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Elle MacPherson calls out Howard Stern’s Jewiness

Australian supermodel and actress Elle MacPherson was interviewed for the Howard Stern show on Tuesday and some of her comments made a few people raise their eyebrows. When Stern asked MacPherson whether her children are bothered by a nude photograph of her displayed at her home, MacPherson became a little aggressive and maybe even … anti-Semetic?

She said, “Howard, I think you are just being absolutely Jewish!!!”

Howard replied with, “Why is that Jewish?”

“You’re being overprotective!” said MacPherson. “You sound like a nagging mother!”

Wait a minute, was that anti-Semitic? I’m not sure. But Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers had little doubt:

“I just thought that she had you pegged as Jewish and everything you do is Jewish … You weren’t doing anything particularly Jewish, but since you are Jewish and she obviously identified that, everything you do is Jewish … That was what I thought was odd. Wow.”

“Yeah, she was very consumed with it,” Stern agreed.

Odd as it may be, it probably wouldn’t have been as big a deal if Stern was, say, Italian, or some other culture known for its helicopter parenting. Should we expect a response from the ADL?

Here’s the interview:

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