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Radio host Adam Carolla said that he's no longer welcome on "The Howard Stern Show" because of his disagreements with the host regarding COVID-19.
On "The Adam Carolla Show," the comedian and guest host Teresa Strasser discussed a story about Howard Stern's reaction to talk show host Bill Maher. Maher critiqued Stern's love life on his podcast "Club Random," which prompted Stern to state that his friendship with Maher was over.
Stern's reaction stemmed from Maher's comments that the radio host gushes over his wife too often on his show.
"He goes on about how much he loves his wife, Beth [Stern], which he has been doing on the air for like 10 years," Maher reportedly remarked. "But we know Howard had this other wife before Beth," he added.
“Could we just not gush about the person while the other person can still hear it?” Maher said, according to the Huffington Post.
Stern responded to Maher's comments, “What a sexist thing to say! Like, what a convoluted, nutty thing to say."
“I think I’m no longer friends with him," he added.
"That didn't seem that harsh," Carolla said about the anecdote. "I think Howard's skin's getting a little thinner as he gets a little older," he added.
This prompted Strasser to ask Carolla if he had been on Stern's show in recent months.
"Have you been on his show in a while? You were great on that show!"
"No. I'm no longer welcome on that show because I was right about everything COVID," Carolla quickly replied. "So it's important that I be punished for being correct about everything COVID."
"Were you wrong about anything?" another host asked. "Not COVID-related, nothing, no ... you can bring it up," he remarked.
Carolla was one of the earliest critics of COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns, tweeting in September 2020 that it "turns out the people dying from covid are old or sick or both."
Turns out the people dying from covid are old or sick or both. How many of you pussy's got played ? and who's going to get played the next time.— Adam Carolla (@Adam Carolla) 1598936767
After facing harsh criticism for his remarks, the comedian stood his ground. “No one appreciates being called a ‘pussy.’ I get it,” he said, according to the Wrap.
"I think the backlash has to do with ostensibly being right in many cases," he opined. “We’re living in a callous world. You guys wanna f**king close down society, you’re gonna get some callous tweets. That’s how it works.”
Stern recently defended the idea of being called "woke," saying if woke means "I can’t get behind Trump" or "that I support people who want to be transgender, or I’m for the vaccine — dude, call me woke as you f**king want!"
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