Seven Condemns Lawrence Mooney’s On-Air “Cox” Joke About Female Co-Host

Seven Condemns Lawrence Mooney’s On-Air “Cox” Joke About Female Co-Host
SHARE
THIS



Channel 7 has denounced a joke made by one of the hosts of its pre-game AFL show.

Comedian Lawrence Mooney was co-hosting The Kick on Saturday 26 May alongside former AFL players Luke Darcy and Matthew Richardson, along with commentator Sam Lane, when he launched into a discussion about AFL players with the surname Cox.

“There have been 14 Cox to actually play the game… 15 Cox. That’s a bunch of Cox – more than a handful,” he said.

“And there have been Cox of all different shapes and sizes. Lance Cox – dearly departed I believe – was one of the tiniest Cox to play the game at 169 centimetres.”

Lawrence Mooney

Lawrence Mooney

But here is where it went south for Mooney.

“And now I cross to you, Sam Lane, for the Cox report,” he said to his female co-host.

“Because you love the Cox.”

To her credit, Lane handled Mooney’s blunder with professionalism by quickly switching the conversation to “serious news”.

A Seven spokesperson told B&T that Mooney’s joke was out of line.

“Clearly, the comment falls outside our value system,” the spokesperson said.

“Teamwork and respect for your teammates are highly valued ethics inside the culture at Seven Melbourne.

“There is a sincere friendship shared between Sam and Lawrence based on their genuine respect and regard for each other. They remain good friends.”

Sam Lane

Sam Lane

Mooney and Lane have spoken off-air about the incident and both agreed the joke overstepped the mark, according to the Herald Sun.

Lane hasn’t made a complaint about the incident, while it’s understood that Mooney was told not to repeat his mistake at a regular Monday morning meeting for the show.

 

Latest News

Dan Gregory’s Five Tips For Effective Collaboration
  • Opinion

Dan Gregory’s Five Tips For Effective Collaboration

In this guest post, CEO of The Impossible Institute, Dan Gregory (main photo), says if you’re lost for inspiration then two heads – even 100 heads – are always better than one… The implementation of effective collaboration leading the generation of results has been well documented, but there is one example that comes to mind – this […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Poll Reveals What Journalists Fear the Most
  • Media

Poll Reveals What Journalists Fear the Most

A global poll of journalists from 52 countries has identified declining ad revenues as the profession’s number one concern. Staff cuts came second and the dreaded “fake news” came in at third. The poll was conducted by German press organisation Impressum and asked respondents the three questions below: In one word, what defines journalism in your […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing

A new Aussie study – based on the views of some of adland’s brightest – has concluded that data and technology is bringing agency creatives and marketers far closer together. The study, titled Joining The Dots: The Future Of Creativity, was conducted by PwC and Google and included the opinions of 15 industry thought leaders […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More
  • Marketing

Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More

Consumers are willing to pay more for products that not only have the features they want but also are delivered by businesses with a good reputation, a new Australian study has found. The study (which you can read in full here) was done by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), puts a price on reputation […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network
  • Media

P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network

The acquisition of Nonstop Media by ASX-listed P2P Transport Limited will create Australia’s largest taxi advertising network. Adflow, P2P Transport’s advertising division, will take control of all acquired media assets to complement its growing fleet of digital rooftop signage, vehicle wraps and in-vehicle entertainment products across Australia. The acquisition grows Adflow’s footprint substantially by adding […]

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem
  • Marketing
  • Technology

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem

Computer software giant Adobe has announced a partnership with UNSW Sydney that will see Adobe Experience Cloud implemented across the university’s global digital ecosystem. The partnership with Adobe is part of a five-year overhaul of UNSW’s digital ecosystem designed to boost its reputation as a top 50 global university through improved integrated marketing capabilities and […]