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Following Sunday’s Oscars, shock jock Howard Stern took to the mic to attack Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and Oprah Winfrey on his Sirius/XM radio show. During the Academy Awards, Winfrey introduced Sidibe as a Best Actress nominee, complimenting her acting skills and stating that this is just the start of her long acting career. After hearing Winfrey’s remarks and seeing Sidibe at the Oscars, Stern responded in disgust.
He spoke about Sidibe saying, “There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie.” He added, “She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?”
Stern also took jabs at Oprah saying, “Oprah's another liar, a filthy liar. She's telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she's going to have a career.”
Stern’s assessment has been proven wrong. According to ABC News, the 26 year old actress has signed on to a recurring role on the new Showtime series, The C Word and will star opposite Zoe Kravitz in the film Yelling to the Sky.
Listen to Stern and co-host Robin Quivers talk about Sidibe and Winfrey: