Howard Stern may not be best known for holding his tongue when it comes to the things on his mind, but his recent rant about singer Sam Smith was an epic one, even by Stern’s standards.
The notorious radio DJ decided that he would dedicate some minutes to ripping poor Sam Smith apart, so the Sirius XM host launched his offensive on the singer, referring to him as “fat, ugly,” and a bunch of other less than complimentary things.
Nevertheless, among all the insults, Howard Stern did say that he “loves” Sam Smith for being what he dubbed, the “male Adele,” a comment perhaps that Smith wasn’t too happy about either.
In Howard Stern’s own words, “You know what I like about the guy? He’s an ugly motherf–ker. He’s fat. Is he gay? He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate.”
Naturally, Stern didn’t stop there as he went on to offer up some very veiled compliments about Sam Smith, if you could even call them that,
“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.”
For his part, Smith decided he’d take to Twitter to defend himself upon reading what had been said about him and unlike Howard Stern, Smith kept it short and sweet, tweeting,“Can’t believe what I’ve just read.”
Once he had gathered his thoughts about Stern’s comments, a little later in the day, Smith then tweeted one simple but ever-so-timely word.
That word was “IGNORE.”