Meshel Laurie calls out KIIS101.1 for using her likeness in radio stunt
The station’s new Drive team dropped by new Breakfast duo Jase and PJ this morning, bringing along with them t-shirts and mugs with Matt and Meshel KIIS branding on them.
“We never had t shirts or mugs, or any merch at all, so they’ve made these especially for a fake stunt,” said Laurie on Instagram, uploading a photo of the merchandise.
“Sad. Please don’t use my name and face for cheesy radio stunts guys.”
Laurie and fellow former breakfast host Matt Tilley were replaced by Kiwi imports Jase and PJ for breakfast on Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1 in 2018, with the latter making their debut this morning.
The image of Jase, PJ, Will and Woody was originally uploaded by the official KIIS 101.1 Instagram, with the caption “classic stitch up.”
“I’m sure the ‘stitch up’ has been on a whiteboard for months,” Laurie went on to comment.
Public comments on the original uploaded were scathing, with listeners calling the stunt “disrespectful,” “poor form,” “workplace bullying” and more.
Despite Will and Woody’s ill-received stunt, Jase and PJ got off to a reasonable start this morning on their Melbourne debut.
They also called on listeners to give them a fair go at the new role, and to go easy with the negative feedback on social media.
Within an hour of the show, Jase Harding went to great pains to point out that he and Harvey had nothing to do with the sacking of Matt and Meshel from the Breakfast slot.