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    Here's the BBC Article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8181076.stm

    And here's the incident in question:



    The guy (Kyle Sandilands) has lost his job on 'Australian Idol' and I think it will be a miracle if he keeps his radio job.

    I just wanted to hear some views from other people because I personally think it's ridiculous. Sandilands had no idea that the girl had been raped and his comments were obviously said in shock on live radio - now he has to pay for the mistake of the girls mother with his career.

    The mother is the idiot in this situation (and probably the producers of the radio show), taking the girl to do this when she knew about the rape - how insensitive can she be? I just don't understand why they're using the radio hosts as scapegoats.

    Your opinions?
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    Here's the BBC Article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8181076.stm

    And here's the incident in question:



    The guy (Kyle Sandilands) has lost his job on 'Australian Idol' and I think it will be a miracle if he keeps his radio job.

    I just wanted to hear some views from other people because I personally think it's ridiculous. Sandilands had no idea that the girl had been raped and his comments were obviously said in shock on live radio - now he has to pay for the mistake of the girls mother with his career.

    The mother is the idiot in this situation (and probably the producers of the radio show), taking the girl to do this when she knew about the rape - how insensitive can she be? I just don't understand why they're using the radio hosts as scapegoats.

    Your opinions?
    Totally agree with you. They should .. that's one bad mum :s:
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    it's awful
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    Here's the BBC Article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8181076.stm

    And here's the incident in question:



    The guy (Kyle Sandilands) has lost his job on 'Australian Idol' and I think it will be a miracle if he keeps his radio job.

    I just wanted to hear some views from other people because I personally think it's ridiculous. Sandilands had no idea that the girl had been raped and his comments were obviously said in shock on live radio - now he has to pay for the mistake of the girls mother with his career.

    The mother is the idiot in this situation (and probably the producers of the radio show), taking the girl to do this when she knew about the rape - how insensitive can she be? I just don't understand why they're using the radio hosts as scapegoats.

    Your opinions?
    "Sandilands was accused of further insensitivity when after the revelation he asked: "Right, and is that the only sexual experience you've had?" "

    That's deep. He should have been sacked.
    That's showbusiness!
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    That's very sad.

    edit: the mum's an idiot and I don't think the presenter should have been sacked.
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    Only in Australia

    Lets be honest the place is basically Essex on an Island
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    Here's the BBC Article:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8181076.stm

    And here's the incident in question:



    The guy (Kyle Sandilands) has lost his job on 'Australian Idol' and I think it will be a miracle if he keeps his radio job.

    I just wanted to hear some views from other people because I personally think it's ridiculous. Sandilands had no idea that the girl had been raped and his comments were obviously said in shock on live radio - now he has to pay for the mistake of the girls mother with his career.

    The mother is the idiot in this situation (and probably the producers of the radio show), taking the girl to do this when she knew about the rape - how insensitive can she be? I just don't understand why they're using the radio hosts as scapegoats.

    Your opinions?
    Well, he did ask afterwards "is that your only experience". I think the fact he carried on and asked that question is most probably the reason he has lost his job.

    And yes, that is one bad mother.
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    :facepalm:

    It's all rather ridiculous. :erm:
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    I thought my mum was invading my privacy when she read my diary!! :O
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    The mum is definately to blame, why would you do that to your child.
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    (Original post by emmie19)
    "Sandilands was accused of further insensitivity when after the revelation he asked: "Right, and is that the only sexual experience you've had?" "

    That's deep. He should have been sacked.
    That's showbusiness!
    I wouldn't hold that against him too much. He said it as a jerk reaction to the long pause. He didn't have time to comprehend the answer and tried to carry on as normal, probably while trying to process the thoughts of how ****** he was. It was an Alan Partridge-like pathetic response to the situation.

    That said, the guy and girl are horrible for staging this in the first place. The idea of using a polygraph (unreliable) for questioning a 14 year old on her sexual life is disgusting. It's probably no loss that they're gone.
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    (Original post by sron)
    I wouldn't hold that against him too much. He said it as a jerk reaction to the long pause. He didn't have time to comprehend the answer and tried to carry on as normal, probably while trying to process the thoughts of how ****** he was. It was an Alan Partridge-like pathetic response to the situation.

    That said, the guy and girl are horrible for staging this in the first place. The idea of using a polygraph (unreliable) for questioning a 14 year old on her sexual life is disgusting. It's probably no loss that they're gone.
    It's deeply insensetive, I can imagine trouble for you if were a nurse for example. He should have been sympathic and stopped it.

    Agree with you in the second paragraph though. I'm shocked the mum allowed the question to even be risked! How horrible!
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    The mother is a stupid, insensitive idiot :yes:.
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    (Original post by emmie19)
    It's deeply insensetive, I can imagine trouble for you if were a nurse for example. He should have been sympathic and stopped it.
    Well he isn't a trained specialist and probably isn't too smart either. I couldn't say confidently that I would react much better if I was in his place (though I never would be). I don't see the point of attacking him for a jerk-reaction insensitive comment when the issue is clearly how the show is run, as well as the mother's colossal idiocy.
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    (Original post by sron)
    Well he isn't a trained specialist and probably isn't too smart either. I couldn't say confidently that I would react much better if I was in his place (though I never would be). I don't see the point of attacking him for a jerk-reaction insensitive comment when the issue is clearly how the show is run, as well as the mother's colossal idiocy.
    Mum can't be fired... and everyone heard it on the radio... it's not like the girl was 18 either... very unprofessional.
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    I don't really understand.

    The daughter is clearly upset about this. Why would your mother ask publicly about your sex life?
    How is this the man's fault? He said one thing in the interview, trying to make the conversation divert away from the rape case.

    May I also point out the mother said it before him. After the daughter said 'I told you..' the mother said 'I mean apart from that' or words to that effect.
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    It was insensitive for him to bring in that question, but I believe the mother is ultimately at blame for this.
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    While he was insensitive saying that line after she mentioned she was raped, the mother was far worse. Apparantly she was smiling when she asked the question? And it was clearly the mother more at fault here...
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    What on Earth was her mum thinking?
    I mean, what the hell? She should have her parenting passport taken away, honestly.
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    Goddamn the mother needs a hard slap upside the head. Staggering stupidity. The host shouldn't be punished at all.
 
 
 
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