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Kyle Sandilands is a massive dickhead

I'm quite confident that most of us know about the 14 year old rape revelation/lie detector test scandal that took place a few months ago on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, aired by Austereo.

Kyle Sandilands is an idiot. He says stupid things in public, things that shouldn't be said and have no place being said. Every month, he's involved in some sort of controversy.

The latest one is him making inapproriate comments in regards to Australian comic legend Magda Szubanski. For those who don't know, Magda has recently shed around 25kgs which is pretty phenomenal. This morning on air, Sandilands was claiming that Magda still has a lot of weight to lose.

"You put her in a concentration camp and you watch the weight fall," 
"Like she could be skinny."

First of all, Kyle Sandilands is not really in any position to be criticising anyone about being overweight. Especially not anyone who went through their weight loss journey in a very, very public way.
Second of all, I think it's horrid that he is using topics such as concentration camps/treatment of Jewish people as an example of what individuals should be doing to lose weight.

Magda gave a brief statement to Channel 9 this afternoon, stating "I couldn’t give two hoots about what Kyle says about me, but to trivialise what happened to people in concentration camps is abhorrent."

Well said. Obviously as she's a public figure, she's going to cop criticism off media outlets and the general public because that's how the fame game works and she's been in that game long enough to realise that. However, the issue of concentration camps and Nazi torture tactics is all too close to home for Magda. Her father is from Poland and witnessed first hand, a lot of the happenings that went on in some of the worst concentration camps.

A few sponsors of The Kyle and Jackie O Show withdrew their sponsorship from the show after the 14 year old lie detector scandal went to air. Now, following these comments many other sponsors are expected to also withdraw advertising commitments with the program.

I'd also like to make it clear that Kyle Sandilands is not the only radio shock jock who makes controversial comments such as these. He is just the only one who regularly makes it to news headlines because his audience is quite varied. Then there's people like Alan Jones who are just total right wing racists, that avoid many of their comments being publicised because a fair percentage of their audience are on par with Alan Jones' viewpoints, hence minimal complaints being made. I won't get into this anymore though.. I'll save it for another time.

Edit: As of Wednesday September 9th, Kyle has been suspended from the airwaves. The duration of said suspension has not yet been announced.

What do you think? Should Kyle be removed from air permanently?


Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

this is the first ive heard about it! absoluetly disgusting. TAKE HIM OFF THE AIR! just go away kyle, everyone hates you.

what an awesome comment by Magda too.

Adele said...

Just when I thought it wasn't possible for him to be any more of an ass-hat. How does he even know about concentration camps? It is fairly clear to me that his level of education isn't very high.
If this doesn't get him removed from the air and the public arena I might cry.

Kez said...

Well, he certainly is one big douche bag.
Thing is, he loves it.
Only when he stops being heard or stops getting attention will we all have some peace!
I think that saying things simply for the sake of shocking or getting media attention speaks of someone who has something missing inside themselves. In fact, it's no secret he had a tough childhood himself.

Sure, say something controversial if you truly believe it and it's about fighting for the rights of someone or for a cause you believe in, but being a rebel without a cause is so passe.

Carly said...

I've never listened to his radio show but I've read a few interviews in magazines and he comes across as a total tosser.
He thrives on the controversy. He just wants the attention - and doesn't care how he gets it.

Good on Magda - I think she looks great!

juliette said...

Kyle is a fucking racist pig. i'm sorry, but i absolutely loathe this man and i can't believe we are still letting him appear anywhere. it just proves australia is very right wing and racist.

Alex said...

Sure is, I mean, look who was Prime Minister for 11 years !

Miss Peregrin said...

Ugh, I hate this man so much, and I have ever since he started on Australian Idol. Who is he anyway, and why is his opinion of singers supposed to mean anything?

These latest comments are just outrageous though. I wish they'd just take him off the air already.

Alex said...

I feel sorry for him. I read into his life a bit earlier and it seems he had a pretty messed up childhood. Although, this is no excuse for what he has done, I can sort of see why he's a massive dickhead.

Tara said...

I was SO disgusted the last time he was taken off the air, surely the radio station will actually take him off the air for good now? I guess it's just sad that acting like a disgusting fucking pig will get a radio show ratings.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Ugh. What's wrong with him?! It almost seems like it was deliberate, why would he do something like this so soon after his last ridiculous stunt? Is he really that unaware of what he's saying?

5ft0 said...

I've just discovered your blog! I agree with your opinion on Kyle - he's a dickhead.

I mean, the stuff that comes out of his mouth is so predictable now. You know Kyle will have to have a crack at someone.

If Kyle stops being dickhead, then that's unpredictable.

A. said...

Haha, I think I heard something similar to that on Rove last night. It's so funny because it's so true.

& thanks for the comment :)