It’s been a controversial end to the year for Kyle Sandilands, who was forced to apologise after protestors called for his sacking following an unsavory joke he made about the Virgin Mary.
And now the shock jock’s new Channel 10 show, Trial By Kyle, has been savaged online, with people left scratching their heads about why Kyle is playing judge on national TV.
The show features 48-year-old Kyle presiding over the courtroom giving his verdict on everything from fights over stolen money that was used for botox, to food being stolen from backpackers.
Former Bachelor star and lawyer, Anna Heinrich, is also on hand to give Kyle - who is not a real judge - some advice.
“Wtf, is this an actual show?,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“#TrialByKyle would have to be the worst show I’ve ever seen on TV ,” another person, while another said: “Is this a piss take or what?”
#TrialbyKyle is either the end of civilisation or the human race’s only hope. Possibly both.
— Joe Hildebrand (@Joe_Hildebrand) October 24, 2019
I don't know what's worse, Anna Heinrich being a real lawyer and associating herself with this show or the actual show itself #TrialByKyle
— Asvee (@asveeatira) October 24, 2019
The last two months haven’t exactly been smooth-sailing for Kyle, after her took to the airwaves on KIIS 106.5 to apologise over an offensive joke he made regarding Virgin Mary.
Recognising that he had hurt and offended many of his loyal listeners, Kyle did not hold back in his apology, calling the joke and himself ‘dumb’ - but making it very clear that he would not be standing down over it.
“I know what I said, in reflection, was dumb, and I’m the dumb one for saying it,” he said, “Because who am I to say what you, or you, or you should believe in?”
“Contrary to popular belief, never do I intend to purposely piss people off... never is it purposely done,” he continued.
“I am going to quit? No. Am I going to get fired? No. Am I sorry. Yes. There's nothing else I can do but say sorry”.
Many of the offended people were listeners of the show, with 150 writing into the station to make formal complaints - something Kyle conceded he did not expect.
“Truly, from the bottom of my heart, never do I want to make someone so angry that they don’t want to listen to this show or they don’t want to listen to me,” he said.
He added that even friends of his pulled him up over the joke, and said he did not realise how offensive he was being as religion was never part of his upbringing.
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