“I Would Have Cut His Throat”: Kyle Sandilands Defends Will Smith, Relates To Him With Similar Incident

“I Would Have Cut His Throat”: Kyle Sandilands Defends Will Smith, Relates To Him With Similar Incident
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Ever the purveyor of contrarian takes, Kyle Sandilands took to the airwaves yesterday morning to defend Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock during the live telecast of the 94th Academy Awards on Monday.

“How good was Will Smith defending his wife?” Sandilands (featured image) announced on the The Kyle and Jackie O Show yesterday.

“You can’t shitcan a wife’s medical condition and expect to get away with it.”

The controversial radio host then made a surprising admission that he too had previously been close to punching comedians who made live, verbal jabs at him during, particularly Dave Hughes who called the shock jock a “massive dickhead” during the 2007 Logies ceremony.

“I’ve sat in an audience at the TV Week Logie awards where a joke was made about me and that’s fine,” said Sandilands.

“I did think, ‘The cameras are on me’ and I’m clapping because I’m thinking, ‘Do I clap and smile here? Or do I get up and knock Dave Hughes unconscious on television?'”

“So you’re smiling and clapping because you know the cameras are on but I was raging and I thought, “Do I bash this dog or not?” … If [the joke] had been my wife I would’ve cut his throat on live television.”

Hughes eventually “apologised” for his remarks back in 2007 with the following statement, “I am sincerely and deeply sorry that Kyle Sandilands is a massive dickhead… No one deserves to go to jail just for being a massive dickhead. Massive dickheads have the same rights as normal people.”

Despite his firm stance, Sandilands was still at odds with his millennial newsreader, Brooklyn Ross, who said, “You can’t go around punching everyone over a joke”.

“If people come and punch you over jokes you make, is that OK?” Ross asked.

Sandilands responded, “Yep that’s fine, front up, step up dog, let’s see what you’ve got.”

However, the Sydney-based shock jock certainly isn’t alone in his defence of Smith, with Smith’s own son, Jaden, taking to Twitter after the slapping incident to simply comment, “And That’s How We Do It”.




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