WHen did Howard finally admit the he is full Jewish?

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  1. h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0

    h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0 Xavier's water boy Banned User

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    Listening to Stern Show Shuffle from 1999 and he's still pedaling the "half-Italian" lie.

    I actually remember hearing Howard come clean... Robin even said at the time -- quite innocently -- "I thought you were half Italian?" -- but I don't recall when that happened.
     
  2. Anfkid

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    when andy dick fucked on his jewyism

    translation he used his religion to get him into the paper. otherwise he could give a fuck.
     
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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    Some time during the Sirius years. Some caller asked him about it and he came clean. Had some bullshit story about how it was all for humor. Wasn't funny then ain't funny now.
     
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    the guy's got a lot of nerve when he now comes down on jewish performers who changed their names to goy ones...at the same time patting himself on the back for keeping stern.
     
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    I thought his parents outed him on the first history of Howard stern special
     
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    Missypooh RN Well-Known Member

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    I thought everyone always knew that it was a joke.... :dontknow: He always seemed to laugh a little when he said it, didn't he??
     
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    It was more of an ongoing bit than a lie. People also knew that he wasn't a Vietnam vet when he told those stories.
     
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    I remember for years when a guest or caller would remark that Howard was Jewish and he would always interrupt, "HALF-Jewish".
     
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    he put 2 & 2 together: full neurotic, penis envy, and obsessed with money.
     
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    ...& a fondness for bagels & lox = minus the cream cheese, obviously (empty calories, Robin)
     
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    maybe, but he was very glad when it was believed and wasn't so glad when it would be brought up. i remember a caller and even benjy called him out on it and both were given a quick mutter of something like "oh, you get the joke" and moved on. i'm thinking early on it was a lie that he justified by thinking he would avoid some bigotry. as it went along he was quite happy to keep going with it, figuring that it would be easy to just say it was a joke if outed. there were many, many times howard would say he was half-jewish without any joke attached to it in any way. i get that he can claim it was one big joke on the audience, but it was something i never questioned as it was something i just never thought about. and that, i believe, was what he was going for. he was obviously embarrassed by his full judaism and created a "bit" to hide it as long and as much as possible.
     
  12. h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0

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    This is my take on it as well. :cig:
     
  13. newcastlefan

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    on the roast when Gilbert Gottfried got to the microphone, pointed to Howard's parents and asked "Which one of them is the goyim?"
     
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    i remember back on the evil, gross, hate site, some people really believed he was half italian and would fight with me about it.
     
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    Man, I can't wait till Karma hits him in the face for all the years he lied and pissed on his fans. WE made him the billionaire he is. Supporting and defending him all these years. I hope Im alive to witness the crash.

    End of rant.
     
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    I'm not Jewish so I might be wrong, but I always thought that the joke was that a person couldn't be half Jewish. I thought that if your mother was Jewish, you were considered Jewish. I just always thought that it was a ridiculous joke, like the Vietnam stuff.
     
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    I am Jewish, and agree with you completely. I was always fascinated by this odd, unfunny bit. As recently as a few years ago, a caller to the wrap-up show asked Booey how Howard could be half Jewish if both his parents seemed to be Jewish and he sheepishly said, "I really don't know," effectively giving a non-answer. I, too, believe Stern was embarrassed by his religion and attempting to be more popular by semi-denying his heritage.
     
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    You are over analyzing this. It's an obvious joke because it's impossible to be half Jewish. You are or are not Jewish.
     
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    Howard's Jewish?
     
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    i always thought it was just a joke between Allison and Howard that he did on the air.

    but that 'Nam stuff was real! Howie and I served 11 tours in Nam! we hunted the gook noses and ears for our belts at night. These are real, documented history but everyone thinks it's just a bit.