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Canada: Radio show cancelled after homophobic comments by host about trial of which he was jury foreman

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  1. in USA Sarah Palin would call him a hero!

    1. Mark in Halifax 7 Jan 2014, 7:31am

      True……but then Sarah Palin has only relatively recently learned to stand on just her hind legs!

    2. Darren Yehuda 7 Jan 2014, 12:58pm

      Sarah Palin couldn’t ind Canada on a map!

      1. Mark in Halifax 8 Jan 2014, 4:03pm

        She couldn’t find her arse with both hands!

    3. That Duck Dynasty fake slob would call Sarah Palin a vagina with more to offer than another man has to offer…
      C’mon guys admit it, you’d rather do Sarah Palin than James Franco wouldn’t you? (lol)

  2. one can only say what a backward group of people, pleased to see the show as been cancelled. By the way how could anyone have affair trial with a homophobe like him on the jury?

    1. I think the man convicted of sexual assault is now appealing the verdict on that basis.

      1. Good luck to him. Whether he is guilty or not he deserves a fair trial free of bigot jurors like these people.

  3. I don’t know what the law is in Canada on such matters, but had this happened in England, the radio host would have been guilty of contempt of court and almost certainly fined (or conceivably imprisoned for it). The courts here are very strict about this sort of thing.

    1. I agree. Even though I believe he made these statements after the trial, as mentioned he signed a document stating that he didn’t have homophobic opinions when clearly he does. That is contempt of court and it should trigger a retrial.

      The court case should be thrown out, and a second trial arranged. They would then need to ensure that those on the jury were not homophobic. This could take months to clarify.

      There’s also the risk that they might not be able to call another trial, because the press from this one has rendered the chances of a fair trial impossible.

      In that case, the conviction would have to be overturned and the man walk free. That’s not good, and if it happens then this DJ should also be tried for a more serious breach of law. If this story has made the chances of a second, fair trial impossible, the convicted man would have to be freed and the DJ should face time for subverting justice and contempt of court.

      1. Frank Boulton 7 Jan 2014, 1:08pm

        Yes, I agree. The radio show host swore under oath in a court of law that he was not homophobic. In England, that would at least be perjury. Surely he can and should be prosecuted for that.

  4. Corus Entertainment (the shows owners) have a less than, lets say, ideal rep in Canada.

    “Save the children programing”, The newly revamped Womens Network (No Lesbians this time, just Haus Fraus) where women still act/think like they did in the 1950s. Country Music TV……get the idea? They signed up Oprah for counter balance, but her network is not doing so well.

    There are lots of people like this guy in the world, but somebody has to still hire them and put them on air!

  5. Article is inaccurate. It was show producer Derek Welsman who was the jury foreman, not Dean Blundell.

  6. Wow! That’s pretty damn hard core. How did they expect to get away with that level of homophobia – in CANADA? So pleased he’s lost his job.

  7. Lion in Winter 7 Jan 2014, 1:26am

    Str8 men will always hate gays because we don’t have to plead for sex.

  8. Mark in Halifax 7 Jan 2014, 7:29am

    It’s good to know that the radio station did the right thing on this occasion, although doubtless this idiot will end up on some right wing station, spouting his bile for the uneducated, gun-toting masses.

  9. That’s what happens when a bunch of snickering homophobes down too much Jack Daniels while broadcasting live. Glad he got his discharge from the station, hope he is prosecuted for contempt of court..

  10. Ryan McKindle 7 Jan 2014, 10:57am

    It doesn’t seem remotely homophobic to me, It is attacking a certain lifestyle that happens to more obviously occur within gay sexuality, but it isn’t attacking gay people in general. And it the lifestyle in question is one that goes under attack in both straight and gay relationships. Is promiscuity often idolized? If you’re as soft to take offence from a gay bumming joke with reference to prison you need to re-evaluate your life. Would it be a different story if it was a gay person who said it? probably.

    1. Ryan, maybe you should be over at the anti-gay Christian Institute website where there is no option to comment on the propaganda articles they run.

      1. Ryan McKindle 8 Jan 2014, 2:08pm

        What a childish comment. I’m gay mate. I took no offence to the clip. Killing off a guy’s career over some banter is far more of a hate crime, and you know what they say about two wrongs.

        I agree his personal views on a more ‘sleazy’ lifestyle might be inappropriate as for some people it is a life choice which they’re entitled to and shouldn’t be judged for. But the rest? Didn’t seem homophobic at all. Don’t be so naive.

        1. Broadcasting childish homophobic banter about the ickyness of gay sex smears all gay people, your use of “lifestyle” that favourite anti-gay buzz word exposed you …but if you are genuinely gay then you’ve clearly been exposed to too much anti-gay humour and it’s damaged you and lowered you self esteem so much you can’t recognise it any longer, that’s how far in denial you are.

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