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Kerri-Anne Kennerley apologises after ‘slut shaming’ scandal

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Is it time for veteran presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley to quit live TV? Studio 10 viewers think so after she ‘slut shamed’ her colleague on air last week. 

WATCH: ‘Where are your pants?’ Kerri-Anne Kennerly insults Studio 10 reporter

During a segment of the show where the panel were joined by 10 Daily senior reporter Antoinette Lattouf, Kerri-Anne made uncalled for comments about what she was wearing. 

“Did you forget your pants today?” the 66-year-old asked Antoinette during a segment about modern-day dictionaries and emojis.

“It’s a… it’s a playsuit,” a clearly shocked Antoinette stammered.

“A playsuit?” KAK replied laughing.

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There’ve been calls for KAK to leave her presenting role (Credit: Channel 10)
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Kerri-Anne tried to slut shame her colleague live on air (Credit: Channel 10)

The shock and looks of disgust regarding the comments from KAK were immediately obvious as fellow panellists Natarsha Belling and Joe Hildebrand recoiled.

Fellow presenter Angela Bishop tried to defend a visibly uncomfortable Antoinette.

“And she looks unbelievable!” Angela declared.

Not one to back down, KAK took another swipe: “And she’s going to be thirsty.”

As she tried to imply that her colleague was desperate or trying too hard.

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The panel were outraged by KAK’s comments (Credit: Channel 10)

Viewers were quick to condemn Kerri-Anne, taking to Twitter to vent their anger. 

“Why is Kerri-Anne Kennerley slut shaming her colleague here on @Studio10au ? @antoinette_news deserves an apology Kerri-Anne needs to finally be put in the bin where she belongs,” Clementine Ford tweeted.

Another viewer wrote: “I don’t understand why Kerri-Anne is still on television? Is this the best commentators Australia has to offer? I hope not. Natarsha Belling’s body language and near immediate ‘moving along now’ speaks volumes.”

“It’s time for #KAK to take a permanent break from TV, period,” a third person wrote.

https://twitter.com/clementine_ford/status/1205680903445344257

According to The Daily Telegraph, Kerri-Anne has finally reached out to Antoinette and offered an apology. 

In a statement to the publication, Channel 10 confirmed that KAK reached out to Antoinette Lattouf after their awkward exchange upset viewers.

“Kerri-Anne called Antoinette over the weekend and apologised for her comment. She reiterated her comment was not intended to cause offence. They had a respectful conversation and Antoinette accepted her apology,” a Network 10 spokesperson said.

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