Fox FM’s Matt & Jo hit back at Catherine Deveny comments over ‘everything that’s wrong with commercial radio’ promo shot

Matt & Jo promo poster

“It’s about his head. It’s about her body. Yuk”

Outspoken comedian Catherine Deveny has become embroiled in a row with Melbourne Fox FM radio hosts Matt Tilley and Jo Stanley after criticising an old promotional photograph of the pair on Twitter.

Last night she Tweeted the following about the 18-month old photo: “@CatherineDeveny: This photo sums up everything that’s wrong with commercial radio. It’s about his head. It’s about her body. Yuk. @CatherineDeveny: How could Matt and Jo think this photo is okay?”

Tilley responded: “You’re out of line, lady. And I will say this. If everything about commercial radio is so yuck, then how come some years ago, Catherine Deveny, you kept faxing me scripts, desperate to get on this show?”

Stanley added: “I actually find it kind of funny, I’ve been in radio so long that I’m used to certain people assuming that it is a very sexist industry – and for many women it has been that case, but for myself, I have only ever had incredible support on this show and here at Fox FM, and so I’ve just said ‘look you know what, I don’t define myself by a photo, I define myself by what I say,’.”

Deveny was famously sacked from The Age in 2010 for Tweeting from The Logies that she hoped then 11-year-old Bindi Irwin would have sex, and that she hoped Rove McManus’s new wife Tasma Walton would not die as his former wife Belinda Emmett had.


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