Howard Stern con­sid­ers ‘woke’ a com­pli­ment

Sir­iusXM radio host Howard Stern clapped back at crit­ics for call­ing him “woke” and dou­bled down by embrac­ing the label.
The con­tro­ver­sial radio star react­ed to crit­i­cisms from fans upset about Stern’s grad­ual change of tone.
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“I hear that a lot that I’m not good any­more because I’m woke. By the way, I kind of take that as a com­pli­ment that I’m woke,” he said on his show Mon­day.
He added, “And if woke means I can’t get behind Trump, which is what I think it means, or that I sup­port peo­ple who want to be trans­gen­der or I’m for the vac­cine, dude, call me woke as you f***ing want.”
Lis­ten­ers of his satel­lite radio show have lis­tened to Stern’s evo­lu­tion in views from being a shock jock push­ing the bound­aries of con­tro­ver­sial top­ics and sex­u­al­ly charged con­tent on air. His lat­est com­men­tary has grown increas­ing­ly crit­i­cal of Repub­li­cans, for­mer Pres­i­dent D …