Can Of Worms opens a can of worms

Staff Writer

TEN's Can Of Worms, hosted by Mix 101.1's Chrissie Swan, is coming under fire by activist group 'CANdo' who have started an online petition against the show.

Their complaint is regarding a question involving 2GB's Alan Jones from Monday nights episode.

James Mathison was asked: "A mysterious man desperately wants to give you a million dollars. There is one catch. You have to perform one of the following:

1. Run naked through Times Square singing Gangnam Style

2. Eat a plate of live cockroaches

3. Root Alan Jones."

Mathison replied with…"I don't even need my options to be eliminated, I will choose 'Root Alan Jones'. There is no man in the country that needs to get laid more than Alan Jones. That guy is so up-tight that for our country I would bang him. For our nation I'd give Jonesy a bit of doodle whiskey."

CANdo executive director Jai Martinkovits said…"We want a retraction on the comment…we think the show has gone one step too far."

They are also calling on TEN's shareholders to "act upon this profanity, demanding that this rubbish [be removed] from public viewing."

TEN have responded by saying…

"Monday night's episode of Can Of Worms was classified 'M', displayed clear consumer advice and was broadcast in compliance with the commercial television industry code of practice."

"Whilst we recognise that parts of the program may not have been to everyone's taste, classification and consumer advice is provided so that people may make informed viewing decisions for both themselves and those in their care."

Read more in The Age here

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