Outraged Muslims and Christians are campaigning for KIIS FM host Kyle Sandilands to be sacked after he made an offensive joke about the Virgin Mary last week.
And now an expletive-ridden rant from an angry Kyle And Jackie O caller, which never made it to air on the Sydney breakfast show, has surfaced online.
In disturbing audio from last week, a man is heard making a death threat towards shock jock Kyle, and calls KIIS FM’s Intern Pete (Pete Deppeler) derogatory names based on his sexual preference.
‘He’s a walking dead man!’ KIIS FM caller makes death threats towards Kyle Sandilands (Pictured) after his controversial Virgin Mary comments in explicit-ridden rant that NEVER made it to air
The video appears to be authentic, as the dialed number at the top of caller’s iPhone screen displays ‘131 065’ – the radio station’s hotline.
While a radio station member, believed to be Pete, answers cheerfully, the conversation soon turns sour.
‘Is Kyle there? I want to have a word with Kyle about the comment he made,’ the caller demands, adding: ‘How is it alright for you’s (sic) to talk about the gays and being happy about the gays, but you go and diss other people’s religion?’
Proof? The video appears to be authentic, as the dialed number at the top of the iPhone’s screen displays ‘131 065’, which is the radio station’s hotline
When the staff member repeated the caller’s name and number and offered to pass them on to producers, the caller became more infuriated.
‘You obviously aren’t going to do anything with it, so I’ll just let you guys know… you’re a f**ing fa***t dog and Kyle is a fat f**k and is a walking f***ing dead man, the respectful dog.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted KIIS FM representatives for comment.
‘You’re a f**ing fa***t dog’: In the disturbing audio, the man also appeared to call Intern Pete (pictured: Pete Deppeler) derogatory names based on his sexual preference
Christian and Muslim protesters gathered outside KIIS FM’s studios in Sydney’s North Ryde on Monday.
Police were called to intervene as dozens prayed in the street and called for Kyle to be fired over his blasphemous comments last week.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia on Monday, an Australian Radio Network (ARN) spokesperson apologised for Kyle’s comments.
Protest: The outrage comes after Christian and Muslim protesters gathered outside KIIS FM’s studios in North Ryde, Sydney on Monday (right). Pictured left: Kyle Sandilands
‘As we said last week, we echo Kyle’s [apology] and unreservedly apologise for any offence that may have been caused,’ they said.
‘Last week when this content ran, we immediately recognised that it wasn’t appropriate for distribution and it was removed immediately.’
During the offensive radio segment, Kyle claimed that Mary was not actually a virgin.
‘She lied!’ During the offensive radio segment, which has since been deleted from social media, Kyle claimed that Mary was not actually a virgin. Pictured: A statue of the Virgin Mary
Oh, no! Listeners called for Kyle’s co-host, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured), to be fired too after in-studio footage showed her laughing at his Virgin Mary joke
Blasphemy law in Australia
Despite the widespread outrage, Kyle has broken no law by mocking the Virgin Mary.
Blasphemy is not a criminal offence under Australian federal law.
However, some jurisdictions allow an offended religious person to seek redress under legislation which prohibits hate speech.
‘I thought Mary was his [Jesus Christ’s] girlfriend but apparently it was the mother,’ he said. ‘And the mother lied obviously and told everyone, “Nah I got pregnant by a magical ghost”. Bulls**t.
‘Someone chock-a-blocked her behind the camel shed… You might believe everything that’s written down 2,000 years ago to be absolutely accurate and good on you, you’re dumb. Dumb as dog s**t.’
A video of the segment was later removed from KIIS FM’s social media channels and Kyle apologised for his remarks.
‘I’m sorry if I offended anyone with my comments,’ he told The Daily Telegraph. ‘Everyone is entitled to their own religious beliefs and I’m fully supportive of that right.’
The Kyle and Jackie O Show is currently on a break and will return to the air on Monday, September 30.
The Kyle and Jackie O Show is currently on a break and will return to the air on Monday, September 30