Australian ‘Shock Jock’ Kyle Sandilands is to keep his job according to media reports. He met with his employer Austereo today after being taken off air last week for suggesting Magda Szubanski would lose more weight if she spent time in “a concentration camp”.
His employer has announced that he will be off air on unpaid leave for a further 3 weeks and attend counselling.
Sandilands was dumped as a judge on Australian Idol after an earlier stunt on his radio show where a young girl revealed she had been raped while hooked up to a lie detector (Listen to the clip here).
A statement from 2Day FM says: “2Day FM advises that Kyle Sandilands will remain suspended without pay until 7th October 2009. The period of the suspension will therefore be four weeks, of which one week has already been served. The pay penalty will be directed by 2Day FM to community charitable causes. In addition Kyle Sandilands will attend external counselling. 2DayFM has taken into consideration Sandilands’s concern and remorse for statements made”
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