Sandilands: Labelled a misogynist by Pickering
Radio presenter Kyle Sandilands has been labelled a misogynist in an attack broadcast on his own network. The swipe at Sandilands was aired on the Today Network’s national Hamish & Andy drivetime show during a pre-Logies special.
After pointing out that Australia’s Got Talent was up for a Logie TV award, Ten’s Charlie Pickering was challenged by hosts Hamish Blake and Andy Lee to demonstrate an impression of Sandilands, who is a judge on AGT.
Pickering began his mock Sandilands acceptance speech saying: “Mate, I hated it. Mate, Australia doesn’t have talent.”
After pausing, he drew laughs from Blake and Lee when he told them: “Sorry, every word coming into my head is literally too misogynistic to say on the radio.”
Returning to the Sandilands impression Pickering went on: “Governor General: Don’t like you, you’re a woman… anyone noticed that the Prime Minister has a vagina? No thanks.”
Hear the audio:
“Thank you very much, I’ve been Kyle Sandilands, good night.”
Although Pickering’s comments came at a live broadcast in front of an audience at the show’s pre-Logies spit roast, they are also included in the show’s podcast highlights.
The Today Network is facing working under tighter licence conditions following Sandiland’s attack last November on journalist Alison Stephenson in which he attacked her weight, breast size and hair.
In the category – most popular light entertainment program – Hamish & Andy’s Gap year, for Nine, beat AGT to the Logie.
The Today Network did not wish to comment.