Abbie Chatfield takes aim at Kyle Sandilands

Hit’s Abbie Chatfield has set her sights on Kyle Sandilands after one of his recent on-air spats where he used derogatory slanders on his co-workers.

Abbie said she finds it “baffling” that Kyle can get away with referring to KIIS staff on-air with terms like, ‘spaz’ while advertisers and fans alike do not question the behaviour. 

Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Abbie said, “I don’t know why he’s not at least being reprimanded.” 

“I don’t know why advertisers still align.”

“It’s as baffling to me as it is to everyone else.”

KIIS advertisers Bunnings and Vodafone have begun reviewing their spending on the network, distancing themselves since the on-air incidents, one of which being Kyle’s vent about Monkey Pox, calling it, “the big gay disease floating around.”

These outbursts and rants are part of Kyle’s brand, and undoubtedly part of his allure, as fans have come to expect these things over time, but Abbie says that’s part of the problem. 

“People go, ‘well that’s just Kyle.’ What he wants is people to call him out, so people are listening to hear what wild thing he’ll say next,” said Abbie.

“It’s continually disappointing and continually … disgusting, the things that he says on air.

“I’m sure people don’t agree with him wholeheartedly. I don’t think they’re vehemently ‘for’ being ableist. They’re more apathetic, which is also an issue.”

On his outbursts, Kyle said on-air, “I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.”

“I like to make people feel fun, relaxed, happy and safe.”

But he was quick to stick to his guns in response to critisims, saying, “I’m never going to change. I’m still not changing for the woke world.”

Kyle has been contacted for a response to Abbie’s comments.

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Sum Yung Gai
17 Oct 2022 - 12:52 pm

When will someone take aim at Abbie Chatfield?

Neil D
17 Oct 2022 - 1:58 pm

Sounds like we have a new breakfast competitor…..could this be part of a new team forming at 2 Day FM?

Bryce donaldson
17 Oct 2022 - 2:02 pm

Abbie’s been in radio for 10 mins and all of the sudden she’s an expert.

When she has some solid ratings on the board then maybe she can comment

17 Oct 2022 - 8:57 pm

he’s not being reprimanded because sponsors pay big bucks to advertise on the show, it’s basically smut and that’s why people listen. and he can basically say whatever he wants, what other breakfast radio shows pay to have a full time Sensor?

18 Oct 2022 - 12:51 am

Not a fan of Abbie….but I agree with her 100% about Kyle….
Where the hell is HR department in KIIS…..

Jo Jo Kincaid
20 Oct 2022 - 11:57 am

So this is what radio is NOW ? How sad


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