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Dozens of angry protesters gathered Monday morning outside the KIIS FM office in Sydney to demonstrate against shock jock Kyle Sandilands, following his comments on the & # 39; Virgin Mary & # 39;

Dozens of angry protesters gathered KIIS FM & # 39; s office in Sydney on Monday morning to demonstrate to radio star Kyle Sandilands about his & # 39; gruesome & # 39; religious joke.

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Sandilands, 48, indignant about Christian and Muslim groups on September 18 after she was joking with the Virgin Mary was actually not a virgin and was instead impregnated behind a camel stable.

The radio presenter fled Sydney last Tuesday to a country house in Los Angeles, where he is still entrenched in anticipation of the controversy after receiving death threats.

Sandilands sent another public apology just after 6 am on Monday from the private studio in the LA mansion.

But despite his apologies, about 50 demonstrators were still demonstrating the front of KIIS FM's Macquarie Park studios on Monday morning amid continuous calls for resignation.

Dozens of angry protesters gathered Monday morning outside the KIIS FM office in Sydney to demonstrate against shock jock Kyle Sandilands, following his comments on the & # 39; Virgin Mary & # 39;

Dozens of angry protesters gathered Monday morning outside the KIIS FM office in Sydney to demonstrate against shock jock Kyle Sandilands, following his comments on the & # 39; Virgin Mary & # 39;

Protest organizer Georgie Mark (right) of the Maronite Church told Daily Mail Australia that Sandilands should not get away with making fun of religion
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Protest organizer Georgie Mark (right) of the Maronite Church told Daily Mail Australia that Sandilands should not get away with making fun of religion

Protest organizer Georgie Mark (right) of the Maronite Church told Daily Mail Australia that Sandilands should not get away with making fun of religion

Members of the Catholic, Malkite, Greek Orthodox and various other churches gathered in front of the KIIS FM headquarters at Macquaire Park on Monday morning

Members of the Catholic, Malkite, Greek Orthodox and various other churches gathered in front of the KIIS FM headquarters at Macquaire Park on Monday morning

Members of the Catholic, Malkite, Greek Orthodox and various other churches gathered in front of the KIIS FM headquarters at Macquaire Park on Monday morning

Sandilands, pictured last week outside the Los Angeles mansion where he is locked up, apologized Monday for his commentary on the radio

Sandilands, pictured last week outside the Los Angeles mansion where he is locked up, apologized Monday for his commentary on the radio

Sandilands, pictured last week outside the Los Angeles mansion where he is locked up, apologized Monday for his commentary on the radio

Catholic Maronite and protest organizer Georgie Mark claimed that Sandilands should not get away with making fun of religion.

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He compared the controversy with the furore around Wallabies star Israel Folau, who was fired for posting a religious tweet that was considered homophobic.

& # 39; Israel Folau was fired for breaking a contract and lost $ 6 million for standing up for what he believes in, but Kyle Sandilands is likely to earn $ 6 million for breaking a contract … that's why Israel is Folau more a man than Kyle, & Mr. 39 told Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; Israel was fired for preaching repentance, while Kyle gets a vacation for preaching hate. Where is the justice therein?

& # 39; Mother Mary and Jesus do not need our protection, we need her protection, against people who believe that religious freedom and freedom of expression gives them the right to mock believers. & # 39;

In his comments on September 18, Sandilands said that religious people & # 39; stupid & # 39; because they believed Mary was a virgin.

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& # 39; Someone was blocking her behind the camel shed … You could believe that everything written down 2,000 years ago is absolutely accurate and good for you, you're stupid. Stupid like a dog, & he said.

However, Mr. Mark said that & # 39; blockade & # 39; a & # 39; sexual term & # 39; was, so Sandilands had pointed out that the Virgin Mary has sex with more than one man.

Despite calls to be fired, Sandilands has received the support of the bosses of KIIS FM to continue his top show with Jackie O Henderson (the duo is in the photo together)

Despite calls to be fired, Sandilands has received the support of the bosses of KIIS FM to continue his top show with Jackie O Henderson (the duo is in the photo together)

Despite calls to be fired, Sandilands has received the support of the bosses of KIIS FM to continue his top show with Jackie O Henderson (the duo is in the photo together)

An employee of Australian Radio Network (ARN), the company that owns KIIS FM, came out to talk to Mr. Mark under a police escort

An employee of Australian Radio Network (ARN), the company that owns KIIS FM, came out to talk to Mr. Mark under a police escort

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An employee of Australian Radio Network (ARN), the company that owns KIIS FM, came out to talk to Mr. Mark under a police escort

Mr. Mark (right) said that Sandiland's Mary is essentially a w *** e and a s ** t & # 39; that he said was generally humiliating for women

Mr. Mark (right) said that Sandiland's Mary is essentially a w *** e and a s ** t & # 39; that he said was generally humiliating for women

Mr. Mark (right) said that Sandiland's Mary is essentially a w *** e and a s ** t & # 39; that he said was generally humiliating for women

Mark and protesters compared the controversy with the furore around Wallabies star Israel Folau, who was fired for posting a religious tweet that was considered homophobic

Mark and protesters compared the controversy with the furore around Wallabies star Israel Folau, who was fired for posting a religious tweet that was considered homophobic

Mark and protesters compared the controversy with the furore around Wallabies star Israel Folau, who was fired for posting a religious tweet that was considered homophobic

In his comments on September 18, Sandilands said that religious people & # 39; stupid & # 39; because they believed Mary was a virgin
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In his comments on September 18, Sandilands said that religious people & # 39; stupid & # 39; because they believed Mary was a virgin

In his comments on September 18, Sandilands said that religious people & # 39; stupid & # 39; because they believed Mary was a virgin

Security officers remained visibly present outside the KIIS FM studios on Monday

Security officers remained visibly present outside the KIIS FM studios on Monday

Security officers remained visibly present outside the KIIS FM studios on Monday

& # 39; This classifies her as an asshole and s ** t, which in my opinion is the most humiliating … it is a humiliating term for women in general. & # 39;

Mr. Mark was accompanied on Monday by members of the Catholic, Malkite, Greek Orthodox, and various other churches.

He said this would be the last time they protested at the KIIS FM headquarters.

& # 39; We forgive you Kyle, we forgive you, but we do not forgive your message, & # 39; Mr. Mark said.

& # 39; We are in small numbers, but people do not realize that it is the small numbers that make the difference.

& # 39; You'd rather stand with 10 or 12 lions than with thousands of sheep. & # 39;

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It comes after Sandilands has spoken a sincere apology for his controversial & # 39; joke & # 39; about the Virgin Mary, in which he told listeners The Kyle and Jackie O Show he deeply regrets what he said.

After he made a statement through his PR team last week and apologized for the second time when confronted with paparazzi outside his home in Los Angeles, Kyle spoke directly with his listeners for the first time on Monday.

Speaking: Kyle Sandilands has issued a heartfelt apology for his controversial & # 39; joke & # 39; about the Virgin Mary and told listeners from The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he deeply regrets what he said

Speaking: Kyle Sandilands has issued a heartfelt apology for his controversial & # 39; joke & # 39; about the Virgin Mary and told listeners from The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he deeply regrets what he said

Speaking: Kyle Sandilands has issued a heartfelt apology for his controversial & # 39; joke & # 39; about the Virgin Mary and told listeners from The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he deeply regrets what he said

Their share of the blame: Kyle & # 39; s co-host Jackie & # 39; O & # 39; Henderson (photo) and KIIS FM & # 39; s newsreader Brooklyn Ross also apologized for laughing at his joke

Their share of the blame: Kyle & # 39; s co-host Jackie & # 39; O & # 39; Henderson (photo) and KIIS FM & # 39; s newsreader Brooklyn Ross also apologized for laughing at his joke

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Their share of the blame: Kyle & # 39; s co-host Jackie & # 39; O & # 39; Henderson (photo) and KIIS FM & # 39; s newsreader Brooklyn Ross also apologized for laughing at his joke

Kyle spoke the & # 39; elephant in the room & # 39; shortly after 6 am & # 39; in the morning and told the listeners that he wanted to clear things up after the controversy over the Virgin Mary had dominated the headlines during the period without judgments.

He started with a sincere apology and said he was unaware of the seriousness of what he had said until his phone number leaked online and started receiving angry calls from religious people.

He claimed that some callers & # 39; aggro & # 39; were others threatening, but most were ordinary listeners who simply & # 39; were disappointed & # 39; were by his comments.

Kyle, speaking from a home studio in LA, said the incident had been enlightening for him because he didn't realize that he & # 39; had stepped on other people's beliefs & # 39; until listeners contacted him directly.

What was Kyle's joke?

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On September 18, Kyle insulted thousands of listeners – and attracted 150 formal complaints to media watchdog ACMA – by saying that the Virgin Mary was not a virgin at all.

& # 39; I thought Mary was his girlfriend (Jesus Christ), but apparently it was the mother, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; And the mother clearly lied and said to everyone: & # 39; No, I got pregnant with a magical mind & # 39 ;. Bulls ** t.

& # 39; Someone was blocking her behind the camel shed … You could believe that everything written down 2,000 years ago is absolutely accurate and good for you, you're stupid. Stupid like a dog. & # 39;

The segment went unnoticed at that time, but went viral days later when it was shared through the KIIS FM social media channels.

& # 39; I didn't realize its severity. I have upset many people, & he said. & # 39; Even friends of mine had something like: & # 39; Bro, how can you say something so stupid? & # 39;

The KIIS FM star said he & # 39; just wanted to make people smile & # 39; and stressed that the joke in no way & # 39; not planned & # 39; used to be.

Kyle admitted that the worst part of the whole experience was what people in his neighborhood had received death threats about what he had said in the broadcast.

But he made it clear to say no that he would not quit his job.

& # 39; I'm going to quit? No. Am I getting fired? No. Sorry. I am absolutely sorry, because like I said, I never intended to upset anyone. It is clear that I have upset people and I am sorry. I can't do anything else. We have all made mistakes in our lives and this is just one of many that I have made. & # 39;

Kyle & # 39; s co-host Jackie & # 39; O & # 39; Henderson and KIIS FM & # 39; s newsreader Brooklyn Ross also apologized for laughing at his joke.

Jackie explained that she was bombarded with Instagram-direct messages from & # 39; loyal listeners & # 39; of the show that had been destroyed by Kyle's comments.

& # 39; I felt so terrible that we had hurt them so much. They were our loyal listeners, & she said. & # 39; They couldn't believe you would say such a thing. & # 39;

Kyle concluded by saying & # 39; there is nothing else (he) can do or say & # 39; to make up for what happened, and to accept that he probably lost listeners.

& # 39; If you want to stay, stay. If not, don't, & he said, adding that he had invited Christian and Muslim leaders to talk about the show, but they still had to accept the offer.

After the apology in the air, Kyle and Jackie took calls from various listeners, discussing the joke about the Virgin Mary and related religious issues.

Learning moment: Kyle said the incident had been enlightening for him because he didn't realize that he & # 39; had stepped on other people's beliefs & # 39; until listeners contacted him directly

Learning moment: Kyle said the incident had been enlightening for him because he didn't realize that he & # 39; had stepped on other people's beliefs & # 39; until listeners contacted him directly

Learning moment: Kyle said the incident had been enlightening for him because he didn't realize that he & # 39; had stepped on other people's beliefs & # 39; until listeners contacted him directly

On September 18, Kyle insulted thousands of listeners – and attracted 150 formal complaints to media watchdog ACMA – by joking that the Virgin Mary was not a virgin at all.

& # 39; I thought Mary was his girlfriend (Jesus Christ), but apparently it was the mother, & # 39; he said. & # 39; And the mother clearly lied and said to everyone: & # 39; No, I got pregnant with a magical mind & # 39 ;. Bulls ** t.

& # 39; Someone was blocking her behind the camel shed … You could believe that everything written down 2,000 years ago is absolutely accurate and good for you, you're stupid. Stupid like a dog. & # 39;

The segment went unnoticed at that time, but went viral days later when it was shared through the KIIS FM social media channels. It was later removed after a slack.

A day after the turmoil made the headlines, Kyle apologized through his public relations team.

He said: & # 39; I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my comments. Everyone has the right to their own religious beliefs and I fully support that right. & # 39;

Kyle issued a second apology on Wednesday when he spoke to paparazzi outside his home in Los Angeles.

& # 39; Sometimes I just say things as a joke and that offends some people, & # 39; he said.

Together forms: dozens of religious protesters flocked to KIIS FM headquarters in Sydney last Monday, demanding his immediate resignation. Depicted: Muslim and Christian activists

Together forms: dozens of religious protesters flocked to KIIS FM headquarters in Sydney last Monday, demanding his immediate resignation. Depicted: Muslim and Christian activists

Together forms: dozens of religious protesters flocked to KIIS FM headquarters in Sydney last Monday, demanding his immediate resignation. Depicted: Muslim and Christian activists

& # 39; You only realize when you insult someone (s) when you hear about it (you think): & # 39; Oh f ** k, that's pretty s & # 39; t & # 39 ;.

& # 39; If you're a comedian, you say funny things and you think you're funny, but then you don't realize that you make some people angry.

& # 39; I have already made a statement saying that I never intended to get rid of someone, I never wanted to hurt anyone – I am here to make people laugh, not to make them angry. & # 39;

Kyle and his associates had received death threats after his offensive remarks, hiring security agents to patrol his home in Sydney while staying in LA.

The police were called to his street on Wednesday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle, with three marked cars next to his house just before noon.

Officers spoke to residents in the neighborhood, but did not get to the property that Kyle shares with his girlfriend Imogen Anthony.

NSW Police later confirmed that there was no threat to Kyle or his property.

Furious: one of the protesters was the leader of the Muslim community Steve Dabliz (photo), who later told Daily Mail Australia that he & # 39; outraged & # 39; and & # 39; distressed & # 39; was about what Kyle said in the air

Furious: one of the protesters was the leader of the Muslim community Steve Dabliz (photo), who later told Daily Mail Australia that he & # 39; outraged & # 39; and & # 39; distressed & # 39; was about what Kyle said in the air

Furious: one of the protesters was the leader of the Muslim community Steve Dabliz (photo), who later told Daily Mail Australia that he & # 39; outraged & # 39; and & # 39; distressed & # 39; was about what Kyle said in the air

Protest: Mr. Dabliz was one of the protesters who gathered at the KIIS FM studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands

Protest: Mr. Dabliz was one of the protesters who gathered at the KIIS FM studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands

Protest: Mr Dabliz (circled) was one of the protesters who gathered at KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday

Protest: Mr Dabliz (circled) was one of the protesters who gathered at KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday

Protest: Mr. Dabliz (circled, right) was one of the protesters who gathered at KIIS FM's studios in North Ryde, Sydney last Monday. Pictured left: Kyle Sandilands

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) radio watchdog also received 150 complaints about the Virgin Mary segment.

& # 39; According to the co-regulation system, the ACMA will initially refer complaints to the broadcaster & # 39 ;, a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; If the complainant does not receive a response from the broadcaster within 60 days or is not satisfied with the response, they can submit their complaint to the ACMA. & # 39;

Dozens of religious protesters flocked to KIIS FM headquarters in Sydney last Monday, and immediately demanded that Kyle be fired.

One of the protesters was the leader of the Muslim community Steve Dabliz, who later told Daily Mail Australia that he & # 39; outraged & # 39; and & # 39; distressed & # 39; was about what Kyle said in the air.

"Kyle has not only insulted nearly four billion Christians and Muslims worldwide, but more importantly, he has mocked and denigrated the Blessed Virgin Mary," he said.

& # 39; This kind of behavior is disgusting, it is unacceptable and it certainly cannot go unpunished.

& # 39; It is an unprecedented outburst that has certainly brought Muslim and Christian communities together and we are awaiting some positive action from Kyle's employers. & # 39;

Kyle and his staff had received death threats in the wake of his offensive remarks that led him to hire security guards to patrol his house in Sydney while staying in LA. Pictured: Police outside Kyle & # 39; s house in Sydney on Wednesday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle

Kyle and his staff had received death threats in the wake of his offensive remarks that led him to hire security guards to patrol his house in Sydney while staying in LA. Pictured: Police outside Kyle & # 39; s house in Sydney on Wednesday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle

Kyle and his staff had received death threats in the wake of his offensive remarks that led him to hire security guards to patrol his house in Sydney while staying in LA. Pictured: Police outside Kyle & # 39; s house in Sydney on Wednesday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle

& # 39; He has insulted so many people! & # 39; Religious Australians demanded that KIIS FM take action against Kyle, with hundreds flocking to Facebook to plead angrily for his resignation

& # 39; He has insulted so many people! & # 39; Religious Australians demanded that KIIS FM take action against Kyle, with hundreds flocking to Facebook to plead angrily for his resignation

& # 39; He has insulted so many people! & # 39; Religious Australians demanded that KIIS FM take action against Kyle, with hundreds flocking to Facebook to plead angrily for his resignation

Social media are divided over the radio star's joke, with some supporting his right to freedom of expression and others firing him.

& # 39; Yes, everyone is entitled to his opinion, but with respect and grace! He has insulted so many people and has gone too far! & # 39; a listener wrote.

& # 39; The lady who laughs with him (Jackie) must also be fired, but then as Jesus says: & # 39; Forgive them … they don't know what they say & # 39;, & # 39; another commented.

On the other side of the argument, a supporter wrote: & # 39; That's why Kyle is worth millions of dollars. His entire career has been built on a foundation of crude and insensitive remarks and jokes.

& # 39; I think he is hilarious. If you don't like him or are a sensitive Sally, don't listen to him. & # 39;

Another commented: & # 39; Seriously … everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so why would Kyle's opinion be different? I love you, Kyle. Keep it up. & # 39;

Divided: social media are divided over Kyle's joke, with some supporting his right to freedom of expression and others calling for him to be fired. Pictured: Kyle in August 2018

Divided: social media are divided over Kyle's joke, with some supporting his right to freedom of expression and others calling for him to be fired. Pictured: Kyle in August 2018

Divided: social media are divided over Kyle's joke, with some supporting his right to freedom of expression and others calling for him to be fired. Pictured: Kyle in August 2018

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