Howard Stern Assures AGT Fans He Will Take His New Judging Gig "Seriously"

Fans of America’s Got Talent are either upset or happy that shock jock Howard Stern is officially Piers Morgan’s replacement. Though some people feel he’s an offensive person who will only taint the American public, Stern fired back sharing that he plans to take his job as AGT judge “seriously.”

Stern called into Piers Morgan Tonight where he responded to the backlash he was receiving especially from the Parents Television Council. “Networks shudder for people like this,” he said. “I guess they get their printer out and they make a letterhead and they start to complain that I’m some sort of weird pervert who is going to convert Americans into some kind of zombie sex fiends.”

He also told Morgan that he will be a “very good judge” and that he’s a fan of the show, he has no intentions on ruining it. His love of AGT isn‘t the only reason he got the job. “I think [NBC] became enamored with me because they knew I was honest,” he said. “Whatever you think of me, I will give you an honest opinion. My goal is to find real talent, to actually find someone who can become a major superstar.”

America’s Got Talent will be back in the summer, not only with a fresh judge, but new talent as well.

by Melissa Warner on December 19th, 2011

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