Howard Stern says Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s weepy apology to Dancing with the Stars contestant Erin Andrews wasn’t really an apology at all.
Hasselbeck has been in hot water since statements she made on Tuesday’s The View that the man who stalked and videotaped Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room without her knowledge could have avoided jail time by just watching Andrews shimmy around in skimpy outfits on Dancing with the Stars.
See a slideshow of Erin Andrews’ outfits on Dancing with the Stars here and judge for yourself
“It was crazy,” said Stern of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s statements on Thursday morning’s Howard Stern Show. “It was a crazy statement, so she went on the air yesterday and cried and sort of apologized, but didn’t really. She said: ‘I hurt someone’s feelings,’ but she didn’t say she was wrong. And I was just thinking like, women are so mean to other women.”
Watch video of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s original statements on The View and her apology here
Howard Stern continued: “The apology wasn’t that ‘I said something wrong’ it was ‘I hurt someone,’ and there’s a big distinction. Women have to stick up for one another.”
“I was shocked she said it,” said Stern who also revealed the shocking tidbit that he knows and even likes Hasselbeck in real life. “It sounded like when women go: ‘Well, you know, she got raped, but you know, she deserved it cause look how she dresses.’ It’s like saying when you dress like that, what do you expect?'”
Stern offered a bit of wisdom garnered from decades of saying stuff that pisses people off: “You can’t say stuff like that…You know, I say a lot of provocative things, but I do believe everything I do say.”
Howard Stern says The View is ‘unwatchable’
Howard Stern said this isn’t the first time he’s seen The View feature girl-on-girl verbal violence.
“Other girls,…they’re just so vicious with one another,” said Stern, reflecting on his experiences with his own three daughters. “When I watch The View I see it. Like Whoopi going: ‘It wasn’t RAPE rape.'”
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Stern was referring to a discussion on The View during which moderator Whoopi Goldberg said that Roman Polanski’s drugging and sodomizing of a 13-year-old girl “wasn’t RAPE rape”.
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