Kyle Sandilands has been axed from Australian Idol. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what is known as facing the consequences of your actions.
To those of you not in Australia, Kyle Sandilands is a radio presenter and one of the judges on our version of Idol. Last week, during the morning radio show, Kyle and co-host Jackie O had a 14 year old girl on their ‘lie detector’ stunt and her mother who wanted to question her on her sexual activities and possible drug use. The young girl did not want to be there but apparently had no choice. The girl disclosed that she had been raped when she was 12 and turns out the mother knew this. Kyle’s empathic response to the girl upon her disclosure was “Right…so is that the only experience you’ve had?” And then they were cut off.
As you might expect, there was an uproar.
My point, even if the girl had not been raped, it should not be legal to strap a minor to a lie detector and question them on their sexual activities!!!
Anyway, Kyle later responded like a martyr — that at least due to this, her rape was now out and DoCs and the police could get involved. Fuck off, Kyle. That is not the way any person, let alone a teenager, wants to get help. It is bad enough having a traumatic episode such as rape. It is like being raped again in public through this stunt they have pulled.
I didn’t think Idol would have the guts to sack Kyle. I have seen too many ‘celebs’ not facing the consequences. This time I was wrong. And I am glad.
It’s high time people in the media realise that there is a line. And they crossed the line a bit too far this time.
And it will probably be a while before Kyle is his usual narcissistic self. And maybe, he will think twice before he acts. Just maybe.
Until next time,
P.S. My laptop goes for repairs tomorrow and I don’t know if I’ll have a replacement. I just had to write this.