Kyle Sandilands Weighs in on Trans Debate
Kyle Sandilands said trans athletes should not compete in women’s sport
KIIS FM host said it was ‘offensive’ to women to allow trans athletes to compete
Comment ignited a war of words with his producer who put down the radio host
Kyle Sandilands has lashed out at trans athletes saying they should not be allowed to compete in women’s sports.
The KIIS FM host claimed it was ‘offensive’ for athletes who were born as men to compete in the same competition as biological women.
’I feel - and this is only my personal opinion and I’m happy to have my mind changed - if you’re born a female, you’re allowed to swim against other females,' Sandilands said on Monday.
’If you’re a 6ft man with (audio beeped) in women’s bathers, that’s not going to cut it.'
A producer hit back at the radio host claiming he was being ‘really offensive to trans women’.
Sandilands snapped back, defending his comment.
’It’s offensive to women who want to compete against other women, that a bloke is allowed to beat them,' he said.
The producer responded, ’By saying bloke, you’re just dismissing what a trans women is’.
’Well you’re dismissing what an actual woman is,' Sandilands shot back.
Co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson was forced to intervene and tried to defuse the situation.
She claimed people should hold onto their personal opinions and allow the debate be settled by the athletes and sports organisations instead.
Her comment drew a heated response from Sandilands.
‘So we should just say, screw those chicks who are trying to win the medal,’ he said.
‘I get both sides here,’ Henderson said.
’Why - because you’re a chick with a d**k?' Sandilands retorted.
Trans athletes competing in women’s sport has been a hot talking point throughout the election campaign.
Liberal candidate Katherine Deves received online threats after she described transgender children as ‘surgically mutilated and sterilised’ in unearthed tweets.
Ms Deves has previously apologised after for her comments.
Queensland MP Robbie Katter was the latest politician to join the debate saying he had plans to move a bill to ban transgender athletes in women’s sport.
The Katter’s Australian Party MP says if the next federal government doesn’t move to ban transgender athletes from women’s competitions within 90 days of forming, he will move a bill to do so in Queensland’s State Parliament.
The debate has been fuelled after US swimmer Lia Thomas was allowed to compete in female events before she won the women’s NCAA Division I Title.
By Aidan Wondracz
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