Howard isn't exactly the spokesperson for tact, but this latest dialog about Sam during his radio show really crosses a line. Bottom line, Stern comes off like a bully, even if he's trying to give some kind of (backhanded) compliment.
Howard is heard saying this about Sam during a countdown of songs: "You know what I like about the guy? He's an ugly (expletive). He's fat...Is he gay? He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate...I like that he's chubby and gay. That's why I love him. He's one of those guys I feel like, he's really good but I feel like that will be his only hit song -- beautiful voice. That's how good that song is. He's fat and he's gay and little girls worship him. That's when you know you have a good song and a good voice. I'd like to get him in here to congratulate him on beating the odds. He's like the male Adele."
Sam seemed to respond to Howard's comments on Twitter when he wrote: "Can't believe what I've just read." And "Ignore."
Can't believe what I've just read.- SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) January 25, 2015
Ignore.- SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) January 25, 2015