‘He’s like Hitler’: Howard Stern slams Kanye West

Stern, a prominent US radio voice since 1986, slammed Kanye West, comparing him to Hitler in Wednesday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show.

Howard Stern (photo credit: REUTERS)
Howard Stern
(photo credit: REUTERS)

Legendary talk-radio host Howard Stern – who is known for his Jewish origins – slammed Kanye West in Wednesday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show.

“This is so depressing. I mean, Kanye used to be fun crazy. Now he’s like Hitler,” the controversial radio host declared, harkening back to West’s recent antisemitic rants.

“I’m really tired of people excusing his behavior, by saying, ‘Well, he’s just mentally ill… if he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?”

If he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?”

-Howard Stern
 Kanye West during the Cincinnati Bengals game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium (credit: MARK J. REBILAS-USA TODAY SPORTS) Kanye West during the Cincinnati Bengals game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium (credit: MARK J. REBILAS-USA TODAY SPORTS)

Stern, a prominent US radio voice since 1986, also responded to one of West’s many antisemitic accusations – that the “Jewish underground media mafia” refers to him as a rapper rather than a billionaire or tycoon out of spite. 

“If a newspaper article doesn't point out the fact that you're some sort of designer or genius, maybe that's not because (the author is) Jewish, but maybe because he just doesn't put that much thought into who the f*** you are and what your business is.”

Kanye West’s latest controversy

In early October West accused rapper Sean Diddy Combs of being controlled by Jewish people and parroted an antisemitic conspiracy theory that he could not be antisemitic because black people are Jewish.

Just days later, on October 9th, West tweeted "When I wake up I’m going death con 3 [sic] on Jewish people," likely incorrectly referring to a stage in the defense readiness condition of the United States military, or DEFCON. "You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone [who] opposes your agenda."

West has also recently blamed “Jewish Zionists” for sexually-explicit news stories about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her then-boyfriend Pete Davidson on the "Drink Champs" podcast Monday. The rapper also seemed to deny a request when he was asked to visit the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles, saying "I want you to visit Planned Parenthood, that's our Holocaust Museum." 

Gadi Zaig and Michael Starr contributed to this report.