The former AFL star, Chris Judd, caused a stir in the fundraising of The Footy Show for My Room by making an inappropriate joke about cancer.
In an unfortunate choice of words, Judd said he would not die of cancer because he uses natural deodorant.
Footy Show panelist Shane Crawford told Judd he smelled good, to which Judd replied, "I'm using a natural deodorant, it really does not work, but I'm not going to die of cancer, so … & # 39;
Former AFL star Chris Judd made an inappropriate joke about cancer in charity fundraising
My Room is a charity against childhood cancer and many viewers moved to social networks to express their outrage at Judd's comments.
& # 39; Oh my God! Disgusting # chrisjudd I can not believe what you just said! # 9AFLFootyShow & # 39; one person wrote on Twitter.
"It's funny how Chris Judd thinks he's cancer-free because he does not use deodorant," wrote another.
Many viewers took social networks to express their outrage at Judd's inappropriate comment
Some said that Judd should apologize tonight, before the show ends & # 39; for his mistake
& # 39; Too many members of my family have been killed by the terrible disease without doing everything that is related to cancer. The people had the right to be offended. # 9AFLFootyShow & # 39;
In a post on the Facebook wall of the AFL Footy Show, one person said the comment was "absolutely unpleasant" and said that Judd should apologize tonight before the show ends.
Judd then apologized in the air for his poor choice of words.
Judd (in the photo on the left with his wife Rebecca) apologized for his mistake later in the program
Judd's apology eased concern about his mistake, and many said that the money raised for the charity of My Room was more important.
"Can I say well done to the AFL Footy Show for an absolutely incredible effort in raising so much money for a great charity?", A user posted on the Facebook wall of the AFL Footy Show.
"For those people who want to criticize Chris Judd for a slip of the tongue, grow up and look at the big picture, he's there dedicating his time and effort to this, so instead of choosing why not applaud the efforts."
The program raised more than $ 1.5 million for the charity against childhood cancer.
Judd's apology seemed to ease the concerns as viewers wanted to focus on the money raised
The program raised more than $ 1.5 million for the charity against childhood cancer, My Room