Will “America’s Got Talent” Be Boycotted Due To Howard Stern?
When Howard Stern was announced as the new judge on “America’s Got Talent”, the Parents Television Council protested the move. And now, they’re taking it a step further. The PTC has sent a letter to 91 companies that have advertised with the show, demanding that they boycott the new season,which premieres next Monday. Apparently they feel like Howard is going to destroy your children, and totally ruin humanity.
The letter says, quote, “Stern’s reputation for sleaze and misogyny is well known, and to our knowledge his only previous judging experience consisted of looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for ‘Playboy’. “He once told a female guest, ‘I would like to kiss you and chop off your feet, I wanna bite off your fingers, I wanna have sex with you and throw you in a ditch and chop your head off.’ “Does such commentary accurately reflect your corporate values?” The letter ends with this threat: Quote, “I assure you that every advertiser will be held accountable for underwriting any of the inevitably vile antics of Howard Stern.” There’s been no response from NBC, Stern or the show.
You can download a .PDF of the whole letter HERE.
What do you think? Should Howard be banned and lose a million dollar gig because of his day job? Think about it, Eddie Murphy was one of the most foul mouthed entertainers on the planet and now, every kid loves him as “Donkey” in the Shrek Movies. Howard Stern is a “Shock Jock”. It his job to be disgusting and foul. He makes millions doing it but he also has a family and believe it or not has the ability to clean up when needed.