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Radio Show Halted After Having Girl Admit Her Rape On-Air

The Australian media is taking an irresponsible and extremely unsettling "joke" about rape seriously. The country's highest-rated morning show — "The Kyle and Jackie O Show" — has been canceled for now, after it had a 14-year-old girl submit to an on-air lie detector test during which she admitted to being raped. The host, Kyle Sandilands, has also been fired from his job as a judge on Australian Idol.

In the troubling segment, a 14-year-old girl was asked by her mother during a polygraph test whether she was sexually active. She answered that she had been raped, which her mother already knew. The host Kyle Sandilands then said: "Right, and is that the only sexual experience you've had."

Sandilands' co-host Jackie O then put a stop to the questioning because it had "crossed the line." She's not the only person who thinks so. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has even weighed in, saying that he is "distressed" by the incident.

The show will be off the air pending a review. Do you think it should be canceled for good?

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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Argh! Kyle Sandilands pisses me off to no end.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
The presenters and producers didn't know that the girl had been raped. I'm glad the segment was cut instead of being allowed to continue, however I don't know what kind of mother would subject their daughter to that. AND I don't know what kind of producer would allow a minor to be quizzed on their sex life, especially in a breakfast slot where kids younger than 9 could be listening in. I'm glad Kyle got dropped as an Idol host and that the show was canned. Australia has had enough of his bull, his lip and the blatant abuse he throws out at people (yet clearly can't take when people throw it back). He's Australia's version of Gordon Ramsay, only more of a douche and shouldn't have had a career that went as well as it did. I'll never forget when he verbally bashed an ex prostitute on air because she didn't want to tell him how many men she had slept with for money.
misscococherie misscococherie 8 years
Wow what a douche! and the mom should be blamed too for putting her daughter through that
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
tra tra, I don't even think Howard Stern would've gone that route.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Kyle is apparently known for being a pompous jackass, alike to a Howard Stern, which makes his utter arseness not a surprise. A disappointment, but not a surprise. The mother? There's a special place in hell...
tra-tra tra-tra 8 years
I lived in Australia for a while and Kyle Sandilands has always been a total douche. I never really listened to the Kyle and Jackie O show but had seen him on Australian Idol, and some of the things he would say was obnoxious to say the least. Not surprised by the on-air incident. I think its about time for him to find another career.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well only having the context of the matter which is presented here on Sugar I say so what. The Mother was there the Mother asked the lead in question and the daughter was a willing participant and used the opportunity to reveal a dark truth. If it was suppose to be fun and games and turned serious then proceed on a serious note and have a serious insightful discussion if the Mother and daughter were willing to continue with the discussion. Offer her support or something. From what I've read and again I understand I don't know all the details I don't think the radio hosts were at fault at all.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
All the grown-ups involved disgusts me.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Exactly, where the hell are her parents?!~
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I think it depends on whether or not the show knew ahead of time that she had been raped. In the clip I listened to, it really sounded like the female host had no idea, but maybe the guy knew. Either way, it was horrible that he continued to ask, "right, and is that the only sexual experience you've had?" The biggest person to blame here is the mother though. She was the one who wanted to put her daughter on this show and ask her these questions and she DEFINITELY knew about the rape and admitted that she had never gotten her daughter counseling.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
OH MY GOD. the MOTHER was asking the questions: "The radio show saw the girl strapped to a polygraph machine as her mother - who had volunteered to be on air - quizzed her despite apparently knowing she had been assaulted when she was 12 years old. Sandilands was accused of further insensitivity when after the revelation he asked: "Right, and is that the only sexual experience you've had?" Co-host Jackie O'Neil put an end to any further discussions when she realised the conversation had crossed a line. " disgusting.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
what parents gave consent to have their minor child take this????
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
why was she taking the test to begin with?
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