Radio stunt backfires for Kyle & Jackie O

kyle jackieFormer Big Brother hosts -and Australian Idol judge- Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, are under fire today for a comedy stunt that misfired on their radio show on 2DAY FM.

The stunt saw a 14yo girl answering “lie detector” style questions from put to her by her mother, live on radio.

“Have you ever had sex?” the mother asked.

The 14-year-old replied: “I’ve already told you the story about this … and don’t look at me and smile because it’s not funny.”

Amid on-air pauses the girl blurted out, “Oh OK … I got raped when I was 12 years old.”

Amid stunned silence, Kyle Sandilands then replied, “Right … is that the only experience you’ve had?”

With the moment clearly in disarray, it took Jackie O to apologise and abort the stunt, offering access to counselling for the girl.

Jenny Parkes, 2DayFM general manager issued a statement saying: “All due care and consideration was given to the family and clearly we didn’t know anything about the incident.

“The moment we became aware of it was live on air and we shut it down as soon as we possibly could.

“As is only appropriate, we are offering all the assistance we can to the family, including counselling, in what is of course an extraordinarily difficult situation.”

According to Sydney Morning Herald, the girl had told Sandilands, “I’m scared … it’s not fair,” before the questions started.

You can hear some of the sequence here.

Sandilands, who regularly co-hosts his show from a base in LA, is due to return as a judge on Australian Idol next month.

Source: The Australian, Daily Telegraph, SMH.com.au

55 Comments:

  1. Shame shame and shameis the only word i can think of for this p***k and his co-host.. Send them to prison or somewhere away from public arena
    because they deserve to be rotten.
    Pigs they are (Both of them) who have no respect for anyone. They are not cool.They are cowards who only know how to get fame but insulting people or by making fun of people.
    Stand them in the middle of the road and then beat them both with a cane stick.
    Reckless bunch of idiots : anyone invloved who knew that they are going to ask these question to a poor girl

  2. Well I don’t like to say I told you so, but almost 2 weeks ago I posted here that the girl may well have been making up the rape allegation & surprise, surprise.

    Cheddar says:
    July 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    What if the girl was actually making up the rape allegation?

  3. Ok, this is in response to a number of people who have mis-interpreted the law.

    It isnot actually illegal to have sex with a 14 year old per se. It IS illegal for an adult to have sex with a minor, but it is not illegal for a minor to have sex with another minor. There are, however, distinctions. I can’t remember exactly how closely their ages need to be for it to be ‘legal’, but I do know it’s no more than 3 years difference.

    Having said that, it is still possible for a minor to rape another minor of the same age. So, the short version = If both are minors, and within ~ 1 year of each others age, then consent is the determining factor in deciding if it is rape. If one is not a minor (and does not lack the mental capacity to form ‘intent’), then consent is not an issue, and it is rape, regardless.

    Anyway, aside from all that, I’m glad to see kyle lost his job over it. Honestly!!! What kind of mind-numbing-brainless-moron- would continue to interrogate a child after hearing her admit to being raped?? I -for one- am glad that the answer to that question is “An unemployed one.”

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