2GB advertiser exodus amid revelations Jones called on Morrison to “backhand” Ardern
A steady stream of 2GB advertisers have pulled out of spots on Alan Jones’ Breakfast program over the past few days.
As SMH reports, mattress brand Koala, gym chain Anytime Fitness and hardware store Total Tools all withdrew their ads on Monday (August 19).
They followed ME Bank and bedding company Snooze, who respectively pulled their ads from Jones’ show on Friday. Bing Lee also withdrew its advertising late last week.
SBS also reports that Amart, RSL Art Union, Bunnings and Big W have followed suit, while the AFR suggests Volkwagen has also pulled out, whie Mercedes Benz aappears to have done the same.
The exodus comes as new audio from Jones’ Breakfast show last week came to light on Tuesday (August 20).
In the audio clip, posted to twitter by ABC News Breakfast, Jones appears to encourage Prime Minister Scott Morrison to use physical violence against NZ leader Jacinda Ardern.
“This lightweight New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is challenging Scott Morrison over climate change,” says Jones.
“Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders…”
Newly discovered audio shows broadcaster Alan Jones suggested NZ PM Jacinda Ardern should be “backhanded” over her views on climate change.
Mr Jones has already apologised for other comments he made about Ms Arden that same morning. pic.twitter.com/gidlLuheld
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) August 19, 2019
Jones was issued with a very public, final warning by Macquarie chair Russell Tate over the weekend after he called suggested Morrison should “shove a sock down [her] throat.”
The 2GB jock eventually apologised, but only after he originally insisted his comments had been “misinterpreted”.
Jones signed a new two-year deal with Macquarie in May, 2019.