Kyle Sandilands has dubbed his radio producer a “stupid prick” for refusing to get the jab, including he wouldn’t “show up to his funeral”.
Kyle Sandilands has outed his radio producer on-air for refusing the Covid-19 vaccination.
During Monday morning’s Kyle and Jackie O Show, the 50-year-old shock jock requested why considered one of his producers, Pedro, wasn’t within the studio.
“Where’s Pedro?” Kyle requested, with somebody telling him, “He’s working from home.”
Sandilands mentioned, “Oh, because he’s still ‘I’m not vaccinated’. Stupid prick. What a bloody pain in the a**.”
His brutal assertion prompted his co-host, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, to defend Pedro, saying, “You can’t say that!”
But Sandilands doubled down on Pedro on right now’s version of the KIIS FM present, declaring he wouldn’t attend his colleague’s funeral if he died from the virus.
“He’s made his stance. What does he do now? Look like the fool?” Sandilands mentioned. “Or he gets the virus. He’ll probably be the one that dies of it.
“Will I show up to the funeral? No, I will not. Will I send a message? No, I will not.”
Pedro lives in an LGA of concern in Sydney’s west and has been pressured to make money working from home as a consequence of his choice to not get the jab.
In late July, Pedro opened up on-air about his anti-vaccine views and being “into conspiracies”.
Sandilands requested him if he was an “anti-vaxxer”, to which Pedro replied, “I am, but I won’t be discussing it.”
The radio host has been a fierce advocate for getting vaccinated, even writing his personal “vaccine anthem” in July, Get Vaxxed Baby, set to the music of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby.
An ARN spokesperson launched a assertion saying the corporate understood vaccination was a “personal choice”.
“ARN are keen to do our part in helping Australian businesses get back on their feet and for everyone to reconnect face-to-face in the community,” a spokesperson mentioned.
“Vaccination is the pathway to getting there. To make it easy for people to get vaccinated, everyone at ARN can receive paid vaccination leave to ensure more flexibility when scheduling and attending their vaccination appointment.
“While we understand vaccination is a personal choice, in line with NSW government health orders people who are from LGAs of concern and are not vaccinated are required to work from home.”