Sandilands taken off air again following concentration camp comment

Kyle Sandilands’ radio career is hanging in the balance after today being suspended by Austereo for comments he made yesterday about the comedian Magda Szubanski losing weight in a concentration camp.  

In a short statement from 2Day FM general manager Adam Lang, the company said:

“2Day FM has suspended Kyle Sandilands following comments he made during The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday 8 September, 2009. The suspension will be in effect pending further discussions involving Kyle Sandilands and station management.

“2Day FM believes the comments made by Kyle were unacceptable and sincerely apologises and regrets any offence they caused.”

The decision by Austereo comes just three weeks after the Kyle & Jackie O show returned to the airwaves following a disastrous lie detector segment. While the pair quizzed a 14 year old girl about her sexual experiences she blurted out that she had been raped.


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