Google+
Subscribe to: Newsletter      Comments      News

Stinker complaint against Kaya does not hold

Posted by radio On February - 13 - 2014

[By : Radiobiz Reporter]

 

A complaint has recently been lodged with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa against Kaya FM’s breakfast team for derogatory remarks. The complainant, T Thobejane, has based the complaint on a comment that was made on the 28th of January where unemployed people were allegedly said to have body odour. The skit where member of 180 with Bob, Kuli Roberts, is supposedly to have said unemployed people smell,” has been viewed by Thobejane as distasteful.Kaya_FM

 

The broadcaster responded by saying, “these are a series of parody political party manifestos that the breakfast show team members put together” and that they “cannot single out Kuli’s comments in isolation to her other team members and that this was positioned as a parody around political parties releasing their campaign manifestos.”

 

It was deduced that there are certain problematic aspects to the complaint: firstly, the Complainant complains on behalf of “unemployed people” (a category that she herself is implicitly not part of). The complaint assumes that “unemployed people” constitute a category that needs special protection (as with children, the aged and physically and mentally disabled persons)

 

After consideration of the facts before the BCCSA found that there is no infringement of the Code and the complaint is not upheld.

 

Did you like this? Share it:

Comments are closed.

Heart FM closes its doors to lend a helping hand

As Youth Month kicks off, Heart FM will be paying homage to the youth of the Western Cape with its 16 […]

RSG wins again at Afrikaans media awards

Last Friday, the annual ATKV (Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging) media awards were presented at the stylish Katy’s Palace Bar […]

Heart FM brings a known voice to Mid-Morning Show

 Heart FM makes a change to its mid-morning show that’s certain to be well received. The station is moving one of Cape […]

SAfm announces new line-up

SAfm remains a radio station with the largest footprint in South Africa, and it is important to refresh, strengthen and […]


TAG CLOUD

POPULAR