Fans react to Kyle Sandilands "bully" behaviour on Australian Idol
"Why are we still giving Kyle Sandilands a platform?"
After 14 years, Australian Idol has returned to our screens. Airing on Monday night, audiences witnessed the best (and worst) of Australia's vocal talent as they vied to make their way into the Top 50.
WATCH: Kyle calls Australian Idol tells contestant he looks like a "serial killer". Article continues after video.
Seeing as Sandilands has built a name for himself as a "shock jock", his comments as an Australian Idol judge have been no different. Aside from the actual vocal assessment itself, Sandilands' "bully"-like comments have upset several viewers. Most notably, towards the end of the first episode, he critiqued a contestant's appearance saying he looked like a "serial killer".
Responding to this comment, one fan wrote, "Please respect the singers, but it’s ok for Kyle to insinuate that Ben’s a serial killer 🙄#AustralianIdol."
Kyle's brash judging has disappointed viewers.
On the other hand, fans have also shared their upset with the show creators who chose him as a panellist, "What musical pedigree does Kyle Sandilands possess that qualifies him for #AustralianIdol ? Clearly none," another viewer tweeted.
"Why are we still giving Kyle Sandilands a platform?" another fan wrote.
Despite his appearance on the Idol reboot, Sandilands is no stranger to the the talent judging panel. He held a permanent position on the Idol judging panel from 2005 to 2009 and also appeared on The X Factor and Australia's Got Talent.