Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has been blasted after making disparaging feedback about Paralympians live on-air.
Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has branded the Paralympics as “horrific” after he watched a excessive soar contestant miss the mat and soccer gamers throw “themselves on the ground like sausages” – and has been blasted for it.
The KIIS FM host requested his colleagues if that they had been watching the video games on Wednesday morning simply earlier than 7am. He additionally joked that the tune ‘Shake it off” by Metro Station should be the theme song of the games.
“Have you been watching the special Olympics (sic), it is horrific some of the things,” he said live on air.
“I saw some poor bloke who ran for the high jump and veered right because he was blind and landed on his arse, on the ground.
“Then when they were playing soccer, the blind people, I was thinking, are you joking? They’re throwing themselves on the bottom like sausages to dam the ball.”
The feedback have been slammed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John who has referred to as for Sandilands to be sacked.
“Kyle’s comments are abhorrent, ignorant and ableist,” he informed information.com.au
“He has a long history of espousing hate and these comments are hurtful to disabled people. He needs to pull his head in, and apologise to our athletes and the disability community.
“There is no place for ableism in our community, and these comments are the latest example of why Kyle should be sacked from his broadcasting roles.”
The particular Olympics can be a special competitors to the Paralympics.
Australia is presently sitting eighth within the medal tally and viewers had been delivered to tears on Wednesday evening by tennis participant Dylan Alcott’s semi-final win.
The 30-year-old beat Dutch teenager Niels Vink in what he described as one of the best match of his life.
At the top of a marathon match that lasted virtually three hours, Alcott moved to his opponent’s aspect of the web earlier than the pair of exhausted gamers shared an emotional embrace.
It is moments like these which have gained over hundreds of thousands internationally.
While Sandilands admitted he favored the “spirit of the contest” he slapped down newsreader Brooklyn Ross who mentioned that the Paralympians put in additional effort than able-bodied athletes.
“You can be nice to handicapped (athletes), but you don‘t have to compare them to the non-handicapped. You don’t have to lift them up to be better than the non-handicapped,” he mentioned.