Howard Stern Made a Seven-Year-Old Cry On ‘America’s Got Talent’
When Howard Stern was hired to be a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ the expectation was that he was going to be tough on the contestants. The always controversial radio host played into that during the run up to his debut. “I think you owe it to the contestants to offer criticism,” he told Matt Lauer while promoting the show.
But, so far, the self-proclaimed King Of All Media has been a big softy. In fact, last night Howard became so distraught that his quick elimination vote caused a seven-year-old to cry that he sounded like he wanted to quit the show. See what happened below.
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“This job is too rough for me, I don’t really wanna do it anymore,” Stern said after embracing the pint-sized rapper Mir Money, who began weeping after Howard gave him the dreaded “X” just seconds into his performance.
Stern tried to make Mir feel better by telling him he was a good kid and better than most rappers he has on his radio show, and that seemed to calm the child down a bit.
As for Howard, there was no calming him down. “I’m not cut out for this, man. I’m shaking. I can’t do it, man. I can’t do it,” Stern said after returning to the judge’s table.
It looks like this judging thing is more difficult than the “King of all Media” imagined.