General: Kyle's Jelly Belly Comment... What Do You Think?

Submitted by djwright on Mon, 2006-09-18 19:19

Kyle Sandilands the fat nohoper who doubles as a judge on Australian Idol has come unfer fire for his moronic comments last night in which he told Jessica Mauboy to "lose the jelly belly."

Personally telling a teenage girl that young in years to lose weight can have detrimental effects and Kyle needs to be told that "we weren't all thinking that" and he needs to cool down his comments to a point where he may actually be saying something constructive, if, that is the fat arse can actually do that, and in the case that he can't let's fire the prick!

What do you think?

Source: The Australian

Date: Monday 18th September

AUSTRALIAN Idol judge Kyle Sandilands has been slammed by the Victorian Government after he said a 17-year-old contestant needed to lose a "jelly belly".

Radio shock-jock Sandilands attacked contestant Jessica Mauboy about her weight during the second elimination show last night.

Mauboy, who was wearing jeans, a white T-shirt and black jacket, appeared stunned by the advice that she "lose the jelly belly".

Victoria's Youth Affairs Minister Jacinta Allan said Mr Sandilands' remark was humiliating and had the potential to do significant psychological damage to all the young people in the audience.

"Kyle sent a message to millions of young viewers dreaming of a career in the music industry – don't bother if you're not stick thin," Ms Allan said.

She said mental and physical health issues relating to negative body shapes were already common among young people.

"Young people are bombarded with images of impossibly thin models and then have to sit through insensitive assessments such as the one delivered by Kyle on Australian Idol.

"It amounts to an assault on the self-esteem," she said.

Source: The Age

Date: Monday 18th September

"Australian Idol promotes young Australian talent ... unfortunately it can also indulge in needless humiliation with the potential for negative flow-on effects to its audience."

Ms Allan said this was not the first time the a judge on the show has made such comments.

In 2003, eating disorder and body image experts slammed former Australian Idol judge Ian Dickson for telling a contestant that she should lose weight or choose more appropriate clothes.

A Network Ten publicity spokeswoman said nobody would comment on the matter today, but it would be addressed on the show tonight when Ms Mauboy would get the opportunity to talk about how the comment affected her.

Source: The News.Com.Au

Date: Monday 18th September

AUSTRALIAN Idol judge Kyle Sandilands has been blasted for suggesting a 17-year-old would-be star needs to lose the "jelly belly" if she wants to succeed.

Sydney radio shock-jock Sandilands attacked contestant Jessica Mauboy about her weight during the second elimination show last night.

Mauboy, who was wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and black jacket, appeared stunned by the advice that she "lose the jelly belly''.

Victoria's Youth Affairs Minister Jacinta Allan said 2Day FM star Sandilands' remark was humiliating and had the potential to do significant psychological damage to all the young people in the audience.

"Kyle sent a message to millions of young viewers dreaming of a career in the music industry - don't bother if you're not stick thin,'' Ms Allan said.

he should not have said that

he should not have said that to a girl of her age, shes one of my faves, shes coolness as.

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