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Parents TV Council: Stop Howard Stern from joining American Idol!

The Parents Television Council has a message for Sirius radio shock jock Howard Stern’s reported plans to join American Idol: No pasará—he shall not pass.

“WHEREAS Howard Stern is one of the most profane, sexually-explicit and anti-family performers in the history of the broadcast medium;” declares the PTC’s latest resolution and petition (which the group would like you to sign), “and in discussing the possibility of becoming a judge on American Idol on his radio program gave audiences a preview of what he would bring to the table as a judge, talking about getting ‘little boys hard’.”

And, if the reports about this prove true . . .

We [you, if you sign the petition] will no longer watch the program; we will share our concern with our friends, family and others in our social circle; and we will contact every sponsor and urge them to consider whether they should associate their corporate image with a man who talks about ‘getting little boys hard.’  And if Stern says anything that we feel is in violation of broadcast decency laws, we will take immediate action by filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission against our local Fox affiliate.  We ask you to immediately repudiate these rumors and commit publicly to keeping American Idol safe for family viewing.”

The petition is directed towards Kevin Reilly, President of Fox Entertainment and Simon Fuller, Executive Producer of American Idol. It is unclear whether Stern is really American Idol bound. I can’t figure out where the creepy ‘little boys’ comment allegedly comes from, but the New York Post has details about the rest.

Stern does have a poll on his website with the following question. “Which show should Howard save by becoming its host?” The choices are The Tonight Show or American Idol. And he’s got a rant about what works on the latter show (not Ellen DeGeneres).

My vote is that Stern should continue to focus on saving Sirius radio, which has paid him quite a penny for his presence there, and which is doing well considering the odds, but still struggling. Plus Sirius is beyond the reach of the Federal Communications Commission’s idiotic indecency rules.

Kevin Reilly, President of Fox Entertainment  & Simon Fuller, Executive Producer of American Idol

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8 Responses to Parents TV Council: Stop Howard Stern from joining American Idol!

  1. Doggy February 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    HAHAHA and Paula is such a great role model. I’d rather keep Stern on Sirius anyways!

  2. leslie stein February 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    I agree…Stern is totally wrong for American Idol…Why would he even consider it after spending a good deal of his career fighting for his ability to be uncensored??
    Seems the show should be less concerned with filling the negative aspect of Simon and more concerned with the fact that his critiques stem from his musical knowledge, seeing the marketability of a contestant, ear and experience.
    How about Billy Joel…teacher, writer, musician?

  3. bobby d February 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    howard would be the perfect replacement for simon and perfect for idol. he knows how to be funny and has as much knowledge of music and the industry as paula, kara, ellen, randy, and even simon. what have they done that make them so knowledgeable?

  4. Mike February 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    I would love to see Howard Stern on American Idol. He is honest and is not afraid to say what everyone else is thinking.

  5. fal February 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    With out Simon Cow the show will be nothing, no one can take his place, Simon in the show.

  6. Jason Mills February 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    What a ridiculous waste of time and effort. First, have you even listened to Stern lately, his “profane” nature is no worse then anything seen on television at any time of the day. Despite the ability to curse on the air, you will never hear him do it. Secondly, there is little to no chance that the offer would be made and less that it would be accepted. So you are wasting time fighting something that won’t even happen. Why don’t you spend time and money on something that would actually benefit someone instead of targeting non-issues.

  7. Rob B. February 12, 2010 at 3:03 am #

    When are these people going to get a life… have they ever heard of RATINGS? Howard brings attention, controversy, and viewership to every venue to which he is associated. Not only is he an ideal replacement for Simon, but should also be seriously considered for late-night TV. His brilliant, almost 30-year career speaks for itself.

  8. Eric February 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I’m not even a big Stern fan, but his presence would infinitely improve the borefest that is American Idol. It seems like everyone, Simon included, are just going through the motions these days anyway. At least a guy like Howard might think of some creative insults to spew at the “singers”.

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