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Holocaust Mass Murder, Rape and Obesity are no Joke: Should Shock Jock Kyle Sandilands and 2DayFM be Excused?

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Special Reports, The Real State

A quote that I can never forget is “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” by Edmund Burke.

Hence, I cannot help but to comment.

I am horrified by what I have heard from Today FM announcer Kyle Sandilands. It’s easy to sit by, do nothing and be part of the silent majority. It takes a lot more courage and only a little more effort to speak up and be heard.

We have seen Sandilands expose a rape victim through a lie detector on Today FM – outing the 14 year old girl who had been sexually assaulted at 12 years of age. He has now gone to the lengths of suggesting that comedian and Jenny Craig ambassador, Magda Szubanski should go to a “concentration camp”. Not only has he shown no regard for the millions systematically murdered in concentration camps but a total disregard for those struggling with obesity.

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Rape. Hardly a funny subject.


It’s easy to be a “shock jock” but with the role comes responsibility – Sandilands and Today FM have shown no responsibility and he continues to prey on the weak – all of this to fill his pockets with money. Surely our country will not sit by and allow this to continue. Surely we will no longer laugh.

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Entrance to Auschwitz. Hardly a funny subject.

It’s easy to laugh off comments as jokes, mistakes, or light hearted comedy. It’s easy to allow Today FM to fill the minds of young people with comments that act as precursors for hate. The result of this is too frightening to contemplate. Does it stop with discrimination against victims of rape, the holocaust or those fighting with obesity?

Every day we hear comments which should terrify every one of us. We laugh at comments made about sexuality, race, gender, physical appearance and through our silence we make it ok. If only we said that is was wrong, didn’t laugh and pointed out that these people are human beings what difference would that make?

We see people die from hate crimes almost every day. A young person bashed to death for being gay or a marginalized person hitting back and shooting or stabbing people after years of torment. Could our intervention have stopped this? Of course it could have and our continued silence will allow these things to fester and grow – perpetuating the horrendous cycle.

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Obsesity. Hardly a funny subject.

I have been asked why Marquette Turner is concerned about this? After all aren’t we a real estate agency that should focus on selling property? We see that we have a social responsibility to voice our concerns and make our stance as a company known to the World. We are not a faceless corporation which is too scared to stand up for what we believe in.

If a bigot chooses not to do business with us then the world is surely a better place. For every person that refuses to applaud those that take a stand there are 20 others that do. Companies that are unprepared to take a stand and continue to support Today FM and Sandilands with advertising revenue should be boycotted – money speaks loudly to any company executive.

Marquette Turner, as of today, are beginning a national campaign to ensure that 2 Day FM and all of their sponsors are boycotted by people with a conscience. This has nothing to do with real estate, our company or anything else. Free speech should be promoted, but so must tolerance.

This is about doing the right thing. So long as 2 Day FM and their sponsors endorse rape, mass murder and obesity, they should have no place in Australian society.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

simonturner September 9, 2009 at 7:08 am

Here's some important info: Austereo is the company that owns 2Day FM.

Austereo claim that they are “One of Australia's most progressive and exiting entertaining media companies.” As of today they still display Kyle and Jackie O (rape endorsers as a pair) and mass murder and obesity endorser Kyle Sandilands on the front page of their website.

Clearly, they do not appreciate the gravity of their actions.

Simply by association:
Hamish and Andy
Matt and Jo
Roy and HG
as well of course as the abominable Kyle and Jackie O endorse mass murder, obesity and rape.

Furthermore, these are the companies that sponsor Austereo, whom believe that 6 million murdered in the holocause, rape and obesity is a funny topic:

Citibank
Aussie Home Loans
Sunlover Holidays
Crazy Johns

Triple M are also owned by Austero.

Please support us in getting these disgusting human beings, companies and sponsors off the air.

annaalvsdotter September 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Well said. Thanks!

Tarrant September 11, 2009 at 1:18 am

There were 17 million people estimated to have died in concentration camps. Only 6 million of these people jewish, yet most of the outrage is from the jewish community. Do you hear of outrage from the gay, handicapped or mixed race community? No so why do the jewish people think they are so special they have the right to complain about this. They don’t 70 million people died in WWII approximately. Theres jokes made constantly about Hirishima, and bombings etc. No one has a cry about that so why whinge about 6 million who died when its a very small amount in comparison. A joke is a joke concentration camp may not have nescessarily pertained to a WWII nazi regime camp. What is happening to this man is terrible. He has entertained people for years. Even the rape incident was blown out of proportion I’d like to see ANYONE elses response to that he would have been shocked and would have to still entertain how was he meant to respond? This is not fair. I think the jewish community should apologise to everyone for being so disrespectful to the other 64 million people who died and the other 11 million that died in concentration camps that WERE NOT jewish or polish jews. I’ve only heard people from a jewish descent upset over this. Itd be ok if people considered everyone else who died before complaining but they havent.

Tarrant September 11, 2009 at 1:21 am

Oh and further more its not endorsing mass murder etc. It’s a joke about the fact someone in the public is so fat and lazy they havent lost wait. The jews need to stop whinging its 60 years later.

disgusted3 September 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Are you kidding? Anyone with ANY brains would not immediately assume that the companies listed above believe that the holocause, rape and obesity are funny topics just because they choose to advertise with the largest radio broadcast company in Australia.

I think anyone disgusted by the company should just do something very easy…. Change the channel.

Shouldnt you be listening to AM channels anyway?

simonturner September 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm

It's great to hear that Aussie Home Loans, with immediate effect have pulled all their marketing from the show, following in the steps of Optus. Good on them.

simonturner September 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Marketing is about influencing. Simply by association these companies were endorsing Kyle's comments and given they pay his wages via advertising, they're the ones with the biggest influence in saying that it's not acceptable. Good on Optus and Aussie Home Loans for recognizing this and doing something about it.

itsabeatupfortraffic September 10, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Yeah, a pretty simplistic and dare I say a little SHOCK JOCKEY INTENT view being expressed in this story.

Ammuro September 13, 2009 at 5:41 am

Seriously!!! You guys need to get off your high horse and stop kicking a guy when he is down. Firsly you have sensationalised your headline. Kyle doesn't believe in concetration camps or mass murder, he simply responded to jackie o who said that magda might not be able to lose anymore weight because she is big boned, Kyle simply said if she were in a concentration camp she would drop slot of weight. He did t think she should to there, it was merely to prove what jackie was saying was wrong. I bet half of you on here did t even hear it on air and are just making up your own mind based on what the media is telling! However, I
Would be careful throwing out false claims like that because it's then just as easy for Kyle or 2dayfm to
Throw some false claims about marquette turner. Kyle could find all the disgruntled employees and buyers and put them on his radio show and what do you know???? Your reputation is mud too.

ChristineWatson September 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm

“Kyle pays ratings price for stunts”

The nightmare has continued for suspended shock jock Kyle Sandilands, with new ratings confirming the scandal-plagued star is officially a turn-off on Sydney radio.
Capturing the fallout from the radio rape controversy, the latest Nielsen survey showed young listeners and school-run mums have dumped the Kyle and Jackie O Show in their thousands.
In another crisis for 2DayFM, the breakfast duo dropped 2.2 share points, shedding 18% or 35,000 listeners.
The result did damage across the station’s day-time schedule, with concerns the “Kyle” effect is damaging Austereo’s other star pairing of Hamish Y Andy (who also shed three share points).
Women aged 35 – 49 turned on Sandilands and his sidekick, with almost 35 per cent of the demographic switching off after a teenage rape victim was quizzed.

People are clearing voicing their opinion by turning off their radio.

ChristineWatson September 22, 2009 at 11:18 pm

The following article was taken from Sydney's Daily Telegraph:

“Kyle Pays Ratings Price For Stunts

The nightmare has continued for suspended shock jock Kyle Sandilands, with new ratings confirming the scandal-plagued star is officially a turn-off on Sydney radio.
Capturing the fallout from the radio rape controversy, the latest Nielsen survey showed young listeners and school-run mums have dumped the Kyle and Jackie O Show in their thousands.
In another crisis for 2DayFM, the breakfast duo dropped 2.2 share points, shedding 18% or 35,000 listeners.
The result did damage across the station’s day-time schedule, with concerns the “Kyle” effect is damaging Austereo’s other star pairing of Hamish Y Andy (who also shed three share points).
Women aged 35 – 49 turned on Sandilands and his sidekick, with almost 35 per cent of the demographic switching off after a teenage rape victim was quizzed.”

People are clearing voicing their opinion by turning off their radio.

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