Kyle beaten in a boo-off for year’s most sexist comment

Perennial finalists in the prestigeless gold Ernie Award for Sexist Remarks, the team of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie “O” Henderson were pipped at the post by federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne.


If you are unfamiliar with the awards, the annual Ernies were held last night for the 22nd time at NSW State Parliament House attended by around 400 women and a few brave men.  The Awards, which are credited with a strange cult followin, have been named in the top 10 weirdest awards worldwide. They’re a big hit with the BBC who usually do a ‘live cross’.

To decide the Awards, the audience is invited to boo for the nominees. Those who attract the loudest boos, according to a group of experienced boo monitors appointed to the task, are deemed the “winners,” so to speak.

In past years, Kyle Sandilands has had several wins in the minor categories, as have other usual radio suspects, Alan Jones, Ray Hadley, John Laws, Andrew Bolt and Ron Casey. But only Jones and Bolt can boast a Gold award each.

This year Kyle and Jackie O earned an Ernie in the “Fred” – the Clerical/Celebrity section – For their on-air questioning of Sports Journalist, Erin Molan on how many sportsmen she has had sex with, whether she has had a boob job, and whether she has ever slept with a cricketer.

Molan subsequently quit her regular segment on the KIIS FM breakfast show.

The Gold Ernie went to Education Minister, Christopher Pyne for claiming that increases in uni fees won’t disproportionately affect women because – “women are well represented amongst the teaching and nursing students. They will not be able to earn the high incomes that dentists and lawyers will earn.”

Read the full list of “winners” here.