The 66-year-old shock jock comes under fire after an old video that shows he cracked racist jokes in minstrel-style makeup resurfaced and went viral online.
According to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, the skit takes aim at Ted Danson‘s infamous 1993 blackface performance with then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg and includes highly racist jokes, such as “what do you call a black rocket scientist?,” the punchline to which is the N-word.
When his audience seems shocked by the language, Stern, who plays Danson, defends himself by saying, “Whoopi wrote it” – seemingly implying the “Ghost” star was complicit in the racist vocabulary.
Fans cut the footage together with a recent appearance by Stern on U.S. TV show “The View” during which he claimed he’d never used the N-word.
The clip was first posted by controversial filmmaker Tariq Nasheed and bubbled up among right-wing Twitter users – possibly because Stern recently came out against President Donald Trump – and was eventually retweeted by Donald Trump, Jr.
Stern has yet to respond to the controversy himself.