This week, The Daily Telegraph reported that the 48-year-old had contacted NSW Police after receiving a number of death threats over social media, email and mobile phone.
A source close to the radio host told the publication that Kyle has “absolutely” been getting death threats.
“That is nothing new however. To be honest, if Kyle got a dollar for every death threat he received, he would be able to buy Tasmania. It has been something that has been going on forever. To be fair, this past week has been very busy though,” they added.
On Friday, Kyle issues an apology through a statement to The Daily Telegraph.
“I’m sorry if I offended anyone with my comments,” he said. “Everyone is entitled to their own religious beliefs and I’m fully supportive of that right.
KIIS owner Australian Radio Network (ARN) also apologised, saying:
“We echo Kyle’s statement and unreservedly apologize for any offence that may have been caused. Last week when this content ran, we immediately recognised that it wasn’t appropriate for distribution and it was removed immediately.”
So what did Kyle say?
“I thought Mary was his (Jesus’) girlfriend but apparently it was the mother,” he said on-air.
“And the mother lied obviously and told everyone, ‘Nah I got pregnant by a magical ghost’. Bulls**t.”
He also called anyone who believed in the Bible story “dumb”.
“You might believe everything that was written down 2000 years ago to be absolutely accurate. Good on you, you’re dumb. Dumb as dog s**t,” he said.
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