We request that Channel 9 continue to keep Sam Newman off the Footy Show as he continually expresses misogynistic views and publicly harasses and humiliates women in gender-based attacks. Newman\'s antics are not \"entertainment\" but abuse, and Channel 9 must act responsibly in removing such a public disgrace from television. We intend to send the completed petition to Channel 9.
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Melissa Tumbas, Australia7 years ago
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Anura Logan, Australia7 years ago Comments: I'm a black woman, and I know for a fact that if Mr Newman appeared on the show doing something that denigrated for example, Aborigines to the same effect, he would most definately be sacked. Sexism should be just as unacceptable as racism, and to retain him on the network would be promoting sexist attitudes under the guise of "humour". Were a young man and woman to watch 'that show' (as I'm sure thousands would have) and then observed Lyons' lovely tribute to Newman at the logies, it would confuse them into thinking that humiliating somone in that manner would not amount to sexual harassment - whereas in fact, it does. Channel 9 should neither endorse illegal actions on its shows.
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