A listener driving three children – not her own - aged 11‚ 15 and 16 tuned into the “disgusting and inappropriate” discussion about sex just before 6pm at the end of January.“It was very embarrassing to say the least‚” she noted in a complaint to The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.
“I'm still shocked that announcers could talk about the subject in so much detail.”This is not the first time that Phat Joe’s show has irked some listeners‚ with the most recent complaint lodged against him in February for comments made about Down's syndrome.
Hundreds gathered outside a mosque in Banda Aceh to watch the flogging of the two men who are both in their early 20s.
Vigilantes found the men having sex after entering a private apartment room in March and reported them to authorities.
Broadcasting complaints commissioner Linda Venter said‚ “The fact that these children were not the complainant’s own children‚ probably made it even more embarrassing‚ since where parents would usually know their own children well and would know how to approach any questions or remarks in such circumstances‚ this was not the case here.”“Discussions of this nature are essentially inappropriate on radio at times when children might be in the audience and would be beyond the contemporary South African standard of tolerance‚” said Venter.