Kyle Sandilands warns journo: “I’ll hunt you down.”

By David Knox on November 23, 2011 / Filed Under News 47

Kyle Sandilands has lashed out at a review of his Channel Seven show published in news.com.au

Yesterday on his Austereo radio show, Sandilands hit back at News Limited’s online deputy editor, Alison Stephenson.

Stephenson had branded the show “a disaster” writing: Memorable? Yes. Most probably for the Seven execs who won’t forget the viewer feedback next time Kyle comes knocking on their door asking for a television slot.

Outrageous? Definitely. Boob grabs, sex talk, explicit photos and references to the size of celebrity’s appendages, were the rule more so than the exception.

As Mumbrella reported, Sandilands told radio listeners Stephenson highlighted negative Twitter comments in her report.

“Some fat slag on news.com.au has already branded it a disaster. You can tell by reading the article that she just hates us and has always hated us.

“What a fat bitter thing you are. You’re deputy editor of an online thing. You’ve got a nothing job anyway. Just so you know, you’re a piece of shit.

“This low thing, Alison Stephenson, deputy editor of news.com.au online. Alison, you’re supposed to be impartial, you little troll.

“You’re a bullshit artist, girl. You should be fired from your job. Your hair’s very 90s. And your blouse. You haven’t got that much titty to be having that low cut a blouse. Change your image, girl. Watch your mouth or I’ll hunt you down.”

He also said even though he disliked TV shows by Merrick and Rosso and Rove McManus he gave them the benfit of the doubt.

Jackie O. told him he should learn to take criticism on the chin.

Mediaweek yesterday declined to detail Sandilands’ reaction noting: Sandilands read from the review of their TV show at the start of his radio show this morning with comments we can’t repeat here.

Other media also criticised the show including the Daily Telegraph, which published a sliding scale of the show’s ratings results.

While the show’s 650,000 viewers were a respectable result for the lengthy, late night time slot, the preliminary figures were buoyed by The X Factor running overtime. Across the broadcast they dropped from more than 1.4m to just 200,000.

Sandilands is no stranger to controversy but Seven execs are likely to be looking at ratings performances, audience, advertiser and media reaction, as well as the way Kyle and Jackie O respond to feedback.

The chat show special was widely seen by many as an experiment to see how a primetime special would perform.

Updated.

47 Comments »

  1. steve sydney November 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm -

    @Hmm

    Oh don’t worry about me.. I was able to google it months ago…

    As for your backhand comment… well BB uncut was shown at an earlier timeslot than Kylie’s offering and yet we were able to see both breasts and genitals. Keep in mind as well that was 10 years ago! So sorry, but TV censors obviously choose to follow the rules when it suits them..

  2. Mr. chandler November 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm -

    he won’t change his ways. king bogan just wants to entertain his followers.and i wouldn’t call him a star either.

  3. Melissa Sweeney November 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm -

    “What a fat, waste of space, is Kyle Sandilands.” If the reviewer at news.com had written this, I could understand the retaliation from someone as petty as Kyle. The review given, which I read in full, I thought gave way too many concessions.

  4. Moanique in Brisbane November 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm -

    @ Lucio and Secret Squirrel, no I wasn’t joking. I get a good laugh out of everything Kyle says whether it is hypocritical or not. He’s paid to entertain, and he certainly entertains me :)

  5. Nathan November 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm -

    Surely he’s a got a thick enough skin to laugh it off. I think David you’d better watch out, you’d never know.

  6. jezza November 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm -

    So I’m about to defend Kyle Sandlilands. . .
    It seems the Australian media love to hate Kyle, there is no such thing as a positive story relating to him, yes the reviewer’s mind had already been made up before the show started and if the show was so crap and no one watched it then why are you writing a review on it???

    Well done Kyle, he was justified in what he said. It’s not really helping him though cause these Kyle bashng stories must be making news stories a small fortune. . .

  7. Mike November 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm -

    @Moanique in Brisbane: perhaps we should consider your personal shape and grooming in deciding whether or not to agree with you. That is apparently acceptable to you, since you think bullyboy Kyle was right.

  8. Savvy November 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm -

    On another note, I’m particularly interested in what you Kyle and Jackie O haters listen to of a morning? There aren’t that many other breakfast shows except for Fitzy and Whippa (Which I’m assuming most of you don’t like due to your hamish and andy comments)

  9. jonno November 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm -

    @ andy, Its not that Kyle cannot take criticism its just that journos have always had it in for Kyle and always ready for him to stumble so they can lay the boots in.
    Peole cannot handle the fact that Kyle is a star, a little different to the norm but i find the fact that he calls a spade a spade very refreshing. He is only sticking up for himself in his street way.

  10. Secret Squïrrel November 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm -

    @Moanique – you’ve written some bizarre things before but that takes the cake. If you actually read all of Ms Stephenson’s review you’ll see that it’s really quite balanced. She conceded that perhaps Sandilands was just giving his fans what they wanted and she praises their ability to get some “big names” (not what I would have called the guests but there you go). How dare she also mention that there were a lot of negative comments on twitter or that many of the segments were quite tacky.

    Regardless of your personal feelings for Sandilands, I just don’t understand how you can defend such spiteful and misogynistic comments, especially given that they were broadcast on public radio. Ms Stephenson’s appearance is completely irrelevant and for Sandilands to attack her like that, rather than her writing, just goes to show what a nasty, immature person he is. Then for him to finish off with a threat to hunt her down is so far beyond excusable that there isn’t a word for it.

    “What a fat bitter thing you are.” Oh the hypocrisy…

  11. John November 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm -

    I can’t believe people keep falling for the Sandilands gimmick.

    Time after time he goes on air (thankfully in Sydney and not down here in Melbourne) and, in search of publicity for whatever he’s selling at the time, deliberately makes rude, outlandish statements knowing very well that the ‘news’ media will be all over it, with mock outrage in abundance.

    Each and every time the media fall into it.
    The sad thing is that i think many in the media know his game but play anyway because it makes for good copy (apparently) and fills column inches.

  12. JB November 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm -

    Kyle is a vile loser. I stopped watching Australias Got Talent the moment they brought him in. Maybe if people did the same and stopped watching his shows, he might leave our screens for good.

  13. Hmm November 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm -

    @Steve,

    Disappointed that you didn’t get to see Kanye’s member, however genitals are classified as being different to breasts.

    I thought this was incredibly obvious.

  14. deedeedragons November 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm -

    LOL! Jackie probably thought it was crap as well.

  15. Lucio November 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm -

    Interesting response from David Penberthy (EIC of News.com.au):

    mumbrella.com.au/news-com-au-editor-in-chief-penbo-kyle-sandilands-is-a-misogynist-66264

    @Moanique in Brisbane – I do hope you’re being facetious. If not, you’ve just made me feel quite ashamed to call Brisbane home.

  16. Trix November 23, 2011 at 11:59 am -

    Yep, and Kyle’s gonna chase her down the street and wallop her with his razor sharp … wit. There’s a wounded child in there somewhere but he’d be better off doing some primal therapy than attacking all and sundry for having an opinion.

    It’s intriguing to watch someone totally and utterly shoot down their television career without the help of anyone else :)

  17. number 13 November 23, 2011 at 11:43 am -

    how does a show go from 1.4 mil to 200,000

  18. Moanique in Brisbane November 23, 2011 at 11:31 am -

    I love Kyle, and I think he had every right to say what he did. The reviewer from News.com obviously doesn’t like him and this affected her review. Say what you like about Kyle, but he is a straight shooter. Keep up the good work Kyle :)

  19. Ell November 23, 2011 at 11:25 am -

    I wish this man would disappear from our screens and airwaves. Unfortunately, there are obviously a particular group people out there that continue to listen to him and keep him employed.

  20. mark November 23, 2011 at 11:01 am -

    We all better look out kyle is coming to get us what a moron!!!!

  21. Vanessa November 23, 2011 at 10:31 am -

    Aw diddums, poor Kyle doesn’t like being told he sucks. Get over it tosser.

  22. Joni November 23, 2011 at 10:15 am -

    Fire him, Seven. Do it today. This is beyond the pale.

  23. MuchoTB November 23, 2011 at 10:14 am -

    What a d***head! I found him entertaining on Idol and don’t mind listening to his radio show on the drive home sometimes, but these comments are out of line.

    It’s a negative review, and it was very lenient all things considered. Get over it instead of getting your knickers in a twist

  24. Ingle November 23, 2011 at 10:12 am -

    “What a fat bitter thing you are”
    Wow doesn’t he see the irony?

  25. Eleanor de Vere November 23, 2011 at 10:11 am -

    How delicious……….she Really got to him !! Such typical bullying behaviour………can dish it out but can”t take it. What a sookie la la. PS Alison 1…. Kyle…..0

  26. Leon November 23, 2011 at 10:09 am -

    It took Kyle & Jackie O 1hr 30mins to Lose 1.3million viewers!
    I would say stick to what they do best, but they Suck at that too!

  27. HTFU November 23, 2011 at 9:05 am -

    news.com.au, hardly a reputible news source

  28. daniel November 23, 2011 at 9:05 am -

    aaahhhh kyle…. if you can dish it ur sure as hell can eat it…and by the looks of it you eat a hell of a lot more than allison

  29. DPDP November 23, 2011 at 8:58 am -

    Why are we still wasting pixels on this horrible man?

  30. Donald November 23, 2011 at 8:49 am -

    any network only has themselves to blame for hiring these two. Even lab rats learn by their mistakes

  31. Ellie November 23, 2011 at 8:42 am -

    Mentioning the ladies weight shows what an utter pig he is. She opened herself for a reply from him but of course he went for her physical appearance.

    Note to Kyle – look in the mirror mate!!!

  32. Bogues November 23, 2011 at 8:37 am -

    “While the show’s 650 viewers were a respectable result for the lengthy, late night time slot”

    That’s the best typo you’ve made this year Dave :)

  33. Jake November 23, 2011 at 8:32 am -

    Get rid of Kyle Sandilands….he’s a talentless nobody……he’d be great working in a fish + chips shop……

  34. Bonrad November 23, 2011 at 8:31 am -

    The man has zero class.

  35. Sacs November 23, 2011 at 8:27 am -

    Watch out David! Vile Kyle may hunt you down after your reference to “650 viewers”.

  36. Nick November 23, 2011 at 8:25 am -

    Maybe if he wasn’t such a rude and crass moron and he treated people with some respect, people might return the favour. He’s a big baby who can’t take it when the going gets tough.

  37. davodavo November 23, 2011 at 8:16 am -

    I avoid anything he has anything to do with, he’s not funny, just cringeworthy. I dont know why the execs are so keen on a USA show with an Australian host(s), take the The Craig Ferguson Show, costs nothing to film, just pick someone edgy and funny to host (Shaun Micallef) and have 1, 3 or even 5 episodes a week. The guests don’t have to be LA stars, just interesting and the host does the rest. Come on execs.

  38. steve sydney November 23, 2011 at 8:00 am -

    I completely forgot the nude picture segment… I couldn’t believe they put that to air but it just highlighted the double standard..

    They can show Scarlett Johansson’s bare breast and arse but they had to cover Kanye West’s half penis. TV censors are so full of it..

  39. Ruddeger November 23, 2011 at 7:57 am -

    Perhaps Kyle didn’t know which chin to take the criticism on.

  40. Walt November 23, 2011 at 7:52 am -

    Does Kyle have incriminating photos of someone in power? I can only assume so as there could be no other reason this idiot continues to get work.

  41. Sheba Percy November 23, 2011 at 7:50 am -

    It was a standard critique from what I read…

  42. Butterfly Carnage November 23, 2011 at 7:25 am -

    I want to know how execs work with both of them; and why they bother, it’s not like there isn’t choice in the market place. Vile Kyle sounds diabolical to work with, high maintenance and not worth the trouble. Ask their old news reader….

  43. ? Man November 23, 2011 at 6:41 am -

    I with the jorno . The show was compleat

  44. andy November 23, 2011 at 6:37 am -

    what a horrible thing to say. he really cant take criticism, can he?

  45. den November 23, 2011 at 6:27 am -

    I can’t believe people still like Kyle.

  46. jamie November 23, 2011 at 6:22 am -

    Like all bully personalities, Sandilands can give it but he sure can’t take it. When will Australia wake up to how deeply unpleasant and untalented this man is?

  47. La Raconteuse November 23, 2011 at 5:41 am -

    What a complete and utter twat.

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