Howard Stern Responds To Resurfaced Videos Of Him In Blackface, Using N-Word

Videos of Howard Stern, with a black face, have reappeared and caused a stir on social media when people described the radio host as "racist and stupid."
The 66-year-old said about the controversy on Monday in his SiriusXM morning show: "I own it."
"There's nothing new here, we all know I was the craziest motherfucker on the radio," said Stern. "So crazy that I might have been crazy."
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Last week and over the weekend, several people shared clips of various cases where Stern's face was black, causing the shock jock to respond.
A video shows Stern imitating actor Ted Danson's notorious Blackface appearance in 1993 on a celebrity roast for then friend Whoopi Goldberg. Stern mocked that moment against actor Sherman Hemsley (as Goldberg) and Robin Quivers. Stern recreated the scene for his pay-per-view show "New Year's Rotten Eve Pageant" in the same year.
Stern's black-lettered clip, which found its way to Twitter, was cut together with a recent appearance in "The View", where co-moderator Sunny Hostin made him aware of the use of the n-word. After Stern claims he never used it, the clip returns to his 93 sketch when he says the word several times.
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While Stern appears to be making fun of Danson's use of Blackface, the problematic clip on Twitter made the rounds and was even retweeted by Donald Trump Jr.
Others also noticed the clip and found another instance of Stern in black letters:
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People call @TuckerCarlson racist, but they are silent when it comes to Howard Stern wearing a black face and using the N-word

Howard thinks Trump supporters are stupid and racist.

But I think this video is racist and stupid of him. It is not funny.

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Hey @HowardStern and @sternshow, why are you lying about using the N-word? #nword #TheView #lies #racism #blackface
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This is not the only time Howard Stern has a black face:
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Here is @HowardStern in Blackface who spits out the "N" word ... and has the courage to call President Trump @realDonaldTrump racist !!!!
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Stern, who has often spoken out against President Donald Trump, also asked in his Monday exhibition whether the President and his eldest son Trump Jr. are behind the videos that are circulating.
"They actually" uncovered "things that were televised 30 years ago," said Stern, to which Quivers replied that she "completely forgot" the sketch.
Stern and Quivers continued to talk about the changes his show has undergone over the years and that many things he has done in the past have made him "flinch". From the Blackface sketch by Danson and Goldberg, he admitted that he "would not" do it now.
"Would I do the same now? Probably not, "he said, adding:" Not likely - would not. "
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