Fox FM pulls $10k worth of ads promoting alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos

Staff Writer

On-air advertisements from Penthouse Magazine totalling $10,000 have been banned by Melbourne’s Fox FM.

The radio ads promoting controversial political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’s second Melbourne speaking engagement have been pulled, with Hit Network head of content Gemma Fordham judging the content “too off-brand”.

“We are getting a number of complaints,” she added.

Damien Costas, Penthouse Magazine publisher and promoter of the national tour featuring Yiannopoulos, could hardly contain himself in reacting the news.

“I can’t believe it! What will they do if one of their announcers dares to go to see Milo at his show? Ban them too?”

“Be warned Fox FM that one of your new 2018 drive time team is coming as a special guest to meet Milo in Melbourne.”

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1 Nov 2017 - 5:27 pm

SCA really can’t afford to be turning down a $10,000 spend so it seems ridiculous. How many complaints did they used to get about Kyle and they let him continue.

Gunner (The Wasp)
2 Nov 2017 - 10:11 am

“Crazy” is drawing parallels where nothing common exists. Let’s wait till Kyle stops talking about the Rock and starts touring the world pushing a dangerous agenda before we jump on the Breitbart wagon. As an exec you deal with what is in front of you, what is in front of Gemma is a mess. It’s the right call for today. Well done team. A 10,000 dollar spend is basically Ridgey Didge’s Butchery account in Townsville for a year. You know nothing – please go away and prep your community radio Soft 5 at 2. ( I wonder what will be number 1, Hank Marvin’s swinging on a star…. ?

2 Nov 2017 - 12:37 pm

As one of Melbourne’s long standing top-rating stations, Fox have advertisers queing up. Can easily afford to cancel what’s actually a relatively small spend, and they’ll be able to do so without any lost inventory.


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