdemocrat

    Howard Stern's comments were blunt & cruel, but he was correct. Americans, including this young Oscar nominee, are too overweight which causes an army of health problems. It is especially disturbing since she is so young to be so overweight. Please diet and exercise and keep a healthy regime for the rest of your life.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  576. Caral

    It does not matter if Stern speaks the truth or not. Being that nothing he says is EVER said in a constructive or helpful manner, nothing positive will ever come of it. Don't waste your time listening to him. The world would be far better off without the ugliness that spews forth from his mouth every time it is open.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  577. theobc

    why can't a fat person have a career in the movies? most of america is fat and they reflect the average person more so than those skinny actresses in the movies. plus, howard stern is the last person to comment on anyone's looks. while he may be thin, he is by no means an attractive man. being thin doesn't make you attractive, smart or a decent human being. stern is physically repulsive, he is vocally vile and spews venom. sadly, he gets women because he has money. does he really think that these women he is involved with are involved with him for any reason other than the fame and the money. stern is the one to be pitied here, because if he lost the money and the tide turned on him, he couldn't get away with saying the stuff that he does. someone should tell stern that 80's are over, perhaps a new hairstyle would be something he could invest his time in.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  578. ken

    STERN RULES BABABOOYE- Talk for 5 hours a day and I promise you will offend someone too.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  579. gopann

    Typical Stern. He needs someone to humiliate when he is taking a break from telling sophomoric genitalia jokes. How this man makes a living at what he does defies logic. The only person I can think of that's a bigger loser than this guy is ANYONE who would tune in to his vulgar toilet humor. He is truly a dreg and a complete drain on decent society. Stern, when your time on this earth is done, be sure to place plenty of sun tan lotion in your casket....perhaps SPF one zillion. If anyone will need that, it is you!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Angela

    Howard Stern disgusts me! How dare he insult and ridicule this young lady. Is he saying this because he cares about her health? No, he's saying this to be cruel and to put her down. He thinks it's funny to hurt the feelings of a young woman. He's a disgrace and a sick idiot!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  581. SteveO

    A Baba-Booey chant?

    Baba-Booey!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  582. Moe

    Some lame comment from Stern, what else is new? POS no talent moron has no business saying anything about anyone. His whole act is degrading women. I'm surprised no one has broken all of his teeth.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Tom

    Howard Stern better get a haircut so we can see his face. Further, if he ever finds himself out on the street, he will never get past an interview until he improves his appearance.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  584. mark

    I notice most of the comments here are from women, and are largely anti-Stern. I wonder how many of you are "fat, black chicks?" Stern is no hero of mine, but he speaks his mind and stands by it, even if unpopular.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  585. Kittyg

    I wouldn't have watched this movie if you had paid me! She is fat and gross and absolutely disgusting!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  586. dR00

    Stern went to satellite so he could say anything he wants. Yes he makes himself appear quite shallow at times. I have not seen the movie, do not know this actress. What I do know that Oprah looks for every opportunity to appear charitable, self-righteous, "saintly", etc. and this really feels like another attempt to seize the moment and wow the audience with some historical insignificance in the hope of summoning another standing ovation. Overweight and homely people are cast all the time in character roles – often the most developed roles in film and TV, so I wouldn't count this actress out, but I do agree with Stern. At the very least, it will be interesting to see if this actress secures a job at HARPO or O Magazine as a result of Oprah opening her mouth and the actress pounding on the studio doors. That will be funny. Notice I use "will" instead of "would". Watch.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  587. Scott

    The funny thing about the folks who are countering by pointing out that Howard Stern is quite unattractive is that he works in RADIO – a decidedly non-visual medium!!

    Ugly, morbidly obese, or both works fine for radio, but it very rarely results in a long career in movies. Its just the truth.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  588. Mike

    The only people who hate Howard Stern are the ones who have not listened to his show. He may be abrasive for some people but the truth is he is very intelligent and he tells it like it is. If she becomes upset from the uproar and loses weight Howard will be the man who helped put her on track to save her life.
    Howard will be a hero!!!!

    BA-BA-BOOEHHH!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  589. Jensen

    He is an idiot. I am quite sure that Gaby is aware of her weight and the health issues that it can cause. She comes across confident, and happy which is what I love about her, because society, mainly people like Stern makes it so difficult to be comfortable in your own skin. However, who knows how she feels when she is alone and looks in the mirror. She may feel really badly about how she looks and doesn't need some ass like Stern spewing negative comments about her. Get a life Stern.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  590. ERIC

    Howard is the king. Look at all of this reaction.Only the king of all media can get this kind of reaction. Love him or hate him you know who he is. She is a fatty like Oprah. ba ba boooey to you all.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  591. don

    He just said what most of us were thinking. Its not PC but he isn't lying. Obama should take a cue from Stern.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  592. Bluenoser

    Not a big Howard fan, but, have to admit the girl is waaaaay too big.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  593. BigDaddy

    Way to Go STERN! She indeed needs some help!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  594. real guy

    Holywine, I second your notion, excellent point!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  595. mIKE

    hey, the truth hurts.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  596. gk

    Howard has been for 30+ years absolutely honest and even though he disgusts most people, his millions of listeners will follow him wherever he goes.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  597. joe

    Love or hate Stern, how can anyone disagree with that comment? She IS enormous. She is likely to have a short life unless she changes. The people that only point to her and call her a princess are people who care more about looking good than helping someone who obviously needs it.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  598. tammy

    HOWARD RULES – BABA BOOEY!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  599. Aimee

    I do think that she is a lovely and lively girl and that she should lose weight so that we can see her again and again in newer roles. That's the way a civilized person would approach it. Even if he doesn't think she's a lovely girl. She is lucky enough to be a success and should lead a healthier lifestyle in order to capitalize on that. TA DA.
    Anyway, what does it really matter I never really understood Howard Stern I remember seeing him on late night TV getting beautiful girls that he could never in million years have a chance with to take off their clothes/talk about their sexual experiences. I hate it when ugly people slam other people's outer appearances.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  600. rednek

    I'm not a Stern fan at all, he's really shallow. I can't recall ever saying this before, but he was right. Rude, but that's his job, and right. Hollywood tries, but rarely succeeds, to make heroes of those with addiction problems. You can't justify alcoholism, drug addiction, smoking, obesity, and make it stick. I do hope she gets help; she's too talented to lose.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  601. real guy

    Wow, people pulling the racist card. If you need to pull that card in this case then you should look in the mirror.

    As for her weight, she looks at least 250 pounds overweight. She will probably die soon if she doesn't do anything about it. That id the truth. Watch "The Biggest Loser" and see what those people have to deal with, and most of the women are nowhere near the size of Gabourey. Sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, the list goes on and on. This is the kind of crap that needs to be taken care of!

    As for how Stern put it, he's a d#&%. I have never liked him, but that doesn't mean he is wrong.

    And to add on to another post, to he[[ with being PC, we as a nation are a bunch of d**m crybabies! Grow up people!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  602. martin

    cant say i disagree. fat people dont make it in hollywood anymore unless youre sweaty and loud, like john belushi or chris farley. she will need to lose weight if she wants her career to continue. i think theres nothing worse than telling an obese person theyre beautiful just to try and be 'nice'. these people will never face the truth and that is deadly for them.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Cactus09

    I suspect that within 18 months we'll be reading that she's on welfare.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  604. starlight

    why does his opinion matter? Frankly to me it DOES NOT... this space could have been used better I think than for something he had to say.... He's so low class it's not even funny... he's a wart on society in MY opinion

    March 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  605. jxtr

    She knows that she is overweight. She knows that people are accustomed to seeing pencil thin actresses. However, she is a great actress.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  606. R. A. Osborne

    It's no accident that obesity has become the norm in American society.

    Please listen up: HIGH FUCTOSE CORN SYRUP is a MAJOR contributor to obesity, and it is a main ingredient in some 85 THOUSAND products (virtually ALL packaged food) sold in this country. (Granted, some people could care less about too much body mass, but the majority would prefer to be slimmer, for a lot of reasons; that's common sense).

    Why is it in virtually all packaged foods? Because it makes big buck for the corn/sugar mega-industries who don't give a Flyin' Fk about YOU. And it ain't gonna change until American consumers demand that it stop. Google the subject and let those arrogant S.O.B.'s hear from you. Yeah; that really cuts into your 'down time' but if ya don't, you lose your right to bitch about how they're taking advantage of your trust in them. That old saying: "Nobody can take advantage of you without your permission" is true.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  607. James

    Howard Stern is the ugliest man I've ever seen, inside and out!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  608. Erich

    The truth hurts, and Howard Stern's probably right. What other role could they cast her in that would push her career further and make people say, I want her? Granted Monique won, and she is pretty good sized, but the hollywood industry (not the critics) prize thin women. Not to mention she is probably going to be the poster child for obesity. Where she takes it from here who knows? She could stay fat and be the idol for all fat people to embrace their fatness–Or she could get skinny and be the voice of a generation of people who say "I want to get rid of my fat. It's unhealthy and not for me."

    March 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  609. Ed Sr

    Comment concerning the engineering degree of Mike Dywat.............Mike........we ARE impressed,,,,,,,,perhaps you should change your name to match your writing ability........you could perhaps change your name to Bate Masters...this will help to flaunt your very important degree.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  610. chris

    One day everyone will wake up and realize that we Americans have a terrible weight problem. We're dying from it on a daily basis. How many people do you know have "bad knees" or "weak ankles", etc? Come on people! Their fat and they need to be told so by society in general. We have no problem condeming smokers. What's the difference? Fat guys and gals eat too much. Period. Accept it and let's move on. Look at all the diabetics. Look at all the people using wheelchairs/carts in the supermarkets. Look at the average guy/gal going into a restaurant. What more evidence do you need? Sure some of the aforementioned people have a true medical condition both most are just fat because they eat/drink to much.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Javier

    He's totally right! She AND Oprah both look like silverbacks. If you listen to his show, he makes fun of EVERYONE ... if you don't listen then you don't get it. It's a comedy show. He calls himself a flamingo at least 3 times a day on his show. For you idiots that are quick to criticize him, give him two weeks of your time, really listen to him, and I promise you'll become a fan. My wife couldn't stand him and now she doesn't go a day with out listening. 35 million subscribers can't be wrong.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Bababoowy

    All haters out there have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to Howard Stern. He is a radio genius and even the fact that there is this much commenting on him makes who he is. The entire night all my wife and I could talk about is how ugly she was and how she was one cheeseburger away from a heart attack, which is sad. If Oprah wants to propogate this situation that is on her, but Howard was just telling the truth...GET OVER IT, and if you don't like it, don't listen....

    Also for those who have to point out the obvious, please just close shut up. HE ADMITS THAT HE IS UGLY!!!!!!!!!!! I say we put a website together ...wwww.SAVEPRECISOUS.com....everyone can provide low calorie recipes

    March 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  613. keeth in california

    Stern = pointless.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  614. swf-1877

    Stern is a hugely entertaining, intelligent man whose show has little to do with the nightmare that people who have never heard it think it is. And much of his audience, myself included, are college educated, upper level bracket individuals. It is refreshing to hear someone so honest, and yes, he said what many of us think about this girl's weight.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  615. dk-SeaT

    Love Howard. He is honest, says what is on his mind (and likely most everyone else's, but everyone is too PC to say anything).

    And for all of you who think he's an ugly ass and shouldn't talk – you obviously have never listened to him. He is completely self-deprecating and spends a lot of time making fun of himself, his looks, and his penis size. He does not even give himself a free pass.

    And those of you who think he is a pig... every single person willingly goes onto his show knowing exactly what they are in for. I have no sympathy for those woman who you feel sorry for. They want to be on his show and be treated like an object.

    By the way... I'm a female fan, and Sirius subscriber ONLY because of Howard.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  616. kola123

    Yes, Stern is a shock-jock, but he was right on this one.

    Gabi made me uncomfortable. She had to have a special seat because she could not fit in the theater seats. Since when did Marquesa become Omar the Tent Maker??? That was a first. And Oprah... God only knows she can use some good therapy too. She has gained and lost more pounds in the past 10 years than most football players weigh. She is disgusting and so is Gabi. I cringe when I look at them. Neither one of them is healthy and Dr. Oz should give them both a good verbal scolding. They both need physical and mental help.

    This was NOT about race. It was about health.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  617. Kate

    Wow, Howard Stern told a fat woman she's fat. Boooring. Unoriginal. Stupid.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  618. DKH

    If I recall many felt the same way about Ricki Lake after her marverlous performance in HAIRSPRAY. Although at times I find Howard Stern provocative and funny, in this instance I feel it was a cheap and cruel shot. I would imagine this young girl knows what her issues are and hopefully the Academy Award nomnation will be motivate her to do what she can to become healthy. I didn't see PRECIOUS, but have to assume that she provided one hell of a performance and I expect we will see her again as an actress. As for Howard Stern, perhaps a little humility and an apology would go a long way as he has attacked a child.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  619. sofo

    If you don't like Howard, you obviously haven't listened to him long enough to get him. Most of the people commenting on here need to relax. The chick is a huge mess who needs to get control of herself. She obviously needs to lose weight for several reasons. Howard shouldn't be deemed offensive for speaking the truth. It's more offensive to lie.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  620. Dee

    If Sirus and Fox had any decency they'd fire that retched vile man.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  621. HolyWine

    What does her skin color have to do with anything? It's disgusting how many of you, including Howard Stern, have referred to the color of her skin. Her skin color is a gift from God; her weight is a different issue altogether. Yes, she needs to lose weight, but her color has nothing to do with it. How quickly some of you look for a reason or excuse to make race and color a part of your criticism.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Moi"

    Stern Rules Baba Booey!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  623. SteveO

    Howard – you rock! I miss the KRock days. Before I even read this I already had an opinion of her – she's a one-hit wonder. This was a part for an overweight black gal, played by an overweight black gal. Those other actressees worked their whole career trying to get an Oscar nod, she got nominated because she did a hell of a job playing herself, plain and simple. More than the weight, Howard made the right call on the career, and at least he has the stones to say it.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Rudy

    Howard has been calling it as it is since he came into the airwaves. It really should not come as a shock or surprise to anyone. It also should not come as a surprise to anyone that she is enormous and not the picture of health. When people are in a show that is going to broadcast their image all around the world, people will talk... problem is that many think of things to say but they filter them out and play it safe. Howard speaks what many are holding back, for that, I am glad that he is around because he is saying what many others are afraid to say.

    Thanks Howard for being like you are, and I sure hope that you continue to amuse us as well as challenge us to be politically correct.

    A big Baba Boey to you and can't wait for the Miss Tiger Woods beauty pageant on 3/10/10!!! I am sure that people will sound off on that one too, and that all media will want a piece of any of the bits! You rock and crack me up!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  625. A.Will

    Has Howard Stern looked in the mirror lately?

    March 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  626. MadVlad

    You all need to get over yourselves. Howard Stern speaks his mind, if that's offensive to you, don't listen, or read this. The fact that you clicked the link that has his comments in it tells everyone that you actually DO care what he says, despite your fake protests otherwise. boo hoo, I despise Howard, he's gross, and creepy, and yucky, and eats children. 680 comments before mine tell me every single person on here cares what he has to say. And you naysayers obviously don't listen to the show. Seriously, get over yourselves...

    March 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  627. Robert Milliken

    He is right, she will never act again at that size....she's been typecast by that role and nobody will take a look at her, except for a role that calls for an overweight person to be cast, who is of color. Further, it will only ever be in a supporting role. She outta go back to what she did before she got there, she'll have a much easier life than dealing with the pressures of hollywood

    March 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Sean

    How are all these people saying Howard Stern is not talented? SERIOUSLY?!?! The guy has created the most popular radio show in HISTORY. I never listened to Stern because everyone always said what a lot of you people are saying (he's an awful person, disgusting, etc.), but I started listening a few years back and have realized that is all a LIE. Stern is just a very entertaining, smart individual who is not afraid to speak his mind. This is what makes him interesting. As far as this actress goes....she IS fat, it is HER fault, why is it so wrong to say it? Stern is right, and he made his point in an entertaining way. Get a grip people....

    March 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  629. Rammstein

    Gaby Sidibe does not need Stern to tell her anything. She knows that she is too overweight, and she knows that she needs to loose all that weight, for her health, her career, and as a role model. She said this quite clearly in a recent interview herself. In fact she did say that she has started on her weghtloss plan. So for Stern to go shooting his mouth off as if he has uncovered a well kept secret is, to say the least, really mean. But from what I hear, being mean is his only claim to fame.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  630. annie

    Oprah is fat and she does okay.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  631. aimsterj

    Seriously...who gives a fuch what that piece of waste has to say. Besides, he seems to have done well for himself despite his obvious physical short comings.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  632. Dan

    Bababooey

    March 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  633. Wes

    thats how these kind of people earn their living by being controversial and rude...like glen beck, sean hannity and other illiterate idiots

    March 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Rose

    Ummm, I must agree with Stern, though he certainly could have been less cold-hearted about the way he said it. I do, however, question why James Cameron's wife did not come under the same scrutiny for her anorexic frame. Perhaps we all need to realize there can be unhealthy weights at both ends of the spectrum.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  635. xlr8

    Stern rules!! Baba Booey!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  636. holly

    Oh yes, Howard Stern is the epitome of all that is good and healthy in this country. We know he likes his pubescently thin, blonde and with enormous breasts. Preferably with as little on as possible. Yes, sure, he's a spokesman for clean living.

    She should tell him 'I can lose weight but you're always going to be ugly inside and out'.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  637. borwin98

    Gabourey's weight is her own business and Stern is rude and unkind to make personal remarks about her. She is beautiful as she is, leave her alone. If she wants to lose weight, she will, it's her business.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  638. JP

    Sidibe: HAS a BIG FAT ASS
    Stern: IS a BIG FAT ASS

    Stern says things to get attention. He's a very very small man and when he dies only suckers will miss him. He's just as bad (if not worse) than IMUS.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  639. John from Michigan

    I thought she was awesome. Once in a lifetime opportunity, and she pulled it off with grace and style. If only Howard could do the same.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  640. andrew

    Her and Mo Nique both need to lose a lot of weight, people need to stop acting as though nothing is wrong with these big birds. This Sidibe chick could die she's just too fat. Someone please let her know. I see a pretty girl under all that fat.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  641. Sara

    I am obese, and have tried for decades to lose weight. I walked up to five miles every day for a year and lost two pounds. I joined one of those women only gyms and lost 15 pounds in 4 months, then not another ounce in four years. Last winter I had a foot problem and had to help my daughter-in-law who was on bed rest with a two year old, so I spent 5 hours a day with them, and had no time to work out. So I gained about 10 pounds more. I am 57, and really don't know what to do. I do not eat badly, and I try to be active. I hate what I look like, but at what point do you just accept your body? I have skinny sisters, a skinny son, and an obese daughter Gabby's age. I love her, but I can't make her lose weight, any more than my husband can force me (and he has tried for decades.)

    March 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  642. will

    Get OVER it people. All he sais is what he is thinking. She is fat and needs to lose weight. Period!!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  643. Mike Dywat

    Stern appeals to lowbrow, low class part of society? Funny, I guess my Masters in Engineering doesn't count for much then because i listen every day. Like it or not, he is right.
    If you are one of those that says "Never listen and never do", how can you judge him on what he does? And aren't you doing the same thing he did to this fat chick by calling him ugly? Stop breeding because this world has enough dummies. But then again, in the immortal words of Ted Knight in Caddy Shack: "The world needs ditch diggers too"!

    March 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  644. eko

    Well, she is morbidly obese after all. Can't blame Stern for pointing out the obvious.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  645. Valathel

    Bwana: Tony Curtis?

    I guess Stern is really for GREAT grandma and grandpa...

    Wjhats up with Sterns teeth? They are so yellow he may want to see a cosmetic dentist about the age related discoloration. Something can be done about that.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  646. cas

    who cares what he has to say. He has enough bad habits that haven't killed him off in 3 years that there is hope for anyone. He's rude, disgusting and obnoxious and thats the only reason anyone listens to him. You dont think that girl knows about her size or how other people view it, that some lame shock jock needs to point it out, and show that he has no class on top of it.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  647. Bobby

    Stren has never impressed me. But he is allowed to say the things that he said, regardless of what you and I think. What these comments really tell me is that "political correctness" has swarmed our country to the point that no one can legally say what is on their minds because of it. Don't tell the HS student he is failing school, say the school is failing him. Don't tell the guy that makes money at the poverty level that he can improve himself and get better opportunities. Tell him he is a victim of society and entitled as a result. Don't tell the yound lady that she is fat and that she really cannot sustain life being that overweight. Tell her she is going to have a great career in Hollywood, no worries.

    March 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  648. lynn

    what a ass he's so pathetic, he has nothing better to do but judge people, how sad!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  649. Darlene A Jones

    Gabby can lose weight, but Howard will remain ugly and ignorant.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  650. pat davis

    i agree with Howard, do i like him NO, but america has to face the fact that we have become a nation of obese people, which affects me and the cost of my health care. i am very thin not because i dont eat i do, a lot, but a co-worker thought nothing of asking me if i had an eating disorder, what do you think the response would be if i said to an obese person, why dont you stop eating!!!!!!!!! your fat. i am sick and tired of people wearing their fat like a badge of honor, hip hugger jeans low cut blouses, midriff with all their flab showing, disgusting, i dont want to look at your fat, and take some pride in your appearance and quit the fast food and the 55oz drinks you guzzle all day. i am glad howard has the guts to tell it like it is.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  651. Scott

    Sometimes, the truth stings. Sometimes the truth makes us uncomfortable... but its still the truth. You may not like it, but what Stern said, albeit cruel, is the stone cold truth. Mr. Stern's comments were worlds more honest in this case than those of Mrs. Winfrey.

    What did he say? That, being morbidly obese, she is likely to not live long. – TRUE That there are very few acting roles (right or wrong) that will come to the morbidly obese? – TRUE

    Stern wasn't "picking on an easy target", he was pointing out the obvious that everyone else was thinking (and you know you were), but kept to themselves. In a candid moment, even Mrs. Winfrey would agree....

    As distasteful and blunt as his words were, it is impossible to challenge the truth in them. You are a liar if you deny the truth simply because it makes you uncomfortable and you wish to ignore it.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  652. terramare

    Oprah is retiring, who beter than this young lady to replace her? She has the mojo!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  653. cdbaltimore

    stern – you are the King.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  654. Keith

    The King of all Media, Howard Stern Rules!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  655. 'Mats Fan

    Stern is an intelligent and honest person. Most people can't deal with that. This isn't a girl. She's a 26 yr old woman and for some reason everyone treats her like a child because she played a child in the movie. When I watched the broadcast she could barely clap her hands. She is obease, and obesity leads to death everytime.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  656. rich

    The truth hurts sometimes. Ever wonder why you never see any old people her size? It is because it literally kills you to be that fat. Please lose weight and don't eat yourself to death.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  657. Roy Denish

    Dope King!!!!!!!!! comes with dopey stuff. Why can't he look at the mirror and get a plastic surgery done. Low-life scoundrel nothing else to do but make idiotic statements about others. An insipid, an insane, airhead, dim-wit and a light bulb. If this guy is taken a judge in the American Idol. Bet the show will go off the air within one year. He needs brain surgery, a face-lift and an external hard drive to boot up his whole system. Finally the award goes................dope king of the year Howard the Rowdy Stern

    March 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  658. Danica

    The world has Bigger things to worry about like Global Warming!..I love her CONFIDENCE she is a star in the making....Quit speaking death on her ..none of you on here can give her life or take it away...in three years she'll still be telling everyone to kiss her azz....

    You go girl...the haters will come....keep your head up and do your thing!!!!!! People are just jealous....no one gives a damn if you're healthy or not ...just using that as a tool to be racist....Your'e not the first or the last woman who has been over weight...If you feel good in your skin...tell the haters to kiss your chocolate azz!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  659. RoqDawg

    What do you expect from Stern? He has a face for radio, a voice for silent movies and the intellect of gravel.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  660. Ed Sr

    Stern has to be the most obnoxious and one of the nastiest ever to be allowed to broadcast any kind of show to the public.....intellectually he is a pygmy and with a mouth like his.......even hoof-and-mouth disease is overshadowed........he makes a great deal of income because the public is easily bilked by "germs" like him. Simply put.........Stern is a moron.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  661. Veronica

    haha! Since when does anybody give a crap what Howard Stern says.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Acoo

    You are all so full of yourselves. Anyone who says that Stern is a pig never really listens to his show. Besides, she may be nice. but she is a morbidly obese human.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  663. terramare

    Just looked at Stern's posted photo. The guy is ugly in the worst way, looks like an old woman. How dare he criticize anybody! His wife is in ln love with him why? He is so handsome or he is so rich?

    March 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  664. ramiro

    i usually dont agreen with him at all/but Howard Stern is right every which way
    there is a diff between being overweight and being obese

    March 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Joe C.

    The way he spoke the truth was rude. OF COURSE IT WAS! It's Howard Stern! He is a millionaire BECAUSE he is rude. If he was polite with his comments he'd be poor and working late night at some AM station. Don't like it? Don't listen to it.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  666. Moises

    Has anyone noticed that since having cosmetic surgery on his face Howard Stern looks like a young Annie Leibovitz? Was that what he set out to accomplish?

    March 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  667. Cathy

    hey howard you are ugly both inside and out.....whats with that hair.....

    March 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  668. adam

    he just said what everyone else is thinking.....glad he spoke out. too many people are whimps and concerned about "being insensitive".....get over it.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  669. KL

    This is a prime example of why so many women and little girls have such low self-esteem. This ignorant, obnoxious, insensitive, freak that's supposedly college educated couldn't articulate his feelings and thoughts in a more diplomatic way than that? How sad! Not everyone is made to be "skinny". For all he knows, this could be a long arduous battle (like so many other people) that she's been dealing with all or most of her life! Howard Stern....start acting your age and put your money where your mouth is. Get out there and help develop programs to fight obesity (just like our First Lady).

    March 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  670. Dan

    Howard is 100% correct. Period.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Alski

    Howard is right. The people who are ripping on him for being brutally honest are the same ones that embrace Simon Cowell for doing the same thing. What's worse for Howard to say that she should take her money and use it wisely or for Oprah to lead this girl to believe she's on the road to the land of milk and honey. He's simply saying ( in his own way) that it may be wise to use your money and invest it something like say maybe your "life" She's in what is probably lower middle to low income bracket. Possibly no health care what so ever. She should think about getting herself headed in a healthier direction.
    Not be misled by Ms. Winfrey into believing that "Sugah ya'll ship has finally come in" I admire this young lady for having the courage and the motivation to get herself to a tryout for a part in a movie that she landed and went on to become a nominee for "best supporting actress" But honestly Oprah don't try to exploit this young lady and
    lead her in a direction that will only bring her heartache. You stood up there that night and asked where'd that comee from. I'll tell you where because I've experienced it all too many times myself. She was putting her life into her character. The hurt the lonliness. Cuz kids tease her they way they do. Because unfortunately children can be very mean and very cruel. Whether you're too heavy or too thin, too short, handicapped mentally or physically. Or maybe you just don't wear the brand of jeans the others wear.kids will always find something to humiliate you about. If nothing else well this young lady showed them and I say she should have been given the Oscar based on just that. I congratulate her for her courage. I hail her for her accomplishment. I pray for her to do the right thing and consider taking a long hard look at herself and not the outside but what's inside. Consider your health. Hopefully this experience was a self esteem booster for her cuz I know how a group of cruel children can suck that right out of a child like a vacuum.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  672. Flo

    People the man speaks to blue collar Americans. He talk's to his fan's like 90% of us (blue collar) would talk to each other. GET OVER IT...go listen to your messiah Rush L. if you don't like what he says. By the way, even Jennifer Hudson understands what she has to do to make it in Hollywood.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  673. nelle

    at least she doesn't look like a rat, stern.

    Of course she will lose the weight. And just like Monique, she get an oscar one day and look great doing it.

    and she is STILL BEAUTIFUL!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Janie

    Why not also comment on the size 0 actresses? Is this healthy? sexy? It is strange that he is only focused on the overweight and not the under weight....but that's Stern lopsided and small balled.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  675. terramare

    There are people who cannot loose the weight, it is just the way they are as there are very thin people who can eat all they like & never gain an ounce. Gabouray is an amazing young lady with an incredible personality, she will succeed in anything she wishes, already she has a contract to be in a made for TV movie. Why does everybody assume her overweight is because of overeating? Does it really matter? She is beautiful as she is, Howard Stern is a very ugly ridiculous thin man & there is nothing he can do about it. Who would you rather be?

    March 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  676. ulysses

    When Oprah said what she said during the Oscars about a brilliant new career for an American Cinderella, she wasn't saying "you're thin and beautiful". She was saying "I want to live in a world where a large woman can be appreciated for who she is, and for what she does. I want to help create a world where we can see the beauty in any body." Good for her.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  677. deon

    The point is whether person is famous or not ....We as a society need to get back to respecting people ...My grandmother once said if you have nothing good to say shut the Hell up......Do u not know she is fat she lives the life ...it is not for us to point it out an disrepect her ...WE ALL HAVE FEELING ...WHY MUST PEOPLE CONTINUE TO HURT PEOPLE ....IT IS SO VERY SAD THE WORLD WE LIVE IN CURRENTLY IS SO EVIL AND HURTFUL

    March 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  678. pravin

    I am not much of a movie-goer but I did watch the Oscars... Stern has the name and the courage to have voiced my thoughts as I watched in amazement.. I must admit I am not an Opry Fan. I always thought of her as a hypocrite, sucking up tons of US money, whilst spending what dribbles she does spend, on South Africans, rather than much needy African Americans in the deep South...

    March 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  679. jblank

    Why does America hate honesty?

    March 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  680. jj

    if she had an addiction to cocaine – she would have won
    if she had an addiction to cigs – they would have smoked with her
    if she had an addiction to sex – she would have "seeked help"
    if she was anorexic – she would have been worshiped
    if she was a he – she would be loved (john candy ring a bell?)
    but she is black, she is a woman, she is made fun of, ridiculed and just hated.
    Why is it so hard to understand – she has a problem and needs help not hate!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  681. mrswonderful

    I wonder if Howard and Simon Cowell are related.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  682. yeahyeahyeah

    BUT WAIT, every time I've listened to Stern I've wanted to cry and vomit at the same time too! And I haven't even had to look at him. I think he is jealous that with his bufugly a** he couldn't nominated for an Oscar, let alone get a movie role. He's King of all ugly retarded perverted jack a**es (actually, he's their pimp, but hey, he wears lots of hats), he should be saying, "Hey, I made it and I can't even act (like anything other than a person who can't look himself in the mirror literally and figuratively), why can't she?".

    March 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  683. StevieDee

    I'm concerned for her too and Oprah calling her a "Cinderella" is only playing into this young woman's denial that there is something seriously wrong with her weight.

    Her upper arms are bigger than many of the other actresses waists for heavens sake.

    This has got to be an enormous strain on her heart to have to pump blood throughout such volume. Plus, as she weighs close to 400 pounds, the damage to her bones, tendons and ligaments has already begun. Yes, maybe she is supposd to be a big person, but 225 pounds would be a heck of a lot better than 400 for her life expectancy. She seems so nice a person, it would be a shame to lose her.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  684. Anna

    Why do people have such a thing against Stern? First of all, it's called entertainment-you don't have to listen to him if you don't find him entertaining. But if the press brings him to YOU, and you really read an article like this and think he's ONLY trying to rag on her, you're pretty ignorant. Of course he's going to bash her-he bashes everyone including himself on a daily basis! But the biggest portion of his words were ones of concern and truth-that people are enabling her and should be trying to help her. She's not just a chubby chick, she's grossly obese and WILL die if she doesn't get help. Kudos to him for actually making a valid point in the midst of his nonsense.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Florida Gal

    List of some very famous obese people:

    Marlon Brando (as an adult)
    Orson Welles
    W. C. Fields
    Roseanne Barr
    Cass Elliott
    Raymond Burr
    Luther Vandross
    Wm. "Refrigerator" Perry
    President Grover Cleveland
    President William Taft
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Barbara Bush the first
    Buddha
    Michael Moore
    Winston Churchill
    Kirsty Alley
    Tom Arnold
    James Gandolfini
    Dr. John
    Oprah Winfrey
    Jackie Gleason
    John Candy
    Fatty Arbuckle
    John Goodman
    Carnie Wilson
    Aretha Franklin
    Hattie McDaniels
    Dom DeLouise
    Louie Anderson
    Rosie O'Donnell
    Luciano Pavarotti
    Placido Domingo
    Chris Farley
    Quuen Latifah
    Ruben Studdard
    Randy Jackson

    goes to show you that you can be fat and still become famous!
    Lighten up on this 26 y/o young lady, Gabourey. She will make the necessary changes when SHE is ready, not when Stern or anybody else tells her to.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  686. deon

    The point is whether person is famous or not ....We as a society need to get back to respecting people ...My grandmother once said if you have nothing good to say shut the Hell up......Do u not know she is fat she lives the life ...it is not for us to point it out an disrepect her ...WE ALL HAVE FEELING ...WHY MUST PEOPLE CONTINUE TO HURT PEOPLE ....IT IS SO VERY SAD THE WORLD WE LIVE IN CURRENTLY IS SO EVIL AND HURTFUL

    March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  687. Alf

    You go Howard..keep telling it like you see it. This girl is obese. She is no difference than a heroin, sex, or alohol addict. Here addiction happens to be food. You don't get to look like she does without having a twisted relationship with food. It's bad people, it's OK to admit that. She also has the right to not listen, develop diabetes and die of a heart attack. Freedom for all. I love America.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  688. Haha

    She is a visual emetic. Nobody wants to looks at something that inhumanly morbid and ghastly.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  689. Dave

    The one's that don't think his comments are dead on are the fat broads who eat all day. The USA is disgusting, fast food all day, no excercise. Hit the gym once and awhile, stop complaining on the point of view of Howard, you all should try to look like his wife!!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  690. ambitterman

    Okay, she's big. We don't need Howard Stern to point this out. But my problem is that so many people really give a crap about what this loser has to say. He's an idiot! If we quit reacting to his little quips, he will no longer be controversial and will fade away into oblivion.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  691. mama

    To Howard. Yeah, well beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes clear to the bone!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  692. grrrrrrrrrr

    She can work hard, lose weight and get healthy. Howard will be an ass until he gets a lobotomy.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  693. Phil Dikeman

    Have to agree with Howard....she has an issue........

    March 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  694. onlinegranny

    Who REALLY pays attention to what Howard Stern has to say? They know he is a crude, egotistical, talentless imitation of a man. I do agree, however, that 'someone' should offer help to Gabie in a kind and friendly way. No one PLANS to weigh 300 pounds. The young woman should not be lied to about her weight or her chances in Tinseltown. I think Oprah should add to her little Cinderella speech and offer to take Gabie under her wing.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Alohadeb

    OK......I must say...I don't think I have seen another woman this large!! This is really something that she needs to conker....as it HAS conkered her.....now if she did a film based on the obesity in this Country where the obesity rate is 60%......lost all the weight and then formed a reality cooking show where she tells everybody how she did it.....this would be a very uplifting moment for some!!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  696. Delia Garza

    I saw the movie and it was okay..dark – not too in line. However, as much as I like her...I feel that Hollywood seems to see her as the actress that she played, and feel sorry for her – I'm not trying to be ugly, I just feel that they are not seeing the real person...they're seeing Precious....

    March 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  697. Tobi

    You A-hole....look at yourself! You need to clean up your act! Who are you to judge what other people look like or need? You are disgusting human being and need to shut your mouth!!! You might want to think about cutting that mop that you wear on your head. It looks grimy and come on now...how old are you? Act your age moron!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  698. Bwana

    You people are something. Society comes down on all unhealthy aspects of life and those who practice it – drug addicts – smokers – alcoholics. So why should obesity get a pass?

    Stern called it like he saw it. So what if he's no Tony Curtis – is there some rule that says only people can have opinions on "unattractiveness".

    As for racism – he's picked on overweight white women as well, so just shove opinions where the sun don't shine – probably under your own overweight butts.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  699. phillygal

    weight is a sensitive subject, so some tact is needed (and Stern is famous for his lack of tact), but when I saw her performance I thought, great actress, but her weight was very concerning. If Oprah or anyone that praised Gabby cared about her at all, they would encourage her to get involved in some type of healthy weight loss program. It is extremely unhealthy to be at such a weight, and also at such a young age, & her career will be shortlived or plagued by diabetes and sooooo many other problems. She is a cinderella story, and has become an example and role model for girls who are different, but she needs to also be a good example by being healthy.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  700. mike

    I'd rather look like her than him any day!!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  701. Terry Brookman

    I believe Howard loves this because for every post put up on this makes him richer. Howard does not get paid to be Mr. Nice Guy and any target that enhances his role is fair game. Be honest, if someone paid you a million dollars to insult a fat black chick would you do it? I would and buy her a date with Richard Simmons. LOL

    March 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  702. AJ

    I listen to Stern occasionally. I enjoy him. But I can almost guarantee this was a from a bit about the Oscars. He probably wasn't picking on the easy target, he was probably getting his say on the entire topic and this was just pulled from it.

    Regardless, he speaks and the truth and isn't afraid to say anything. He isn't for everyone. I just happen to like him.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  703. Stan Still

    Listen this is how we talk when we are with friends. The whole lot of you are but a bunch of hypocrites. You are thinking what howard says.
    Howard thinks what I am thinking. Enough with the political correctness. No one wants to see a hairy legged black fat woman.

    enough with the pretentios stuff.

    Howard stern is a regular average guy.

    enough

    March 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  704. Clark

    One previous poster, an African American woman, referred to her as a "300 pound black woman." Not so. Whereas she is hardly planet-sized, she could top 600 pounds. There is some serious pathology going on with anybody that hefty, no matter what the acting talent. Stern is an ass, but at least he is not a hypocrite like Oprah. Tough love may save her life.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  705. jessica y

    Please, people... get real... Stern is a realist. He is saying what everyone thinks. She is FAT. She is OBESE and unhealthy. Shall we call it the "elephant in the room?" Who cares. Let's all grow up and stop getting offended every time someone tells the truth.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  706. Dave

    Go Howard. You may not like him, but he makes a lot of sense.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Matt from MN

    Many have complained about how ugly Stern is. That is true. But you can't control ugly, you can control fat. Gabby is the size of a small continent. You can't even see her eyes over all that face fat. It looks like someone chopped the legs off the Michelin Man, and made him eat 500 donuts a day for 10 years, then wrapped him in 50,000 yards of blue cloth and pushed him onto the red carpet. Nasty

    March 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  708. rick maurer

    This story presents it in a bad light. He actually showed sympathy. Howard is a great guy.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  709. baba booey

    The King of All Media called it as he sees it – and added another example of why he could be the greatest judge on American Idol – he knows what it takes to be a star and tells people if they got it, or not.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  710. Bella

    All I can think about when reading Stern's remarks is how blatantly accused Gabourey is for her weight when there are hundreds of thousands of obese men and women in America. But how many of them have defied all odds in hollywood – Just Gabourey. I haven't seen any truly overweight people in movies in ages. And the actors who are fat? Are all men! Her success should be seen as a form of overcoming the show biz's usual shallow expectation for women in the public eye to be thin. While she should be aware of her weight and the health of her future, Stern should be ashamed of himself for seeing a young woman as valueless because of her weight and having absolutely no respect for her talent or her humanity.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Dr. J

    Stern is a genious at what he does, aside from his crude comments he is most likely one of the best interviewers of our time.

    The people who drove him off terrestrial radio are the same ones waving a communist flag.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  712. zeke

    That is too funny! Howard Stern is entertainment he makes people laugh. Those who are appalled guess what? Dont tune in! This guy tells it like it is and that is hilarious! May not be right or nice but that is something he has to sleep on not us. But at the end of the day I am still laughing!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  713. kwag

    Moon628 and everyone else who honestly believes Gabi reads this tripe and would look to these bloggers as her intervention 'family', get real. First, the comments are inspired by that egomaniacal slob who looks like a child predator and truly has the perfect face for radio. Trust me, I'm sure she's fully aware of her size. She doesn't need us to tell her. Go cure someone you actually know.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  714. PC

    The chick is morbidly obese. Stern has a radio show that talks about anything and everything. She's 90% of anything and everything.

    Howard may be crass, but he is compassionate. Through his show, he analyzes and pulverizes society and manges to be entertaining as hell in the process. The girl from Precious is not a casualty of Sterns. She simply is a topic of discussion that leads to his opinions of public health and Oprah's malarkey.

    I hope Precious makes an appearance on the Stern Show. He would be very gracious and kind to her and if she played her cards right, might get the chance at the sybian.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  715. GaboureyBiggestFan

    Gabourey Sidibe is the hottest girl that I've ever seen. Shame on you, Howard.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  716. Gary

    Many years ago, while living n Southern California, I was driving home from work at 3:00AM. One of the LA radio station would live feed Howard's morning show from the east coast, where it was 6:00AM.. His show began with a disrespectful bit on Karen Carpenter, the deceased sister of the Carpenter's duo.
    Miss Carpenter did nothing in her life to deserve being treated that way. She did bring us some great music!
    I changed channels on the radio, and have tuned him out ever since.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  717. pplneedtochill

    its pathetic how up in arms some ppl get. yeah he coulda said it nicer, but why would he? he hates how pc america has become and i agree. pluto would orbit around that woman. its a disgrace u can have oscar, have money and still slob out and be a fat pig. its gross.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  718. k

    he is only saying what people are thinking

    being fat is a burden on other people. not only do you cram our spaces, but you drive our health care costs up because we have to pay for your illnesses

    health care companies should drop people if the are obese

    People need to start losing weight

    March 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  719. Mary

    If he really cared for her health he could have invited her to lunch and had a private conversation with her. Instead he thinks publicly embarassing her is the way to go.

    He is and always has been a pig. Just a disgusting pig who deserves no ones time.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  720. Doug

    Howard Stern rules. Sorry the truth hurts. Ba Ba Booey to you all.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  721. Jerr

    She's plenty qualified for other roles

    Big Momma's House
    She could be a Klump in Nutty Professor

    The world is her oyster

    March 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  722. sroo

    i agree with stern, she is huge and fat and morbidly obese. but i do disagree with stern on one point. she probably will be in other movies. of course, once she loses weight (if she does, and hopefully she does), she will no longer be a second thought to any one. it's like the fat version of reverse racism. think i'm wrong? there have been several actors in recent memory of ....super size proportions..who, once they lost weight, also lost the interest of hollywood. the same could easily happen here.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  723. Diane

    There is a 750 pound white women Ruby with her own show.
    She is a lovely women with a beautiful sprit, she has friends
    and a good life. Howard is sad he has no friend no life and
    he must feel pretty small to attack someone he doesn't even
    know in such a voilent way. I think that he sounds like a man
    with a small pe pe and probably need to take a whole bottle
    of the little bills to make himself feel like half a man. He wish
    he had her life and success only god can judge her on only
    will decide who successful she will be. Howard your not
    god

    Diane

    March 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Glenda

    One thing about it.......Sidibe is big and can lose weight if she chooses. Stern on the other hand is grossly ugly and you can't do a darn thing about ugly!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  725. Lucas Dell'abate

    If only Howard could be this honest to the enormous fat black chick that sits in his studio

    March 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  726. mcgregor

    Interesting. Stern says she will never be in another movie and yet her next film "Yelling to the Sky" is in post production.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504508/

    He needs to check his facts before he goes mouthing off.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  727. kevin

    That guy is a complete idiot. I don't understand the mentality it would take to be a fan of his.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  728. Debbie

    Stern – look in a mirror – not only are you one of the most ugly people on the outside, but you just let the world know how ugly you are on the inside as well. You have become popular by making a total ass of yourself and you will never attain the dignity required to be a real star.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  729. Oh Boy, here we go

    It was very interesting to read the various comments posted. Personally, since I have a life-I could care less about whether or not someone else is fat or skinny, black or white, ugly or pretty, is rich or poor. We have become so consumed about other people's faults we forget we have our own. Maybe that's why 'Shock Jocks' get the attention they crave. People harp on their every word in order to not look at their own realities. If Ms. Sidibe gets another role or not, the world will continue. If she dies from obesity, the world will continue. My only question is, what are you doing to make life better? If your thoughts revolve around someone else's lifestyle, then you need to check yourself.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  730. oanda

    uh whoo whoo... Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrunkis!!! Howard blows.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  731. The Truth

    He sees it, he says it, he's right about it. Deal with it. My line of work requires me to tell people the truth about their situation, and 85% of them are in denial about the truth. 75% of that 85% come back later and say I had their situation right and are now glad they were told. Over sensitive public needs a life lesson in the truth. Most just love to hear what they want to hear, and if someone is 'direct' with them, then that person is the wrong. Deal with the truth and move on.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  732. Yoyo

    Did the man lie? I think he is the ONLY one who said the truth. Big fat Oprah is the liar here and I might add she is not helping that fat girl at all by telling her a bunch of lies like she was cinderella. Wasn't cinderella white? I mean come on! stop with the lies Oprah. It's bad enough that starlets have all these "yes" people around them that they don't know what reality is anymore.
    Thanks Howard for setting everyone straight again, like always and baba bouy to you all!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  733. why

    Just an FYI, Gabourey has already finished her second film and is about to start another... And as someone who's also overweight, I find that the topic of her size is ridiculous when you see her talent – why are we still judging people by appearance? Yes, a healthy lifestyle would be a good choice, for myself as well, but slashing her future is not a helpful means of communicating a hope for her to change her eating habits.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  734. navrochette

    Yeah, Stern..and you are ugly.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  735. jimmy

    I was disappointed that such a grossly obese person would get an award. Howard Stern is getting nagative comments from other obese people no doubt. The world should not award obese people with any type of award no matter what it is. Make them know that they are over eating, food that could go to someone whom is severly under fed. I thank H

    March 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  736. Louis

    Someone should tell Howie that there is a reason why he is on the radio. He's a mutt. And with a face like that he should not say anything bad about anyone. He looks like "Lurch" with bad dentures. But usually people that are not mentally stable and have issues with their own looks will put others down to bring themselves up. Its his thing, it's the moron that ever put him on the air and the rejects that listen to him that need to have thier heads examined.

    Howie, although you make a very valid point, albeit in a low class kind of way, the girl deserves your respect for having the courage to reach for a goal and achieving it. And even if she never plays in anything else, she will always have her shining moment, when we saw her for what she was, and not for what she looked like....

    March 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  737. JohnnyBoy

    I listen to Stern and he is always talking about how ugly, skinny , lanky, insecure he is , and yes he comments on other people's short comings but you do not have to listen or agree with him it's America freedom of speech, I really dislike Rush L, but do not listen to him anymore & do not bash the people that do. If you do not like Stern so what just move on with your life.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  738. Shy

    Well if they ever decided to remake Gilbert Grape she could play the mom. Hehe

    And while I don't agree that Stern should have added the extra comments of her as a planet, I do think he has a very solid point. I know that when I first saw her all I felt was pity. Maybe she will read what Stern said and make some changes. No one else seems willing to give her a wake-up call.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  739. mark

    i totally agree with Howard. She needs to get on celebrity fit club then on to the biggest loser and then try jenny craig.she might get down to atleast being obese.there are 20 million black women that could have played that role.oprah should kinow this. how many diets has she been on herself? oh and for a future role, E.T. 2010, the 2010 being her weight.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  740. maxwell14

    Stern is still on the radio!?!?!? Who knew! More importantly, WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  741. orion

    Look at the number of responses. Whether you love or hate him everyone seems to have something to say. Stern Rules! Baba Booey!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  742. miamia

    Why is anyone shocked by what he said. He should be reminded however that fat people can lose weight, ugly is ugly forever.....

    March 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  743. tina

    Every one want all ethnic groups to look like WHITE skinny girls. Gabie is more real than most.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  744. jdurand

    I hold the same amount of contempt for Stern as I do for Imus, Limbaugh and Beck.

    They are all gutless, classless punks.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  745. Charlie

    Howard says what we are all too afraid to say, and is always the truth.
    This is what makes him the greatest interviewer on the planet! I love
    you Howard.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  746. tina

    Stern looks like an ugly Ichabod Crane, form "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" story. He has no room to talk he is not prince charming.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  747. MarkM

    I don't agree with Howard, but I understand some of what he has to say. Hollywood is full of phoneys, I would bet a million that most of the "beautiful" people mocked her in private. This is the same people that busted on the woman from "mad men" for being "curvey". I hope she goes on makes a differance, but I wouldn't bet on it.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  748. Holly

    You have no room to talk, Howard, about what "Hollywood" should look like! This coming from a man who looks like an old horse with a wig!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  749. Debbie

    Stern you are a low class dumb ass. Why do you think it is ok to make fun because of the way they look? Have you looked in the Mirror lately? You are truly a sad sad person, I feel sorry for you. It isn't entertainment when you have to belittle someone to make a living. I guess it just shows what a no talent you are..... Grow up, You are just a Bully.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  750. Rasabu

    No matter how big this actress is, no one's life can be more miserable than the life of someone who goes around speaking to people like Stern does. In a career decades shorter than Sterns, this actress has shown more grace than many of those at the Oscars.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  751. Michelle Barker

    Howard Stern is an idiot. The bottem line is he has no one else to talk about and he just needs to get a ratings increase so h

    March 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  752. Ashok

    I feel the same way each time I see Stern. Pal, you're an
    uncommonly ugly and obnoxious guy and you seriously
    need to consider a face-lift.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  753. Wilster

    In true Stern fashion, he can't say anything delicately, but the message is right on. Oprah needs to check herself too. This is in that same vein of Jennifer Hudson getting an Oscar on her first acting job. It's totally ridiculous. YOu don't have acting chops worthy of an Oscar on your first movie. It's just more of the HOllywood machine running out of control, playing to what they think will be politically correct. It's all completely bogus. Hollywood is bogus, big-time.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Chanco

    I said the exact same thing to my wife as Oprah was introducing her. We live in Orange County, CA, and Hollywood is not now, nor ever will be able to shift gears and sell the idea that a larger size woman/man is bankable. People don't aspire to be fat. Stern took the words out of my mouth.
    People need to realize that Hollywood is not reality, its Hollywood, you don't like the rules, go the the Jersey Shore.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  755. RunningMan2010

    Seriously folks, Stern is an entertainer who serves a specific audience. He makes comments like this because his audience accepts and gets a kick out of them. With that said, he is absolutely correct. Hopefully the only role she gets in the near future is a spot on Celebrity Biggest Loser! Jillian would whip that tush into shape!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  756. J

    Howard Stern is a shallow, hateful scumbag. He has zero talent and his messed up opinions count for nothing. I cannot believe that there are people here who agree with this piece of crap.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  757. BRYAN

    These messages boards terrify me. Are there really this many people living around me with their heads this far in the sand? The inability for most American to use reasoned, rational thought and judgment is why we re all going to die of over-population, war, disease, or pollution one day soon. Too many idiots among us. To spell it out for you, here are four main things you need to come to grips with as being right:

    A) Howard is right. How many obese (not just a little chunky, I mean OBESE) working actors are out there? None. Seriously, name one. And not giant overweight comedians who we all laugh at (John Candy, Chris Farley, etc.) They all died before they were forty anyway – of poor health!! I'm talking about actors. There are none, and that is a fact.

    B) Howard wasn't being mean. He wasn't making fun of her weight, or laughing at the fact that she will never work again. He is telling her to take advantage of the fact that she has had a little success and a little money, and go get yourself healthy. That is called honest tough love, folks. Smiling at her and saying "you are beautiful and great just the way you are" is NOT honest, nor does it help her. It only helps the image of the person saying it (Oprah), because she wants to be perceived as a NICE person! It's all about stroking her own ego!

    C) Howard knows he is one ugly bastard more than anyone. That's why he went into radio, dumb asses! He KNOWS that his unfortunate Big Bird looks precluded him from ever being a successful on-screen personality. He knows that looks matter and that he does not have them! And that is what he was telling Gabourey!! So why do people keep harping about his looks? The difference is, no matter how healthy and fit Howard is, he will still be ugly, and he knows this. Buy Gabourey, well there is a good chance there is a pretty face under all that fat, so if she can get to a healthy weight, she might still have a career, and he is saying that he hopes she does something about it.

    and lastly,

    D) Howard can say whatever the hell he wants! Constitutional Amendment #1 – Freedom of Speech. If you don't like what he has to say, exercise your right to NOT listen to him. Let's not waste our time talking about what he should or should not say. You have a choice, make it.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  758. Connie

    Howard Stern is speaking of his own rejection from Hollywood because he is considered ugly.....on the outside as well inside. He has tried for years to leave radio and move onto TV or movies...no one wants to look at him or hear him unless they are porn stars. His beautiful wife would not even be with him only for his money.....VERY bitter and hateful man.
    Gabourey is talented as well as intelligent and well make more movies hopeful she will lose weight for health reasons along the way.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  759. Stan

    Damn! The number of enablers here is unreal. I just hope all you people that are crying "Foul!" will be just as vocal when this woman dies of a massive heart attack or stroke.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  760. Overweight_too

    I can see Gabourey in a reoccuring role on SNL were she talks to parents with troublesome kids and tells them what it's like to live in the van "down by the river" and then she falls on the coffee table. That would be funny. Sometimes you have to laugh instead of cry.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  761. jelly

    She looks horrible. This is not about a few curves-this is obesity at its worse. She needs help .And I thought Oprah remarks were very patronzing and mean .She is not my Cinderella story .I am not impressed by lazy people who lack control over their lives. So if she is happy with her 350 pounds fine- but I do not wish to look at her. There are a lot of fine actors of normal weight who have survived tough situations to make it into the business. Why aren't they Cinderella stories?

    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Ryan

    Howard is 100% correct. Facts are facts. Is she obese? Yes. People that are obese and overweight are at more risk to have heart disease, strokes, cancer, etc. If you are in movies and or a celeberity, you are gonna have people talk about you publicly and be critical of you. It comes with the territory. And by the way Howard jokes all the time how he is ugly......so he even makes fun of himself about his looks. If Howard would have said this about a man.....most of the women on here wouldnt be ripping him.

    STERN RULES.............BABA BOOEY!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  763. ken sanders

    Freedom of speech is fine within reason. But to say what he did was extremely out of line. The man ? is a low-class OAF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  764. Erik Weick

    The fact that you would report on this and repeat Howard Stern's remarks just rubs more salt into Gabourey Sidibe's wounds, and frankly, makes you just as ignorant as him. What is happening CNN? Is there nothing better to report?

    March 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  765. suzanne

    I don't like Stern, but the truth is the truth regardless of the source.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  766. Anthony

    Stern's comments were extremely harsh. The only problem is that he is 100% on point. The girl will never have a career and she is a one hit wonder unless she does something drastic. Her weight is disgusting and she needs to take control of her life. It is a HUGE health concern and needs to be addressed extremely fast before it is too late. Hopefully she does something about it. I pray she doesn't take the lazy way out like most of the overweight American's in this country with surgery. She needs a lifestyle change.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  767. chris

    Sidibe should be offended by what Howard Stern says. It's an opinion and Howard was just being Howard. I believe what he said, to a certain extent, was true...She is a big girl and she should try to loose weight only to be healthier and yes, Hollywood wouldn't extend extra roles to her because she is not a marketable actress as talented as she is. But it was HOW Stern made the comment that came off as being offensive and down right rude. But seriously, did you really expect more from a shock jock? If you don't like Stern, dont listen to the douche...just like I dont listen to Limbaugh or Hannity.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  768. Nina

    It is not insensitive to be honest to someone about the way their weight affects health.

    How you delivery the message is the key point.

    It is a health issue. Any doctor would – and should – tell her the same thing. She is not a healthy young woman. Her figure is not "curvy" – it is obese. And I hope she can get healthy. Not "skinny". HEALTHY.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  769. Ed

    She was not worthy to be in the company of the others. Fortunately she did not win up against real journeywoman actors. The limit of her range will probably reveal itself. And she will disappear for health related problems in the near future unless she acts now to get control of her weight.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  770. steve

    I disagree with Stern – I think this young woman has a promsing career ahead of her. Think of her range as an actress: she could play a marathon runner... I mean... she could play an inspirational bike messenger... I mean... she could play someone who doesn't live on the ground floor of her building... I mean... OK Howard may have hit the nail on the head with that one.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  771. Lynn

    well Howard Know-it-All she got THIS part didn't she? Leave her alone.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  772. Howard Stern

    Look at every post here: All the girls here say I am rude and a waste, and all guys say its the truth = all the girls on this post are fat. Only someone who is fat is going to get upset when someone tells the truth. Hit home, huh ladies? Go do some chinups, and take that donut out of your mouth and quit worrying what I say.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  773. Gnuzzers

    Howard Stern is a cruel, useless human being.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  774. Dexter

    "Waaaaaahh Waaaah Waaaaah! He's so mean, boo hoo!" PLEASE! Cry us all a river! Howard Stern built his entire career on being honest and not holding anything back. The truth isn't always wrapped up in a pretty pink bow.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  775. irwin

    This is a new low for Ster – which is saying a lot for him! But that's what a 'shock jock' is all about. Ones appearance is a personal matter. I'm sure Sidibe knows about her appearance, and even about the possible consequences, but that's HER decision. We should all pay more attention to people's characters rather than their looks. it be a better world!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  776. Alan

    Yeah yeah, Stern speaks the truth, blah blah, blah, and there is also something called tact. Stern has none of that. Sad that he has to go the easy route of his radio personality to say it. Oh well, Karma is alive and well, everyone gets their dose of it eventually.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  777. Jordan

    How can you not simply agree with him on this? He says in his show that he like the movie, that she played a good role. He is not saying anything bad about her, just that she needs to lose weight, which he is right! And it IS wrong for Oprah to go up there and lie to her by saying that she is starting a brilliant new career. Unless she is going to play the part of the whale that killed that woman as Seaworld she will not be in another movie.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  778. dorian canalizo

    He is so right. Everyone should stop acting like they don't notice how obese she is. He will be the first one to tell you how ugly he is. Stop being so politically correct.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  779. starr

    He is rude but he is right. There are so many more actresses out there why did they pick this one to be nominated for an oscar. She is so obese. It is so ridiculous that our society tries to cover up obesity with "love myself for who i am " crap. She is morbidly obese. How on earth did she get that part??

    March 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  780. sandy

    If she never gets another role in a movie it says more about the stereotypes movies put forward, because there are a lot of fat women in real life. Women who go ahead and fall in love and get married and go to work every day and have families, whether or not other people think they "deserve" it or not. I find it hard to believe there are no interesting stories about any of them.

    I do wish that people would stop insisting that they are just worried about her health. The truth is that fat is always portrayed as ugly, and people don't want to see ugly, but it's not PC to say this, so we hear all the noble concern for her health. I don't see anyone worrying about Charlie Sheen's health, and he's at least as likely to O.D. as she is to die of a heart attack.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  781. tara

    Thank You Howard Stern. All that Hollywood is doing by giving this girl a role is sending a message to young people that it is o.k. to be overweight and unhealthy. I am sure that there are people who disagree. Overweight people were probably inspired to see someone that unhealthy and unattractive reach this level of acclaim, but they should really understand why she is so famous; for being the most enormous actress ever. It sends the message that it's ok to sit on your butt and eat KFC for your whole life and be the next fat actress instead of working hard and being healthy. I wish this story were about her going to Weight Watchers. That would be inspirational...

    March 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  782. Cathy

    i can not stand that man.......we need to verbally attack him and his family.......lets see how he would like it........

    March 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  783. kanoeracer

    It's not about looks so much as health. It's time people began taking obesity seriously- #1 cause of death in our country. We can't keep pretending that it's "o.k." to look how you want. Obesity is affecting all of us with a rise in health care costs, insurance premiums, etc. People may have to be harsh to make an impact.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  784. Andrea

    Stern speaks the truth whether people want to hear it or not. Time will only tell whether he is right, but my guess is that he will be.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  785. Sue

    I don't like Howard Stern but he has a point. Obesity is the new smoking and these people should be pressured by public opinion to change their habits just like smokers. It eventually works. There are far fewer people that smoke nowadays and hopefully we will have fewer gluttons in a few years.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  786. Sam

    In Indian epic "Ramayan", there are characters called Rakhsasis. The physical description of the Rakhsasis matches uniquely to this woman Sidibe and half-Rakshasis match Oprah.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  787. Chuck

    Does she get health insurance from the Academy? If not, we all be paying for her choice of lifestyle.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  788. sillygoose

    he called a fat black girl a fat black girl and that is all it takes to make you a racist please his number two is a black woman stupid

    March 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  789. pronoss

    Howard Stern's black sidekick Robin Quivers made much more controversial statements equating this girl to the killer whale that recently killed it's trainer and how she's Shamu.

    but of course that won't get reported. Since black insulting another black is 100% fine.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  790. yunny

    You people who agree have no consideration for being human. Do you know her personally? She might be working on her health, she might have a health problem causing her to be overweight but people like Howard say hurtful things about her. Grow up and be adults it was wrong what he said. Another thing if she was normal sized she would not have gotten the part. so what is Stern talking about?

    March 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  791. Gary

    Howard hit it right on the nose, she's a good actor obviously but she's the size of a ship...with talent.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  792. mike d

    Anyone who says Howard Stern has no talent is a complete moron and has no idea what they are talking about!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  793. HEATHER-SEATTLE

    Well Howard is entitled to his opinion but in my eyes a talented woman was recognized for a job well done. As for what he said about her weight and hollywood may be true. However he's been in the media for a long time and hardly anyone would call him attractive. I think the BBW actress is way better looking than him by a long shot but hey that's my opinion.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  794. Logan

    That's funny coming from someone who looks like a cocaine addict...

    March 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  795. adrienneresnick

    I feel the same way as Howard Stern, but I wouldn't put it the way he did. I took one look at her talking to Kathy Ireland & said oh boy. I didn't see the movie, but I saw her. She's kind of hard to miss. The first thing is "who dressed her?" . She is short, very heavy and she should have been in an entirely different outfit. Needless to say, very heavy people have to dress differently from thin people. Blame Hollywood, and make them look in a mirror.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  796. Jack Mehoffer

    BaBa Booey to you all....

    March 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  797. steve

    Stern is dead-on. His job is to SHOCK people, therefore it is obvious he pulls no punches on purpose. He is an entertainer. However he is accurate and everyone knows this, despite the bluntness. We provide a forum for him because he is famous, so he will use that forum in a shocking way.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  798. Sam

    Stern is an ass. But when he is right, he is right!!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  799. Jimmy Dean Sausage

    I'm really loving the idiots who throw the word racist and bigot around.

    ***FYI people, criticize an african-american and you're a racist. Even if the person has legitimate issues.***

    Remember this in about 3 years when your president gets voted out for inaction and trying to push through healthcare that over 50% of people don't want but he keeps lying and saying the majority do want

    People listen to his to hear the harsh, off the cuff banter... Not to listen to an overly PC news person gloss over the fact that she's 350+.

    And all the accusations come from people who have probably never spent much time listening to the show. The man is obviously nothing close to a racist.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  800. Dale

    You know, it amazes me when someone puts someone else down and then they go back home and look at themselves in the mirror. I really wonder what Stern sees when he looks in the mirror? It's no wonder why he's on radio, this guy looks like Tiny Tim's illegitimate child with some skanky crack addict.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  801. Bobbi

    I'm sorry, but Howard Stern is a pig.. with a capital P.
    Gabby may be a bigger girl, but where is it written that if you have a weight problem, whether it be heavier or thinner, that you can't act?
    My only guess is that he (Stern) must not have had a very positive childhood, nor loved very much!!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  802. Anne Thomas

    This being reprinted is my only issue with it. This is not only an unnecessary article, but it just brings more attention to comments that were obviously unnecessary to begin with.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  803. Jeanie

    Wow, Howard, like every woman struggling with weight issues needs the creepy likes of you to point it out to her, as if she doesn't deal with it EVERY FREAKIN' DAY OF HER LIFE! Has anyone told you lately that you need a face transplant? You've got enough money, get on with it, for crying out loud.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  804. its a shame

    Everyone acts like the fact that he points out that she is fat and black that he gives a rats tushy if she's healthy. Reality is when Lindsey and Ashley and Mary Kate snort themselves into oblivion noone says a word because they're petite white chics, and I mean how healthy is that. Lets just be real. Lets not pretend we're concerned with Ms Sidibe's health and call a spade a black, fat a$$ spade... Mainstream America will never let ANOTHER fat black woman get ahead... you guys already said it... how can there possibly be room for her when Monique and Oprah's fat a$$es are taking up all the shine... RIGHT?

    March 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  805. kimbrrleigh

    shocking the howard would say anything shocking. its just his opinion people, doesn't mean he is right!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  806. Valathel

    Ok... So Howard Stern was finally able to get his name in the news again. *ho hum* Can't he do anything new? He's been doing the same schtick for over a quarter of a century. Isn't he learning that he's grandma and grandpa's shock jock?

    I'd rather listen to PhillyD.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  807. yunny

    What an a hole. Sure she is big but you don't riducule a person because of thier physical apperance she done nothing to you howard. Thats why no one cares about your show you long nose idiot

    March 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  808. Ilean

    No one should comment! This sick, insensitive fool deserves NO ATTENTION WHAT SO EVER!! Who died and made him King! His opinion is insignificant!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  809. Bob F. Smith

    Although I disagree with the way he said it I agree with what he said about her weight only I said she'd be dead in 5 years.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  810. B. Ray

    Wow, there are ALOT of fat people with issues on this board. Howard Stern told the truth, why is everybody so mad?? Hey if you bunch of slobs cared so much about that fat hefer Sidibe then you should tell her to drop the weight. Don't shoot the messenger Howard. He only says what people are really thinking. The REAL DISGRACE is OPRAH for lying to ole fatty.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  811. RSM

    Mr. Sterns is correct, she is heavy, but he is ugly – you just can't fix ugly

    March 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  812. peg from pleasant hill

    oooooooooooooo – so controversial! Stern wants to make money.
    Talk Bad = $$$$$$$

    March 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  813. Chris

    I love that everyone keeps saying how ugly he is and he has no room to talk. He is more critical of himself than anyone out there. He know's he isn't very good looking and fully admits it. He is a radio show host and comments on what is current. It's truly one of the only radio shows out there that is even listenable. I don't agree with everything he says, but he is right in this case. Many of his listeners are some of the biggest celebrities and richest people in the world from actors to CEO's of fortune 500 companies. He makes money for advertisers and is probably close to a billionaire himself, like Oprah. Like the man or not, he evokes controversy and conversation, which still makes him one of the biggest influences in pop culture.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  814. SoCa

    Can anyone, honestly, imagine all of Hollywood fawning over a morbidly obese white woman? The answer is no. Never in a million years...

    March 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  815. holly

    Thank god someone said it! Its true. I think it's worse that people are lying to her than Howard saying the truth. We make excuses and say it's okay to be fat now when it is just plain and simply not healthy and not attractive. Period.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  816. craig

    I am not a fan of Stern, but what he says is true. We are too politically correct. If you are fat, you are fat! Not "big boned". And this gal is FAT. Get some help, lose some weight, or we will all be paying for your medical bills. Not fair for the rest of us who exercise and watch what we eat.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  817. DrBKrelkaPHD

    While uncouth, Mr. Stern's comments toward Mrs. Sidibe's weight and the health risks it carries are absolutely correct. It is extremely difficult to tell someone that they are obese, yet sometimes the painful truth is necessary. At her current weight, Mrs. Sidibe's can expect to live roughly 20 years less than a woman of normal proportions. I encourage everyone to speak tactfully with those that they love about their weight (and all issues related to health, but aside from smoking, being obese is the worst preventable issue we see.)

    A personal anecdote I can relate occured last summer when I was at a relative's wedding. I saw my cousin and his 22 year old overweight daughter (she is approximately 5'5 and 140-150lbs) and struck up a conversation. Years ago, we were close, but with the passage of time, we have drifted apart, and this was our first meeting in 4 or 5 years. When I had a chance to speak to the daughter privately, I asked if she had a wedding in her future. She replied that she was single, so I politely let her know that with those who exercise frequently are much more likely to marry, live longer and happier lives, and less likely to develop an array of diseases such as heart disease. I asked if she wanted any information on nutrition and/or dieting advice, but she did not seem too receptive. A shame, but I feel good knowing I did my part to offer help.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  818. Jo

    I have seen the movie "Precious" and all the way through it, all I could think was, "That is one very unhealthy young woman". Her excess weight was pivotal to the role, and in that regard she was somewhat exploited. It's very sad. Stern is a blithering idiot, and very rude, but unfortunately what he speaks is the truth. The only roles that young woman is ever going to get are roles calling for an unhealthy overweight woman. She is amazingly talented, and now she needs to get healthy.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  819. sisi

    I'm appalled. Let's start with the difference between "thin" and healthy. Stern needs to get his foot out of his mouth.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  820. Mary Ann in VA

    I just read that Ms Siddibe has accepted a role in a Showtime comedy so I guest his prediction has already been proven to be false. She is overweight and guess... what she knows it, but unlike so many people she believes in herself and her talent enough to persue her dreams. Imagine if we all did that and stopped being so concerned about other people's weight, height, intellect, sexuality, etc.
    We'd probably actually accomplish some of our own goals. YOU GO GABBY and if the world does'nt like it tell them to KISS OFF.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  821. mel johnson

    Howard Stern is the greatest thing to happen to radio since Tesla invented it! He spoke the truth as always but in this PC world that we live in nobody can handle the truth.Most of you who don't have any kind words for Howard have never heard his show.You shouldn't have an opinion because you have no idea what you're talking about.Sure she has talent but she she will be dead soon unless she does something to get her weight under control...she probably sweats gravy.That's not healthy...see Chris Farley...John Candy etc etc..

    March 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  822. polly

    For all u haters, remember all of us will never be the same, God made us all to his liking. Howard you need some worm medicine. For
    those of you who are saying nasty things about the Gabby , I am sureshe is10 times more healthy than you and you are all going to eat
    your words as she is going to soars to the sky. Bad mind isa helleva thing.Haters go and "REPENT".

    March 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  823. Mick

    Howard Stern has a face that is made for radio.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  824. Mike

    what I dont understand is all the uproar, he has the right to say what he thinks. Does it matter? it seems to here on CNN, We all make comments when we see an over obese person and if you say you dont YOUR FLAT OUT LYING TO YOURSELF. PC has gone terrible wrong in this country. I think she was terrible in the movie personally. I have the right to say I thought that the entire cast and movie were crap. Does that make me a racist, bigot, sexest.

    She does need to lose weight and if she does then Howard will be commended for helping the girl. If she dies because of her obesity then Howard will be commended for trying to help her, You cant have it both ways CNN World. It is his opinion and if you dont like it.SO WHAT

    March 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  825. danya

    Love Stern...listen to him everyday. He's very direct and yes, it can be incredibly rude, but he speaks the truth on this one. She is obese, more obese than many that you see on "The Biggest Loser". I'm not downplaying the fact that she did an amazing job in Precious, but really...she needs to lose alot of weight for the sake of her health!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  826. Palato

    Truth Hurts. Stern Rules

    March 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  827. Taker

    Who cares what he said he is right though and funny how oprah had to talk for her. Cant stand oprah. What is it with some of these Holywood Stars. Always wanting to send money or adopt in other countries. What about all of the homeless and kids that need to be adopted here in the U.S

    March 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  828. Hannover

    Someone said that Stern is no looker him self. Someone else said he's a loser.... But those are opinions. He may not be a looker, but he's also a RADIO BROADCASTER. At least he knows he doesn't belong on the big screen (sans Private Parts). And I wish i was a loser who made 100 million a year for 5 years doing something I love. How pathetic!

    The fact is that most people who hate him barely, if at all, listen to him. He has the right to say whatever he wants, however mean he wants.

    That's the problem with this country these days. People are so sensitive and easily offended by other peoples OPINIONS that instead of just moving on and living their own lives, they have to try to make everyone think like them or criticize those who think differently.

    Everyone thinks their special and everyone wants special treatment.

    Howard was stating a plain fact: She's fat as hell and is going to have health problems if she doesn't change something. And she's never going to have a career unless the Goodyear blimp needs a stand in.

    Well grow up people! There is nothing wrong with calling a fat person fat. It is what it is. Do you think she doesn't know she's fat? Should we tiptoe around an elephant and pretend it's a cute little butterfly?

    I think not! I'm willing to bet that people have tiptoed around her weight all her life and that's why she looks like a blob of chocolate pudding at this point. She needs some good firm truth injected into her, not more snack cakes and compliments about what a bright future she has ahead of her.

    At this point the only way she'll have a bright future is if someone installs a light in her big fat piano case coffin.

    Lighten up people. By criticizing Stern, you're being just like him! If you want to be better than him then keep your negative comments to yourself. Especially when most of you don't even listen enough to have a clue about him.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  829. CW

    Stearn says what everyone doesn't have the courage to voice. If people would listen to Stern instead of picking out sound bites, they would realize he is one of the smartest, funniest, charming family man who has very high standards and morals. F Jackie!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  830. jaci

    i think she realizes she is overweight and doesnt need people to point it out to her. i believe this girl does own a mirror! this girl may not get another movie opportunity so why do people have to burst her bubble, her 15 minutes of fame...because they have nothing better going on in their lives so they put down others

    March 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  831. GTCM

    Stern is right! He's also funnier than he is ugly. Long live the KOAM!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  832. Carol

    Whatever Stern has said is what I was thinking in my mind. But I am sure people have told her she will be criticized harshly due to her weight once she is in the public eye. I think he is outright blatant but the bottom line and at the end of the day what he is saying is what most of us are thinking about her weight. Perhaps the harshness will motivate her enough to show us all that she can loose the weight. She is morbidly obese and that is a fact! Saying mean things and not in a constructive way is what gets Howard the attention and success he has gained. Of course, if you don't like it, as I don't then just don't listen. I quit listening to him but do understand how some people like him. It is all about peoples opinions, likes and dislikes and you gotta respect others but not always join in.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  833. mrmustrd

    America needs more of Howard Stern. He is right – so lets not pretend to disagree. The women is fat. He was not suggesting she isnt a good actress, or her success wasnt earned – but only that she is obese. And we scratch our heads and wonder why there is a health crisis in the US.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  834. JR

    He always makes outlandish comments to get attention. The best thing to do is just ignore him.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  835. Deedy

    I have never like howard stern never listen to his radio broadcasts only heard of him thru controversy, but he really said a mouthful when i saw her the cover of ebony that whole body shot the girl is enormous and she needs to get some serious help she is too young for that when u cant see the facial and bone structures its out of hand, her performance was outstanding someone needs to get her on some kind of program

    March 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  836. Joe

    Stern is 100% correct. Why would anyone dispute what he said.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  837. Chris

    Stern is absolutely right, he is saying what most of us are thinking.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  838. Katie

    Stern unfortunately makes a living making sexual inuendoes (which are not funny, only remotely shocking) and making fun of people. Wow, that is real talent. What an embarrassement.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  839. Geo

    That lady is humongous. Stern tells it like it is and if you can't deal with it, that's your problem.

    March 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  840. movie goer

    Not only is Howard Stern a rude jerk but he is wrong. Gabourey Sidibe has already been hired and appeared in two movies this past year that are both currently in post production.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  841. Socalhoney4u

    Ok.. so curiosity killed the cat and I had to google search images of Gabourey Sidibe. All I can say is this...Kelly Price, Remember her? The music industry frowned on her for her size too and she went and had the Gastric Bypass surgery and lost a lot of weight but where is she? You See, it dosent matter if your heavy or thin.If the audience likes you then you will have a career no matter what it is in. However, sadly you only see the heavy ones doing comedy in Hollywood movies never taken seriously. I was reading an article where Gabourey Sidibe was quoted as saying "I love myself not exercise". So no matter what anyone says or thinks is best for this girl she has her mind set. She wants to be just the way she is...and honestly as long as she knows the negatives of obesity (which obviously she knows because you can't avoid it) then why does anyone think it's their place to say anything to this girl?? She has heard all of these cruel judgemental comments through life noone on this message board is saying anything she has not heard before. Yes the truth hurts in life and can be down right cruel, let alone in Hollywood. I wish her well..

    March 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  842. Greg

    Couldn't have said it better myself Howard. So very true. A caller said she could play the marshmellow man in Ghostbusters. HAHA

    March 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  843. Jan

    Stern told it like it is....he never says anything in a politically correct way, but I agree with his sentiments. This young woman needs to wake up and get healthy – lose that weight now. Howard's right, she won't be around long, unless she wakes up. All the makeup, hair and gowns in the world can't hide the fact that she is grossly obese. Please, regardless of your career, get help to lose weight – NOW

    March 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  844. Miranda

    Did he walk up and tell her to her face that she was big as a planet? No he didn't. I don't like the guy either but let's get real, when most actresses are considered fat if they are size 10 just where does this plus size woman think she's going to get any jobs? He's right on the money and he's saying exactly what everyone else knows and most are thinking. She can't possibly believe that great parts are going to be handed to her and her size overlooked. So as much as I don't like Mr. Stern, his statements are right on the money.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  845. Elizabeth

    You know, I occasionally listen to Howard's show on Sirius when I get the chance, but when anyone, not just Howard, says cruel things about another when they don't KNOW them, like REALLY know them, it's a vile act. Whether she is black & heavy, that's not his concern OR his problem nor is it Robin's problem... Geez, Robin you were FAT yourself too until not too long ago, look at yourself in the mirror for a second. If Howard Stern or Robin Quivers don't like her as an actress, fine... But attacking someone based on physicality ONLY is truly STUPID & IGNORANT. Howard & Robin, get a grip on reality. No one is always going to look how YOU want them to look & face it, she's making a name for herself in a city that is always used to the thin, beautiful, plastic surgery look.... I commend Gabourey & I praise her courage for going after what she wants. Stick to radio, you guys....

    March 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  846. Nataigia

    My problem is not with his tone, it's with the fact that he is stating the obvious. It's more of an insult that he thinks she hasn't realized all that by now. She knows she needs to lose weight. I respect her for keeping her personal life personal. None of us need to know about her weight loss practices or future goals.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  847. appalled

    I saw a talented young girl. Then again, I do not judge a book by it's cover because I am old and wise enough to know better. There are so many ills in this world we could resolve if we would stop 'seeing" each other and start working toward common goals. If only we spent as much time on improtant matters as we do on these boards running other human beings down. God help us all!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  848. Gordon

    No matter what one says about her size, ALL women and pansy
    men will be called racist or insensitive. She's fat, fat, fat. Lying about
    it by calling it anything else is very American though. There's nothing
    in our Constitution that says I have to lie in order to make someone
    feel good. For those who don't like Howard, you will find nothing good
    to say about him.....he, at least, is telling the truth. Now for all you
    cows out there, start sobbing and crying.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  849. Mike

    People complain that Stern is too harsh, however, this wouldn't be a story, and most importantly – nobody would listen – if his remarks weren't over-the-top on the subject.

    Complaining about Howard Stern in this case is like saying Simon Cowell's advice can't be good because he's "mean".

    Now she's more likely to listen.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  850. Self-Respect...WHAT!?

    The truth hurts. Sugar coating this message would only encourage them to try eating it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  851. jane

    I don't listen to Stern so can't comment on whether he's a racist or not. However, what he said regarding this young woman did NOT sound racist to me. The truth of the matter is that if you all were absolutely honest you would admit to feeling a wee bit disgusted when the camera panned to her. White, black, yellow, that big is not pretty and I'm not going to pretend it is just to be pc. Stern is a complete jerk – but don't kill the messenger just because you don't like the message. As for Ms. Sidibe, if she's happy the way she is, so be it but I can't believe that having to struggle every day can be making her happy.
    I think most of us try to be understanding about most things, but obesity is a topic that seems to garner much outrage and anger. You may not think it's right to make an obese person pay double for a seat in a plane, but if you had to sit in the seat right next to someone that size perhaps your views would differ. I feel sorry for her that she has this weight issue and would hope that at some point she'll make an effort to lose some weight, if not for vanity, then just to be able to walk more easily and do everyday things more easily. It seems such a shame because she's so young and has a whole life ahead of her.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  852. Jimmy

    I hope everyone realizes HE'S RIGHT. Being that obese is unhealthy. Howard Stern's appearance is irrelevant. Being ugly is not hazardous to your health.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  853. PC Heaven

    It's sad that all the women have to attack Stern just because he had the nerve to point out how morbidly obese this woman is. How dare any man say a woman is fat! Newsflash... To the women of America, you're fat too.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  854. So senstitive

    I have to agree with him. If we were alll to look at how unhealhty we are, we would tackle this healthcare issue at the same time. Unfortunately, she's the prime example. She is going to need extensive medical care, pills, etc. to keep her alive. Draining the system. This isn't an incurable disease. Weight can be controlled...unlike cancer or somehting of that nature which should be tkaing up our healthcare time, not overweight people that are too lazy to do something about. Obesity is quickly becoming the #1 killer (if it isn't already).

    Prevention is the best medicine. STOP EATING SO MUCH AND TAKE A WALK!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  855. AB

    I am glad somebody had guts to speak out. It's better than hearing countless lies from presenters and the like that a girl that size is beautiful and is on a verge of a having a major career in show business. If we don’t have a sequel to Precious (which we won't, because this "unique" story happens in every second household in the Bronx), I doubt there is another role for her. I am glad she had her moment. God bless. But please, not only this is unhealthy, and painful to look at, it sends the wrong message of hope. The only message it should send is to use the newfound fame and wealth to finally take control of your life and lose some weight.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  856. gjgj

    Coming from someone who is an absolute disgusting PIG with Yellow Teeth – enough said.

    I say "YOU GO GIRL"

    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  857. margaret

    When I watched the Oscars, I thought how sad it was that this talented, college educated Woman is going to have serious health issues.

    Stern is a jerk who has his own OCD and Mental problems because Daddy and Mommy did not hugging him enough. Stern goes to a Therapist 3x a week. Gabourey Sidibe does not, she goes to school.

    Gabourey Sidibe does not live in a ghetto with no good food choices like many others. Gabourey Sidibe has a weight problem that stems from other phycological issues that we don't know about. She's a sweet and talented young lady who I hope will get help. The change is needed for her generation. M onique and Oprah are NOT good role models. Monique talked about getting some greasy B-B-Cue with her Hubby to celebrate her Win. Oprah talks about food 24/7 and has battled weight for years.

    When will Oprah ever set things straight, continuously touting the latest Diet on her show . Teddy P died from all this Yo-yo dieting because diets just don't work! They tax your heart and kill you eventually. It's about life style and behavior.

    So I agree with Stern on the Health issue, not being Mean is more my style. Stern is mean because he hates himself.

    Sorry for any mispellings, I'm in a hurry to go to the gym. LOL

    March 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  858. Mom

    Let's face it, as long as people continue to listen to Howard Stern, he will continue to trash people no matter what. Nothing seems to be sacred with him, and that's what he is paid for.

    As for Gabby, I wish her continued success, and hopefully she will start to take better care of herself. Certainly she can hire a personal trainer.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  859. Marci

    A. EVerything he said was correct, although, I'll concede, harsh. I doubt Ms. Sidibe is losing any sleep over this, as she can see herself in the mirror. I'm pretty sure she realizes she is morbidly obese. And, anyone with half a brain knows that you very rarely see exceptionally large women in movies. The men can get away with it because Hollywood is sexist when it comes to age and weight.
    B. FYI – to those of you saying Howard is ugly and shouldn't throw stones...glass houses...yada, yada, yada...He, himself has said he's unattractive and it's a good thing he's in radio. He's self deprecating and self critical.
    C. He has every right to comment on what he wants to on HIS show. He was discussing the academy awards and she was a big (no pun intended) part of the awards. What's he supposed to talk about? I highly doubt that he made these comments for publicity since they were made on his radio show, which people have to pay to hear. Others took it and reposted it to other places, not Howard.
    D. He is hardly a racist or a bigot. Howard will discuss anyone and state his opinion on anything that comes up during the show. What, because he described her as 'black', he's racist? News flash...she's black.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  860. MeMyselfAndI

    Obviously one does not have to be thin to have talent. And the girl probably will get some help. Hollywood may use her quite alot, but only in certain roles, such as in comedy. Losing weight will ultimately open more doors for her. Stern has made many inappropriate comments on many subjects. We all just need to "consider the source." More power to the up and coming new talent.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  861. Pip from Dunbar

    Stern may have a way with words but he spoke the truth and lets face it, we all thought it. She was an eye sore to look. Every time they cut to her I was like oh my god she is huge! She is unhealthy and could not even hold her eyes open. Take the money and invest in gastric bypass.

    Stern rocks!! I'm a lifer!! Baba Booey!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  862. Sanford Marten

    Howard Stern for PRESIDENT!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  863. Msian

    she can play so many roles, eg. such as a girl next door, or HEB cashier, easy man! fat ppl all over the place in this country, truth and the difference is she is talented! instead of just fat

    March 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  864. Scott

    Thank you Howard for being the voice of truth and reason. Maybe she can try racing after Toyotas

    March 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  865. paying for fat people

    You nailed it Howard. If some loser came in with needles stick in thier arms the same thing would be said. GET HELP!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  866. stuffyr321

    as an obese white man i find this racist and uncalled for! it is a disease that only speed or crack can help! and with the economy burtal like it is whos going to afford that!! i blame my obesity on the govment with the free cheese and food stamps and no job what the hell am i going the do but EAT!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  867. Susan

    This man needs to look at himself instead of commenting on other people. Why are we seeing this story. Why do any of us listen to this aweful person. For me he ranks right up there with Osama BenLauden. His opinions are always hateful. Howard, don't you have anything better to do? Oh thats right you don't because there are stupid people in the world that pay you to be the pain in the neck that you are.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  868. BigWillieDynamite

    And again, for those of you blind to read that ........

    Gabourey just finished a new movie titled ..........

    "Yelling To The Sky: .................

    The Academy Award-nominated actress for "Precious" ..........

    will have a recurring role in the Laura Linney series "The Big C" after guest starring in the Bill Condon-directed pilot.

    Linney plays a wife, mother and teacher in the Showtime skein who is given a terminal cancer diagnosis and Sidibe will portray a smart-alecky student in Linney's class. Oliver Platt also co-stars.

    Sidibe also toplines indie pic "Yelling to the Sky," co-starring with Tim Blake Nelson, but no release date has been set.

    Shooting for "The Big C" is set to begin in May for a late summer premiere. Skein is exec produced by Darlene Hunt, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Linney and produced Original Film and Sony Pictures Television.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  869. vipereen

    No one has mentioned the lady who looked anorexic (spc). Another example of unhealthy weight which was pretty skeletal. Even though I don't like Stern, he was telling the truth. It's not all about being a star if you're health is bad and you won't live to enjoy your accomplishments.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  870. nicolletta13

    Gabby can always lose the weight, but Howard will always be ugly, inside and out.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  871. marilyn

    Howard Stern no body talk about your un-kept hair and homosexual appetite, you should get some help in respecting the human race.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  872. James Mitchell

    Is Howard Stern still on the air? I thought he retired. Isn't he as old as larry King by now, and did he marry that girl who is younger then his kids? Why??

    March 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  873. Larry

    Stern has a style. He also is expressing something that is true. He gets paid BIG money to express himself In His Style! Why in the heck should he suddenly change the way he's expressing himself just because the subject matter is "touchy." He does this every day. I'm not crazy about Howard Stern and I don't listen to him. But he's right about the actress being grossly overweight and that's that. I don't have a problem with what he said at all. You could listen to his show and find something to complain about Every Hour if you wanted to. Leave him alone and worry about the actress. She's in trouble.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  874. he speaks the truth

    harshly stated, but the truth. Like it or not.

    And, what do his looks have to do with this? He can't help the fact that he's ugly. He was born that way. She wasn't born morbidly obese. Huge difference. I highly doubt her obesity is due to a medical condition; rather, lack of discipline, control, a combination of factors SHE has control over.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  875. schaps

    Her costar monique used to walk around saying how women shouldnt be ashamed of being big and how they should not change. She said all that till she got diabetes and now she cares about taking care of herself. So lets not begrudge howard because he stood back and told it like it is. Someone needs to sit her down and have a real conversation with her about what she needs to do. I am not sayign she needs to get kate moss (not healthy) skinny but she needs to be healthy.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  876. Jenna

    Howard who?? Oh yeah. Well, since Stern is quite possibly the ugliest man alive, who cares what he says about other people's weight? It has long been a trick of unattractive middle aged men to pick on women's flaws, so no one pays attention to their own flaws. Sad. Some people will do anything to get theselves back in the mainstream press.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  877. sandra

    Sad to see how many shallow americans there are in this world, what he said may be true, but the way he said it was to cause pain , in order for him to get attention which equals more Money for him. His mother must not not have given him what he needed, while he was growing up.!! Nobody has a right to talk about someone that way, unless your going to help. Speaking from experience, it's up to you to wake up and start eating healthy. Who are WE to judge when millions of americans are obese!! Including those of us commenting on this. So unless your willing to pay for her to get help, Howard Coward!!!
    Keep your BIG MOUTH SHUT!!!!! Sad to see what people will do to get Money and Attention.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  878. davit

    What will happen if, God forbid, Howard's words do come to pass, and the poor woman dies and early, weight related death? I'm sure that the media would be full of touchy, feely stories about the dangers and plague of obesity, What Howard says is true, and those of you who damn him are obviously not listeners. These are the words of a man who is, in an admittedly unorthodox way, quite caring and compassionate.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  879. marilyn

    Regardless of what we think, at least she had the confidence to take this moment and shine. Beauty comes in all sizes and if hollywood would stop making those skinny girls into drug addicts some of them would be obese too. We can't have it both ways you are either addicted, drunk, or fat or you can be skinny, with drug problems the fact is they both need help.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  880. pepper

    Not that it matters to him or anyone else either. I can't stand the man and I don't find him entertaining. I guess he enjoys being nasty & vulgar & hurting people. I agree that she is an unhealthy size, but being crude and nasty is not going to help her lose weight. I thought the dress she wore looked very nice on her, it was very classy. Her dress was better than Lopez and some of the other women. Many had, what were you thinking moments.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  881. Carl

    I listen to Howard, and this was much longer than the few lines sited here. It was also more of a dig at Oprah than this actress, whom he may have insulted, but he also showed concern for her health.

    As for the comments about this woman, he is right, and she has put herself in the public eye, and is fair game to the scruitany that comes with it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  882. ela

    I think Howard is great. He may not appeal to everyone but he calls it as it is. And for those who criticize his looks– he does that himself! He does not claim to ever be that which he is not. But he is honest and direct and a very moral person–don't believe everything you hear about him until you have listened. He is a performer and you need to separate that on-air persona from who he actually is–a good friend, boss, father, husband and someone who has always supported minorities of every kind. Equal opportunity truth.

    Millions of fans (and believe it or not a lot of us are educated and successful contrary to what some people opined here) really like what he has to say! You would be surprised who enjoys listening to him.

    He called it as it is-she is unattractive and fat– so, unless she has some great voice or skill that cannot be found elsewhere in a more attractive package, I say she will be forgotten shortly.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  883. Andy

    Truth or not, if you think for a second that Stern was commenting on her wait because he cares at all about her health, then you're just as brainless as he is.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  884. dpringle

    this is called freedom of speech people. he always says things that people think about but are too afraid to say it. She really does need to lose weight, who cares if he makes fun of fat people. if you dont like it, don't listen to him its that simple.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  885. Sue

    Howard,

    You have money in the bank.
    Get your teeth fixed, fix your hair and do something with your nose.

    How does it feel?

    March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  886. Ebreezy

    Are you kidding me? She is a nominee for her convincing portrayal of the character that she was cast to play in a very dramatic movie. I give her props for doing her thing despite what anyone may have ever told her to the contrary about her "chances" in Hollywood. I enjoy movies with good actors. I have seen movies ruined by horrible casting and bad acting by "pretty" people who were cast because they were the flavor of the moment. This girl is young and has time to correct any health issues that her physician and family recognize. Other than that everyone else can worry about thier own health issues, drug issues, anger issues, family issues, relationship issues, financial issues and leave this young lady alone. How many times has Howard Stern been married? How many push-ups can he do? How many laps can he run? What is is BFI? Does he really care that this girl does well or doesn't do well unless it somehow affects his career? Why does he think that Oprah and the young lady have not had a discussion about her health in private? Oprah has managed to be very successful and still be different than what most consider "camera-ready". Why does Howard Stern feel it is OK to call anyone a Fat-black anything? Inflammatory is not informative. My take on opinions is this:
    Children get away with it
    Movie critics get paid for it
    Everyone else is just being an

    March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  887. Another Comment

    Well, she's much less offensive to look at overall than just his face is.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  888. Susan

    Howard, if you can have a career in entertainment then ANYONE can. I'd much rather look at her than look at you. You've made your career out of being an offensive bully. I, like most people, am tired of hearing your nasty voice. I guess you'll make a buck any way you can.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  889. Sam

    She is a horrible role model, just let herself go and I doubt she will ever be in another movie. Can't she see herself..

    March 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  890. RachelR

    I'm no fan of Howard Stern either, but I was thinking exactly the same thing! What new "project" is weight-obsessed Hollywood ever likely to offer her and why is Oprah of all people telling Gabourey that she is on the verge of a brilliant new career when in all likelihood she will just fade into oblivion. Having said that, Oprah was spot on when she pointed out that here was this completely unknown first-time actor in the same category as Meryl Streep! I hope she enjoyed the moment because it's unlikely she will ever be there again!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  891. Nick, CA

    These type of comments are what keep Stern's job security! This is what he is good at.. being an ass and proud of it!! People listen because he is entertaining just like Rush limberger or Hannity or any FOX news show host. Its like watching some get really hurt.. funny and exciting because its not you on the end of the stick!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  892. Steve505

    Like Howard Stern is one to talk about somebody else's body/appearance. He looks like a skinny, underweight crack smoker. And did anyone ever see his "Fartman" superhero routine? I never knew such a skinny man could have such a flabby, disgusting pair of buttcheeks. His a$$ looked like a flesh-colored balloon stuffed with jello and cottage cheese. And while we're discussing Howard Stern's body, he's openly admitted that he is hung like a mosquito. So hey Howard.... you're faaaarrrr from perfect too, buddy.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  893. TD

    Truth hurts...Oprah couldn't say it because she's been in the same boat for 20+ years.

    Stern's a clown, but he's being candid. We need more candid discussions in this country, without everyone having 10000 reasons on why they are offended this time....He talked about fat, he talked about sex, he talked about blacks, he talked about hollywood, he talked about this, he talked about that....Pseudo-Outrage is worse than the offense.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  894. Mary M

    Stern knew EXACTLY the kind of result he would get for making those cutting comments. When you're an aging "HAS-BEEN" and nobody cares about you, sometimes you have to take out an easy, helpless, young target to draw attention to yourself and boost your ego.

    Way to go.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  895. Saddened

    First of all, unless she's a family member that you are worried about, mind your own business. She can always lose weight ~ Howard Stern, however, cannot lose his ugly face or his ugly personality.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  896. Barbara

    Networks pay for idiots. Case in point: Howard Stern continues to get jobs. If he can find a job - anyone can. What he said was ugly and hurtful. Why cut someone down, because you don't like the way they look? Concerned about her health? That is a bunch of BS. He hates fat people, that's obvious.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  897. Yo Mama

    It's nobody's business, except her doctors, what her health issues are. She didn't make a movie so that she could have her health judged. Fat animations make great movies too and Stern never disrespects them. I say judge her for the character she played and not for her health., sexuality, race, etc etc. Some people are so disgustingly stupid. She is a human being who also happens to be a good actress.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  898. offy17

    I can almost guarantee you that you will see her in Tyler Perry movie soon, so Stern will be wrong. But, other than that, Hollywood will snub her. Stern calls himself ugly all the time, and he is part tongue in cheek with his delivery so take his words for what they are worth. Don't forget this article doesn't transcript his whole conversation or tone. He's both wrong and right at the same time, and sometimes two things can be equally valid.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  899. Eugenia

    Howard Stern spoke as the most enormous ignoramus that he often exemplifies himself to be. What a jac__ss!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  900. McLane

    Stern is a "shock jock" for a reason. He says things to shock and appall but above all to get reactions, he's built his career on it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  901. keypher

    Of course this coming from Howard Stern the embodiment of healthy living the man always looks like a scarecrow addicted to crystal meth

    March 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  902. 5t1v

    this si why American Idol needs Howard Stern. Never a dull moment with that one.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  903. LRS

    Howard, you are like the pot calling the kettlle black!
    Atleast Gabourey can do something about her weight should she chose to do so; but your face that is a whole different story. Your are stuck with it! And in the words of Mr. T. "I pity the person" who has to wake up every morning next you and look at that face.
    So the next time you go pass a mirror or a window take a good look at yourself and ask yourself who are you to pass judgement on someone else when you aren't antthing to write home about. You are a mean-spirited person who has no respect for anyone's feelings (true or not). It takes all kinds to make the world go round and I hope that anyone close to you never has to hear someone say negative things about them because I am sure that they would be very hurtful to them.
    My suggestion to you is to 'get over it" and find someone who is your equal when it comes to bringing people down and take them own.
    Leave Gabourney alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  904. Jim M

    If she were a young thin beauty, she wouldn't be a world class actress and oscar nominee.

    Howie 0
    Gabourey 1

    March 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  905. Steve

    Stern made very valid, TRUE points. He gets paid all that money from Sirius for being a shock jock. Would you expect anything else? Most of you are in disgust about what he said. So, I guess she's not fat and she's very healthy, and she'll be a star!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  906. marcus

    Most of the time the truth hurts. I work in the operating room everyday. Most of the patients now are 250 pds and more. Most of the surgeries are directly and indirectly related to obesity which causes diabetes and sleep apnea and hypertension. We are buying newer operating tables to handle 500 pd patients, extra long operating instruments, extra wide wheel chairs, commercial scales to weigh patients. I see nurses getting hurt frequently moving extra heavy surgical patients. Health care cost is skyrocketing and one of the major reason is overeating. No one dares to bring this up because it is politically incorrect. This is a enormous problem that needs to be addressed immediately.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  907. Bess

    She is going to appear in a second movie in 2010. She has a part in 'Yelling to the Sky' an indie which was workshopped at Sundance.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  908. Brenda

    Everyone keeps saying her weight is gonna kill her. So what? Smoking will kill ya. Drinking will kill ya. For Pete's sake, just breathing and eating veggies will kill ya eventually.

    She can walk, and act and go to school. She isn't whining about not getting a job in Hollywood (she already has a film in post-production). No taxes are paying for her lifestyle.

    It's her body she gets to do what were she wants with it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  909. Haveneverposted

    Why does everyone have to fit into Your Image of What they should be. There have been many heavy women in the movies...You do not know if she has a thyriod problem or some other coontributing factor to her body type. We need to stop trying to make everyone clones...this would be a boring world if we all looked alike.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  910. stu

    PS: this actress was just signed to do a comedy for Showtime tv.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  911. M-T-S-T

    two words for you = Nikki Blonsky.

    Seen her in any good movies since hairspray?

    March 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  912. scifiradioguy

    Wouldn't it be interesting if, two years from now, when she lost over 100 lbs., that her reason for losing all that weight was because of the fact that "I heard Howard Stern say the truth about how I was."?

    Fascinating.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  913. Peggy

    He only said what everyone else was thinking! Insensitive well ya BUT unfortunately true. Black or white she needs to lose weight for her LIFE not even for her movie career. Oprah pisses me off these days, I guess I'm not drinking enough of her koolaid anymore?

    March 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  914. Lucy Lu

    HS is tactless and mean, but what he says is not untrue. Since when did Hollywood lose it's vanity? What roles are out there for obese black women? The love interest in a romantic comedy? Puhlease. Her ride in the spotlight was great for her, but lets all snap back to reality.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  915. Lori

    Seriously, has that idiot looked in the mirror lately? I think he has no room to judge. At least she could lose weight....he will still be freakin' ugly!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  916. Trav

    Stomping all over someone because they get a little bit of success typically reserved just for "the beautiful people," that's the sport of low lifes. Good for her, for accomplishing things that lots of people with stellar BMIs can only dream of.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  917. Jeffery

    Stern is just saying what most people are thinking... don't hate the player.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  918. Adam

    Look, Howard Stern is the KING ! He has the b*lls to say what you people are scared too. Listen to his show and your will get a huge dose of reality. BTW , he made the comments on "HIS" show... he didnt go on The View or Regis or Opra, he said it on HIS own radio show. I love the fact that Howard speaks the truth no matter who is insulted by it, we need more people like Howard and less phoney people!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  919. Jessyq

    I'm not a lover of either Stern or Oscar nominee, but Stern was right and rude. Let's get real. The girl needs to shape her at least a little to keep alive and keep up her good work. I like to see her in more movies with her talented acting.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  920. Anon

    People keep saying "he has no right to criticize because he is butt ugly" like he would even care... he knows hes not an attractive guy, hes an awkward looking jew.
    All you overly politicly correct people are what's holding the world back. Stop worrying about what other people will think about what you say and just speak your mind.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  921. Sarahi

    Mr. Stern. I hope this girl is not suicidal because your comments are painful even for me, a skinny girl... If we label people as you do, we could say you just can have a carrer on radio, because you are so ugly. You are a tool!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  922. leo

    Telling a fat person they're fat is like telling a blind person they're blind. yeah, no kidding, they know they're fat and they don't need you telling them about it, trust me. She will work on her weight only if she wants too, in the meantime you're just heckling her. i find this ironic coming from a frizzy haired, long nosed, scarecrow of a man like howard stern. how many roles are there for loud mouthed jews?

    March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  923. Anonymous

    Yes, I'm not a fan of Howard Stern. However, As an African American woman who has lost over 40lbs I can honestly say Gabby is morbidly obese! Also, she blood pressure, She better have health insurance because she's going to need it. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. So, you were right on this one. Her mother was just as big. What made matters even worse is when she stated on the E network that she going to hit Chik Fil A. like no body's business. Please get gastric bypass ASAP.300+ pounds is not healthy and no we will not defend her on this.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  924. Steve

    Stern is crass. Stern is mean. Stern is also correct with his comments. This woman does not need more we love you's. She needs some direct help otherwise she is not be long on this earth. Stern could have been a bit nicer but come on, this is Howard Stern and not the tooth fairy.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  925. KC

    Here's what is TRULY disgusting:

    I watched TONS of pre-Oscar shows...didn't we all? Not ONE of them questioned her weight, didn't bring it up, didn't even act like it was an issue. They had her sitting on a couch next to the smallest waif-like chick up for best female, and she took the entire couch.

    Some of you will say "I'm sure she's conscious of her weight and what she looks like"....that's not necessarily true. We have a million overweight people in this country who say "be proud of who you are, be fat and be proud"...but yet these people are the same people that drop dead of a heart attack and then their family sues McDonalds for serving unhealthy food.

    Why is it SO wrong to tell people – "hey, have a salad."

    There comes a point where everyone needs to make a choice between having a salad or going after one more Twinkie. This girl OBVIOUSLY missed that choice a couple thousand times.

    Sorry, but she's SO huge that she's disturbing to even look at. It's more cartoonish than Pam Anderson's breasts! Stern may have been harsh in his criticism, but he's hit this one dead on the head.

    Sometimes it's hard to hear, but it's also things like this that might penetrate all of that fat and get in her head a little.....and motivate her to get herself in a more healthy position in life.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  926. jocqo

    That's Stern the shock jock. If ppl don't like him then sue him. Good luck!
    He's a very good courtroom defense lawyer how he phrases his controversial comedy but he's no show business liar. I'll give him that and a few more chuckles.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  927. Jackinthebooth

    Well put Stern. Howard says what everybody thinks but doesn't talk about. You won't hear it on main stream media shows due to their family friendly attutude but you can bet when the cameras are off the hosts and crew are laughing about it. Sometimes people need to hear the raw truth instead of some sugar coated advice, The truth may hurt but its what people "should" hear .

    March 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  928. Milore

    And PS Howard, Ms. Sidibe is a Psychology major. She's not looking for a career in movies.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  929. rosario

    i will not sit in judgment of howard stern because my comments will make me no better than he is. however, it needs to be said that size does not always equate health. i am 105lbs. 5' 3" and have more health issues than that of friends who are considered "overweight". i assure you that when i look at them i do not see a large body. health does not consist of just weight, but of a sound self-esteem, mind, and emotions. in this country we have starved our bodies into submission and in the process have caused more damage than good. dieting does NOT work. it just furthers damages your body's metabolism and will guarantee you struggle with weight for the rest of your life. weight should not be the focus over health and wholeness. over the past weeks i have watched gabourey sidibe handle herself with a grace and confidence i could only hope to attain. i spent years under the stronghold of an eating disorder in pursuit of being thin and "in". it serves no one but the companies who seek to profit off our insecurities and make us feel that we will never be enough. the history of modeling proves the dysfunction of the need for thinness. models today were and are still called "hangers". the goal is to make them look like hangers so the attention is drawn to the clothes not the woman. if you research its history you will find that the industry got its start in a sanitarium where woman were dying of tuberculosis were photographed. gabourey is beautiful, bright and strong. i hope that howard stern can take his gaze and judgment off of others and pursue the betterment of himself.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  930. Liz

    Stern is right on and everyone knows it but they're too afraid to say it because its not politically correct. STERN RULES!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  931. lynne

    You know we need to sweep around our own back doors before we start poking at someone else's. We all have 'imperfections' that others don't like. So why don't we just zip it and stop meddling?

    First, we don't know anything about her health because it isn't our business. It could be thyroid problem which is really genetic which still NOT OUR BUSINESS.

    We need to stop judging people. Some of us don't know if we'll have a job or the decent health we do have the next hour, let alone next week. So how does he or anyone know if she'll be in another movie or not? So not our business.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  932. bob

    oh he's right. get over it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  933. Toni

    Howard Stern is an ass AND he is the ugliest man I have ever seen... Maybe he can play a monster in a movie.....

    March 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  934. kc

    I am a Black woman and while what he said about her weight being unhealthy is true, the way he said it was immature. But then again Howard Stern is really immature soooo...

    March 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  935. Fat White Chick

    Howard Stern is right. His statements were not mean, they were honest. Hollywood makes stars out of young, good-looking THIN people. She needs to save some money and do what she can to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. She needs to address her serious weight issue NOW, or she will soon start taking medications for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. Anyone who disagrees, or thinks he was being a jerk, is in complete denial.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  936. Milore

    People may forget WHAT you say, but they will never forget HOW you say it.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  937. Steve

    Howard is just telling the truth, this woman is so fat and unattractive she has no shot at a career.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  938. steve

    If you don't like it, turn the channel, or drop your subscription. This is why when we bought our new car and got XM free for three months, we had no interest in renewing. putting on CNN only gives him the attention he desires.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  939. Char

    Gaby is a smart, talented actress. That's obvious to anyone who has seen Precious. Unfortunately, Stern is right. She should lose weight and start a healthier lifestyle. She should do this not only for her career but all aspects of her life.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  940. dean

    Orahs job is to make fat women feel loved and important, when in the history of human nature has being fat , not plump but really overweight a healty thing, now because some no name actress gets nominated for a crappy award its ok to be fat, give me a break. And besides the oscars are one of the crapest awards there is, the taste for the movies that win are just horrible, hurt locker hahahaha please Pee Wees play house is better than that.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  941. Meg

    Looks like she will be working again...

    http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/etonline-headlines/precious-star-gabourey-sidibe-357806.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm

    Good for her.

    She doesn't need anyone to tell her she's overweight. She'll do what she can when she's ready. That's how it works.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  942. Hunter

    artrain March 9th, 2010 3:08 pm ET

    This is why I don't listen to his show, never saw his movie and refuse to spend anymore gray matter on him.

    But I will still read an entire article about him and then post a comment...Sounds like an awesome boycott.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  943. Richelle

    Oprah's not a skinny white chick either but she seems to do okay. Just sayin'.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  944. weez

    i'm sure he is not the oly one commenting about her huge behind.it maybe harsh,but its what alot of people are thinking....get real.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  945. Grammanita

    Howard Stern is an uncouth, foul-mouthed pig who probably gets his jollies stealing candy from babies! Waste of DNA.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  946. NoLimits

    He could have said so much more ... this is extremely tame for Stern. For instance, he could have said she can now afford to pay for the extra two airplane seats and strengthened suspension in her vehicles and someone to tie her shoes for her and someone tor wipe the places she can't reach and someone to roll her in flour to look for the wet spots etc. So give him the man a break folks. AND stop trying to justify being a huge fat person by saying some skinny people are unhealthy too. Aks yourself and answer honestly ... How many morbidly obese OLD people have you seen in your life? Right, that's because they die before they get old. So, while she's hitting the fast food hard, keep admiring her suicidal tendencies and sit on your pedestal touting the virtues of obesity ... keep lying to yourself because no-one with any sense is listening.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  947. Russ Martin

    I am a liberal Democrat and about the same age as Howard Stern. I should be in his camp. However, I never have been. I have never gone for his act. He is basically a stupid uncivilized person who appeals to the worst in others. He is one reason for the culture deteriorating.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  948. amy williams

    This is not a moral issue this is the facts, aside from Howard, the problem is she is a severe food addict and not healthy. She will die young due to this problem and she is not a role model as far as her health goes. Americans have enabled fat people for too long. We have no problem saying terrible things about alcoholics and drug addicts and the mentally impaired but food addiction is right up there with all of that. We have to stop coddling people who eat too much. It is NOT HEALTHY!!!!! it is not fair to those who love you, it is not fair with the impact it has on our medical needs, they will soon start to charge more to over eaters just like they do to smokers and this is fair. People who have a problem with eating need help and need to be told to get it. Not snow jobbed into believing this is beautiful and healthy. She is a wonderful actress and very smart and she now has the means to do something about it and yes we need to tell her just like we told Robert Downey to get sober. Other countries do not allow their children to get to be this size. Our first lady has just announced her fight for childhood obesity. We all need to be participants and stop allowing our kids to explode in front of our eyes due to lack of exercise and too much sedentary crap in our lives like video games instead of playing outdoors and eating such horrible food at home and outside of home and people are soooo scared to say anything like, oh that child is too fat, its ridiculous. Her mom is big too and you can see where she got her food education from. We have to stop this NOW and take responsibility and stop killing our children with food and bad information and lies. FOOD KILLS!!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  949. Robrob

    What he says is true but the way he says it (intentionally) manages to alienate everyone. It's as if he's shouting, "Your house is on fire, you dumba@@!"

    March 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  950. cj

    Yes, she needs to lose weight. However, Howard, ugly can't be fixed! Honestly does he think that women would give him the time of day had he not been famous. Really.....

    March 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  951. Ron

    He said what he said on his show and not to this woman's face. There is a big difference. This is the place he goes to speak his mind and the people that listen to his show know what to expect. It is not his fault that the news media took what he said and spread it to those who would take offense. And I'm sure he would make no apologies.

    For those that say he is one to talk, he isn't as egotistical as you would think. Stern knows he isn't good looking and jokes about it just about daily. If you listened to the show a few times you would probably find that his true gifts are his interviewing and storytelling skills, albeit a lot of you would probably take offense to the direction he takes. His show is a mix of low-brow and crude content, but done in a way that is at times extremely entertaining on a long daily commute. For those that want serious content, stick with CNN or Rush Limbaugh. If you want some "adult" humor in the morning, Stern is probably the best there is. Listeners beware.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  952. DLR

    To you Stern haters, the truth hurts. This woman is morbidly obese and Stern used his show as a platform to tell her what everyone else is afraid to say.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  953. Randy

    Howard, you are so ugly. Now that you have a little money in the bank, go get yourself better looking with plastic surgery so we don't have to look at your ugly face!

    March 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  954. Christine

    Maybe there is a career for her. She already has another gig with Showtime.
    http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=487168&gt1=28101

    March 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  955. Amol

    Perhaps she can play Monique in the inevitable Monique biopic?

    March 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  956. Nikolai

    I love Howard, yea he's New York Brash and thank god he is not pc but lets face it, the poor kid if not already is on her way to diabetes and heart conditions. Hope she does get help AND she probably took no offence anyway, she's quite light hearted, funny and probably a Stern fan...

    March 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  957. Little Miss

    I guess it's ok to say things like this if the person is fat. God forbid if it's about race, religion, or any other matter. Nice double standard there!

    Instead of being a complete jerk about it, how about you do something to help? I guess public humiliation is the only way you know how to help. Get new material you low grade scum.

    March 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  958. sonja

    LOL. I am a black woman and I was totally not offended by his statements. in fact, i just died laughing. it's mean, but it's true. this is why we are the fattest nation on earth! because everyone wants to be politically correct and say she looks fine, but we all know that she is a walking heart attack waiting to happen. not a good image for young black women and men who are suffering the most from complications related to obesity...

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  959. zoey

    Howard Stern is the most disgusting, grotesque person in show business. 99% of the stuff that leaves his mouth is profane. So she is overweight. What gives you the right to judge her. Thats a personal issue for her, it doesnt affect you and your everyday life. I find your to be a horrific looking man, your hair is nasty and your face, well, I am not even going there. I dont see you running out trying to do anything about it. But guess what, I could care less because it doesnt affect my life. Your badgering of her size is what is wrong with this world, its why everyone is so fake and plastic. Its garbage like this that has the young girls today thinking they all have to go under the knife.

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  960. Gail

    People who complain about Howard don't listen to his show. He's blunt, honest and truthful. What he said about her was the truth. She's huge and is a heart attack waiting to happen which is tragic. Her going on about Chic Filet was disgusting. I was at a gym when she was on tv and all of us listening to her were grossed out. In fact I said, "Yea, that's what she needs...fast food"

    Keep it real Howard. Love you!

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  961. MaryR

    How could anyone think Howard Stern was right to criticize her for her weight and color combination? As a fat person myself, I can honestly say that EVERYONE feels the need to tell me I'm fat and that I should lose wieght. I KNOW!!! I eat salads, I exercise. Not every fat person is an overeating couch potato with poor moral values and lack of self-control. I personally blame my fat mother and my fat father. You people with normal-sized parents are clueless and say stupid, hurtful things without knowing what you're talking about. There are a lot of stupid people making comments today.

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  962. Jen

    Well... there is some validity in his comments. Being overweight is almost certainly not a good thing for one's health, and of course it won't help her career. Prejudice against those who are overweight is the one "OK" prejudice now- and this is doubly so in Hollywood. We know this. But to be rude about it? That's not going to do any good. And if she is as good an actress as she must be to have gotten to this point, it is a shame that he can't find something positive to say about her, rather than insult her over something like that. Perhaps a private comment to her if he is truly concerned about her health- but not something publicly derogatory.

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  963. Glen Chalmers

    Lucia C
    Hit the nail right on the head. I would like him with amnesia in a room with no mirrors. And comment on his own show and see how flatering he would be about himself. People like him make this whole world a little darker. Howard grow thw (F) up.

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  964. jason

    to hehehe,
    Are you trying to compare ELVIS to this black girl? Even Kathy Bates or Dom Deluise? You put all three together and they barely make one Gabourey Sidibe. That's not being mean, that's being real. Dom and Kathy may be big, but Gabourey Sidibe is morbidly obese

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  965. ST

    Yes, she is very overweight, but that doesn't give anyone the right to call her names or speculate of what she may or may not become. I just read where she has landed a role on a show on Showtime. I do think she is o