The Kyle and Jackie O Show was taken off the air again on Monday – this time during a heated debate over renaming Coon cheese.
The broadcast was stopped abruptly at 10:10 AM when an enraged Aboriginal listener came in to satirize host Kyle Sandilands, who earlier in the program had said he was opposed to Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc.’s decision. to rename the iconic Australian brand.
The caller, who identified herself as a First Nations woman from the Redfern suburb of Sydney, was angry with Kyle and chided him for his “white privilege.”
Controversy: The Kyle and Jackie O Show was taken off the air again on Monday – this time during a heated debate over renaming Coon cheese. In the photo: Kyle Sandilands
In response to Kyle’s claim that most Australians associate the word ‘raccoon’ with cheese and not with the racist slur, the woman said she had been called a raccoon in the past and hated the blemish on supermarket shelves to see.
Kyle, 49, snapped back and said he was entitled to his opinion. He also pointed out that he has half-brothers and sisters who are native.
As the conversation intensified, the KIIS FM censor had to completely shut down the program – an industry practice known as ‘dumping’.
Tense: The broadcast was cut abruptly at 10:10 am when an Aboriginal listener called to curse Kyle (pictured with co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson) after saying earlier in the program that he opposed the decision from the Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. to rename Coon cheese
Dumping is radio terminology for when a live show is interrupted because the broadcast delay (usually about 45 seconds) is insufficient to censor inappropriate content.
The program ended abruptly, and a booming voiceover said, “This station you’ve been listening to has been dumped.
“This means someone has said something inappropriate and gets in trouble. The broadcast will return in seconds. ‘
The Kyle and Jackie O Show did not continue after the report was over.
Instead, KIIS 106.5 went straight to a commercial break, before Gordie Waters’ daytime music show started at about 10:15 a.m.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted KIIS FM for comment.
Criticism: The caller, who identified herself as a First Nations woman from the Redfern suburb of Sydney city center, was angry with Kyle and chided him for his ‘white privilege’
Coon cheese is named after the American inventor Edward William Coon (1871–1934) who patented the Cooning method for cheese maturing.
Today, however, the word is more widely recognized as a racist insult to black people with links to American slavery.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Saputo Inc. last week that Coon cheese would change its name to help eliminate ‘racism’.
The new name, which has not yet been chosen, will better reflect “ current attitudes and perspectives, ” said the Montreal-based company.
The news has been welcomed by some Australians, but has been opposed by others, who claim that ‘coon’ is of American descent and was not used as libel in Australia in the past. (Aboriginal activists, however, dispute this from personal experience.)
Debate: Responding to Kyle’s claim that most Australians associate the word ‘raccoon’ with cheese and not the racist slur, the woman said she had been called a raccoon in the past and hated the blemish on the shelves of to see the supermarket. Pictured: a pack of Coon cheese
It comes after Kyle and his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson were pulled off the air last week when they tried to bypass the censor with a sneaky trick.
Because they are forbidden to say ‘c ** t’ in the air, the duo tried to bypass the rule on Friday by using a different language.
A Spanish-speaking guest taught Kyle and Jackie the word ‘cantando’, which means ‘to sing’.
Kyle asked the guest to repeat the word several times and then asked him to say it slowly to emphasize each syllable.
Radio silence: As the conversation grew hotter, the KIIS FM censor had to shut down the program completely – an industry practice known as ‘dumping’. Pictured: Jackie O.
Jackie quickly realized what Kyle was trying to do, since the first syllable of ‘cantando’ sounds like ‘c ** t’.
The censor also noticed, but couldn’t get the curse word to beep in time, so he had to completely stop the broadcast.
When they were airborne again, Kyle excitedly asked if they could have said the word “c ** t” uncensored.
“I’m pretty sure we heard the Spanish word. I just wonder if it came true, ”he said.
However, a producer confirmed that the censor had managed to hit the dump button just in time and said, “You didn’t beat the system!”