Howard Stern Defends, Expands on Gabourey Sidibe Slam: 'She's Going to Kill Herself'
Howard Stern railed on Monday with concerns for Gabourey Sidibe's weight "crisis" and her potential in show business. Those doubts were allayed -- with spectacular timing -- by news that Sidibe had landed roles in the Showtime drama The Big C and the film Yelling at the Sky. But today, Stern elaborated on his diatribe by comparing Sidibe to the show's troubled team member Artie Lange. "I kinda don't see a difference between what our Artie [Lange] did -- Artie tried to kill himself -- and I feel like this girl, in a slower way, but nevertheless the same outcome will be that she's going to kill herself." Full audio is embedded after the break.
Robin Quivers also stood behind the earlier statements, using Sidibe's new gigs as rationale for her concerns. "That's more people saying, 'Stay this way, because we're hiring you like this.'"