Thursday 6 October 2022 11:07 PM KIIS FM: Kyle Sandilands slams newspaper for urging advertiser boycott trends now
Kyle Sandilands has blasted a Sydney newspaper for 'manufacturing' a news story about advertisers threatening to pull out of his radio show.
The Daily Telegraph has been pushing an anti-Kyle agenda in recent weeks, claiming there has been widespread outrage over his use of the word 'spaz' last week.
In reality, most listeners of The Kyle and Jackie O Show weren't offended by the term - which the publication called an 'ableist slur' - and only a handful of disability activists on Twitter have complained about it.
Kyle Sandilands has blasted a Sydney newspaper for 'manufacturing' a news story about advertisers threatening to pull out of his radio show
After the publication upped its attack on Friday by running a story about brands 'reviewing their contracts' with KIIS FM, Sandilands unleashed live on air.
He said was genuinely sorry if any regular listeners were offended by his words, but made it clear the story was a beat-up intended to 'ruin' him, adding that the station's advertisers only spoke out under pressure from journalists at The Daily Telegraph.
'I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I like to make people feel fun, relaxed, happy and safe,'