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Gareth Cliff reported for sexist remark

2011-09-12 11:40
 
 
Johannesburg - 5FM DJ Gareth Cliff is in trouble with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA), reports The Mercury.

eThekwini DA councillor Tex Collins reportedly laid the complaint with the BCCSA after being "appalled" by Cliff's remarks during an interview on his show with Angela Larkan of Thanda.org, an organisation which helps children left vulnerable due to HIV/Aids.

The shock jock reportedly said "girls of 22 usually do nothing but lie on their backs with their legs open", after hearing that Larkan started her humanitarian work at that age.

In response to the statement, Collins said: "He sends out the message that every young girl is nothing but a prostitute and a whore."

The registrar for the BCCSA has said that the complaint would be investigated.

However, according to Cliff's manager, his statement was misunderstood and he actually said most 22-year-olds were "looking to have fun".

Larkan has confirmed that Cliff did indeed make the original comment, although she paid no attention to it during the interview.

The complaint against Cliff comes just days after Jacaranda 94.2 DJ Darren Scott quit his job following a racist slur he made towards a colleague. 

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