Howard Stern has defended Ellen
DeGeneres from her critics and bashed anti-gay GOP presidential
candidate Rick Santorum and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Stern strongly defended DeGeneres on
his Thursday The Howard Stern Show.
The group One Million Moms has called
on JCPenney to fire DeGeneres as its spokesperson because she is
DeGeneres calls One Million Moms “haters;” cheers Prop 8 ruling.)
“You know, I am not the world's
biggest Ellen DeGeneres fan, but I'll tell you what: I will defend
her to the end. If JCPenney fires Ellen DeGeneres, I will call on
all my listeners to boycott JCPenney and I will do everything I can
for Ellen DeGeneres,” Stern told co-host Robin Quivers.
“What do you want these [gay] people
to do? Do you really want Ellen to go away? Do you want her to die?
You want a public flogging of this woman?”
“You want her to force herself to be
with a man to make you happy?” Quivers said.
On Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann,
who both strongly oppose gay rights, Stern called them “the worst
two people on the planet.”
“It's unbelievable,” Stern said.
“I mean, come on, we got one shot at life. As far as I know, you
don't come back again. You want to make some 14-year-old girl kill
herself? What are you, fucking nuts?” (The audio is embedded in
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