It seems the exodus of money has finally quietened Kyle Sandilands? The enormous mouth of the kiwi radio personality has churned out some rubbish in it’s time.
Sandilands has been pulled from the air more than once in his lackluster radio career, after several absolutely shameful acts: ”Magda Szubanski would lose more weight in a concentration camp” and then of course there was the moral high Sandilands reached when a 14 year old girl who he’d had hooked up to a lie detector revealed she was raped when she was 12.
Sandilands latest on-air rant against journalist Alison Stephenson has perhaps woken the impresario?
Kyle Sandilands has formally apologised for his offensive on-air rant about our second favorite female journalist, Alison Stephenson and says he will be back in 2012.
The 2DayFM host came under fire late last month for calling a News Ltd journalist a “fat slag” and threatening to “hunt her down” after she wrote a scathing review of his TV program A Night With The Stars, which appeared on Seven.
The former Australian Idol host has issued a statement saying he had never held back his opinion but in this case had reacted badly.
“In the heat of the moment I reacted badly to criticism of my television program,” Sandilands wrote in a statement on the 2DayFM website. ”I took my remarks too far and for that – and the offence caused to Alison Stephenson and those exposed to my comments – I sincerely apologise.”
But the controversial morning host is not going anywhere soon and will be back on air next year. In his statement, Sandilands said he looked forward to returning next year with a “fresh and positive outlook” for his show.
His rant in November triggered an online petition calling for major sponsors to withdraw their support for his radio show, owned and run by Southern Cross Austereo. Coles, Bunnings, Vodafone, McDonald’s, Ford and others were among the first to announce their decision to boycott the 2DayFM host.
Sandilands said he regretted that his staff had to “bear the brunt” of his actions.
“I regret the impact this has had on our clients and our hard-working staff, who have had to weather a storm of criticism in the media and on social networks,” he said.
This week Mazda, Mitsubishi and Virgin Mobile joined the flood of companies pledging not to advertise on any programs hosted by Sandilands in 2012.