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Triple M statement

Triple M have released the following statement regarding the comments made about Caroline Wilson on the radio station on Queen’s Birthday:

“Triple M acknowledges the widespread public condemnation of comments made on Triple M Football last week. The comments were inappropriate and unacceptable, disrespectful to Caroline Wilson and to women in general.

Triple M apologises to its listeners, the wider community and Caroline Wilson.

The Triple M employees involved in an on-air discussion before the Freeze MND have been counselled and each have apologised for their remarks and acknowledged the importance of stamping out language and behaviour that encourages or appears to tacitly endorse violence, most particularly against women.

The broadcast staff of all Triple M stations have been reminded that language of this nature is not acceptable and there is no context that makes it acceptable. We recognise that continued and further education is necessary to ensure that all staff understand what is acceptable and what won’t be tolerated.

We have arranged for all our on air staff to undergo training from White Ribbon and to enable them to further promote their message, this weekend Triple M will be donating its on-ground digital signage to White Ribbon.

Triple M has carefully considered whether further disciplinary action is required and believes that the public censure of the comments and the actions taken by the AFL community should be a sufficient incentive for a change in behaviour.”

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21 COMMENTS

  1. I certainly don’t condone violence toward anyone let alone women or children, but if Caro Wilson had said this about Eddie initially i wonder if the uproar would have been the same. It’s all well and good to be p.c. about issues but do we have to read evil into every comment ever uttered publicly? Whatever happened to the Aussie Larrikin? Forced into extinction by the wowsers of this country….. so sad!

  2. Seriously I’m sick and tired about this shit. To be honest if Eddie had said this about someone like David Koch instead of Caro no one would be talking about it or even care about it. Just because he said it to a woman suddenly its violence against women, bullshit it was a stupid joke and that’s it. I hate how suddenly in society we value women above men, it’s bloody annoying, everyone deserves respect not just women.

  3. Truth is if Brownless had said the same thing about Lyon. People would laugh and not give 2 fucks let alone start a controversy about violence towards ‘men’. All these journos including Carrow are only having a whinge because it was directed to them. I agree it was stupid and unnecessary from Macguire but he’s just a tool regardless

  4. “Triple M has carefully considered whether further disciplinary action is required and believes that the public censure of the comments and the actions taken by the AFL community should be a sufficient incentive for a change in behaviour.”

    Ie. Let others make the punishment for them and not have to do their own dirty work.

    Why not give them a week off and get some proper commentators on for a week?

  5. I bet worse has been said about Eddie! The uproar is only occurring because Eddie said it about a lady. Political correctness has gone crazy!

  6. Pathetic. Its a non-event and a joke, Fake outrage fanned by 3AW. Sick of footy journalists who think they are the story instead of a reporter. How about Wilson apologises for every story she makes up claiming she heard from a ‘source’ that she won’t name?

  7. Hasn’t this tripe had enough of a run by now ?? its been blown all out of control and should not had got as far as it has !! as for the comments, well yes they were ordinary but if they were directed at a male journo they didn’t like i would bet we would not be having this conversation about it all ?? No i very much doubt it ……………..Its got a crock of shit written all over it !! Caro is just a flog who happens to be a female flog journo !! thats all ………….

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