It worked for him!
Howard Stern has weighed in on Ellen DeGeneres’ apparent case of mercy and said that if he were in the talk show host’s shoes, he would “change [his] the whole picture. “
“I would go on the air and be a bitch’s son,” he said on Monday on SiriusXM’s “Howard Stern Show.” “People would come on and [I would] go, ‘F – k you.’ Be just ap-k. “
Stern continued, “So you think I’m kk? I’ll show you exactly. … I’m known in the air as ap-k, but off the air, I’m known as a good guy, you know, for the most part. “
Stern, 65, and DeGeneres, 62, have been friends for a long time ̵
Stern, who mentioned that he worked from his Hampton home during the pandemic, said that he counts among his employees a writer who has been late to work “900 times” without prosecution and that the brouhaha about the culture on “Ellen” has moved him to evaluate his own show.
“You know who has been abused in my workplace?” he asked. “Me.”
Earlier this month, Page Six exclusively reported that Stern’s contract extension on SiriusXM – his current deal is up at the end of the year – could be the biggest of the star’s career, if he decides to continue.
Whether DeGeneres intends to follow Stern’s advice when she returns to work on August 24 for “Ellen’s Games” remains to be seen. Insiders say that either way, she has no intention of quitting, despite the snowstorm of bad publicity – and at the same time downgrading – she faces since a Twitter thread in March launched a pile of former staff who accused her of creating a toxic work environment.
While several celebrities, including Kevin Hart and Katy Perry, have offered support to DeGeneres, little is being done to prevent the flow of anecdotes about her alleged nasty streak, including one by a Louisiana man who claimed DeGeneres bullied him as an 11-year-old when she worked at his mother’s New Orleans staffing agency early in his career.