Late last night (Thursday 26th April) almost a week after Kyle made these insensitive comments about baby Umar, SackVileKyle released this media statement describing Kyle's behaviour and his complete disregard for the processes and warnings that Southern Cross Austereo have put in place to curb his disgusting statements.
SCA have advised ACMA, other media outlets and companies that advertise on the Kyle & Jackie O show, that they have a number of processes and systems in place, as well as a list of "not allowed"s that will make sure Kyle does not offend again. They have said that the restrictions that ACMA will be placing on SCA are unworkable (the restrictions are basically that no-one on 2dayfm can demean women or children), and the systems in place work.
THEY DO NOT.
Further to this, we have been advised by various SCA/ 2dayfm insiders, that SCA is coaching companies on what to say when we approach them to request they remove their advertising from the Kyle & Jackie O show. This coaching includes things like "Southern Cross Austereo have processes in place and have assured us that similar issues will not reoccur".
However KYLE'S INDECENCY CONTINUES TO OCCUR.
Kyle has referred to us as 3-4 feminists in Victoria or somewhere like that. We have been advised that Southern Cross Austereo have told various media outlets and companies that advertise with them, that we are a bunch of loonies.
The truth is that this petition now has over 35,000 signatures from people calling on companies to cease advertising on 2dayfm until Kyle Sandilands is sacked. This Facebook group has almost 250 people regularly contacting companies that advertise on Kyle & Jackie O to request they remove advertising and this twitter feed has almost 300 people following it for regular update on our campaign.
These THOUSANDS of people are male and female. They include teachers, business executives, parents, accountants, people with no children, people with disabilities, victims of abuse, news reporters and more.
This campaign is so much more than 3-4 loony women.
Finally it would appear that despite their opinions that we are those few loony feminists, 2dayfm agrees with us. Within hours of the release of our statement last night, which we also sent to Southern Cross Austereo and 2dayfm, the podcast on the 2dayfm website was taken down.
If they didn't think it inappropriate, why were the traffic lights and whistles going off? Why was it removed?
Even more interesting, this podcast was on the 2dayfm website for almost a week, it was only removed AFTER we brought it to the attention of a number of media outlets. Did 2dayfm think that at the time it was inappropriate (hence the lights & whistles), but after nothing was said during Friday 20th April that it must have been OK and so was posted on the website?