Following his latest vitriolic attack on a female journalist, Kyle Sandilands continues to provide his employers with more shock than jock. Indeed this one man misogynist band’s deplorable excuse for entertainment has led to public outcry on social media networks Facebook and Twitter, and has spurred the rise of a petition of more than 32,000 signatures all demanding the radio station 2dayfm clean up the public air waves and “Sack Vile Kyle” (http://www.change.org/petitions/
Perhaps SCA executives feel that Mr Sandilands’ string of public violations is to be condoned, at least by their paying sponsors. They (SCA) certainly don’t care about the public’s best interests whose frustrations expressed in thousands of signatures, phone calls, emails, Facebook and twitter messages continue to go unheard, but for how long? How many more appalling displays of bad behaviour does that public have to endure? Is the long list of offences not long enough already?
On The Kyle and Jackie O Show on 2Day FM, Sandilands and Jackie O interviewed three of golfer Tiger Woods’s former mistresses, with Sandilands asking one of them in reference to the size of the star's genitals if he was a ‘‘massive donkey’’. When she responded with yes, he asked her: ''Were you surprised, [saying] 'Man, you're half Asian, half black, obviously the half black is what's going on downstairs'?''
On his radio show, Sandilands suggested Australian comedian Magda Szubanski, who was a spokeswoman for a weight-loss company, would lose more weight in a concentration camp. Szubanski is of Polish origin, a country where many of the worst Nazi concentration camps were located.
A 14-year-old girl appeared on Sandilands' 2Day FM show, strapped to a lie detector to be questioned by Sandilands, Jackie O and the girl's mother. After the girl revealed she was raped at the age of 12 in response to a question from her mother, Sandilands said: ''Right ... is that the only experience you’ve had?'' Public outrage followed and Sandilands was sacked from his job as a judge on Australian Idol by Channel Ten.
As a judge on Australian Idol, Sandilands described contestant Bobby Flynn as a ''full mong''. The term "mong'' refers to mongoloids and has been used in the past as a label for people with Down Syndrome. Sandilands' manager said at the time the comment was taken out of context and was a ‘‘slang term’’ and not meant to refer to people with Down Syndrome. A fortnight earlier he told contestant and eventual runner-up Jessica Mauboy she should ''lose the jelly belly'' if she wanted to succeed.
On his radio show, Sandilands called a heavily pregnant journalist, Fiona Connolly, a ‘'fat toad'’, ‘'fat lying mole'’ and ‘'little cretin'’, after a column she wrote about faked phone calls on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
As a judge on Australian Idol, Sandilands criticised the weight of contestant Kate DeAraugo (who went on to win the 2005 Australian Idol), telling her she had ''tuckshop lady arms''.
These examples are only a few but they are by no means in isolation yet each one is followed by a public apology by Sandilands’ employers (http://www.2dayfm.com.au/shows/kyleandjackieo/kyle-sandilands-statement-december-2011, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/
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