Howard Stern Lashes Out at ‘Racist’ Colleague for Linking BTS to Coronavirus

‘The Howard Stern Show’ host labels Salvatore ‘Sal’ Governale ‘a***hole’ for insisting there was ‘no way’ the members of the Korean pop group didn’t have the virus.

AceShowbizHoward Stern hit out at “racist” comments made by one of his colleagues after K-pop sensation BTS (Bangtan Boys) visited the SiriusXM studios.

The DJ, who hosts a show for the station, branded Salvatore ‘Sal’ Governale an “a**ehole” after he claimed there was “no way” the members of the “Boy with Luv” group didn’t have coronavirus, which originated in China.

Speaking on his show, the 66-year-old explained that Governale, who has appeared on the station since 1996, was “freaking out” because the singers are from Korea.

“BTS is from Korea and Sal was freaking out. BTS was here at Sirius on Friday and Sal was saying, ‘There’s no way those guys don’t have the coronavirus,’ ” he explained. “He was like every a**hole!”

The star’s co-host Robin Quivers said that the band are “touring all the time”, with producer Gary Dell’Abate noting: “Every celebrity who walks through the door is traveling all over the world — not just Asians.”

Coronavirus, began in Wuhan, China, and while over 1,700 cases have been confirmed in South Korea, the virus has also spread to the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Germany, France, Iran and Italy.

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