Shock jock apologises for slur against Christians
Kiis FM’s Kyle Sandilands has apologised for his comments about the bible and Virgin Mary, which led to protests outside his studio and death threats.
Opening his breakfast radio show with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on Monday morning, Sandilands said he hadn’t meant to cause offence.
The comments were made on 18 September and involved Sandilands accusing the Virgin Mary of being a “liar” who was “chock-a-blocked” behind a camel shed and calling the Bible “dumb as dogshit”.
Sandilands said his mobile number had been leaked since the incident and he had fielded hundreds of calls from fans of the show, but also from angry listeners demanding apologies and threatening his life.
“Truly from the bottom of my heart, never do I want to make someone so angry that they don’t want to listen to the show, neither do I want them to be so enraged that they are threatening to kill people over something I’ve said,” he said.
“I believe everyone has their right to their own opinion,” Sandilands said this morning.
“I never intended to purposely upset anyone. Obviously, I have upset people, and I am sorry for it. There’s nothing else I can do.
“Am I going to quit? No. Am I going to get fired? No. Am I sorry? Absolutely I’m sorry.”
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