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    A DJ working at a rock radio station in Canada gets sacked for asking a woman how she felt being a MILF gets sacked, despite the fact that she found the question funny and responded in kind. Is it Politcal Correctness gone mad? Is it some form of extreme feminism? Thou shall not laugh? Thou shall not respond to laughter with laughter?

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    DJ who asked B.C. premier her thoughts on being a "MILF" is fired by Courtenay radio station

    VICTORIA — A Courtenay radio station has fired the radio host who asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark a sexually charged question on air last month.

    In a mid-December interview, Wilcomes asked the premier, on behalf of a listener, what it’s like to be a “MILF” — a lewd acronym that references a mother’s sexual attractiveness.

    Clark laughed at the question, and replied that it was better to be a MILF than a cougar — a term that references an older woman on the prowl for a young partner.

    “I work at a rock station,” he was quoted as saying. “We do entertainment and comedy. ...

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    I'm sure some of the PC brigade will be along shortly to defend this sacking......
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    It was more the identity of the person he asked (Basically the equivalent of London's mayor) that seems to be the problem. The station decided they didn't want to maintain the contract of someone who asked such a question of a politician they wanted on their station.

    As long as it was a lawful termination I don't see the issue. The station are free to set their broadcasting agenda surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathalbrugha View Post
    A DJ working at a rock radio station in Canada gets sacked for asking a woman how she felt being a MILF gets sacked, despite the fact that she found the question funny and responded in kind. Is it Politcal Correctness gone mad? Is it some form of extreme feminism? Thou shall not laugh? Thou shall not respond to laughter with laughter?

    Quote - The Vancouver Sun..

    DJ who asked B.C. premier her thoughts on being a "MILF" is fired by Courtenay radio station

    VICTORIA — A Courtenay radio station has fired the radio host who asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark a sexually charged question on air last month.

    In a mid-December interview, Wilcomes asked the premier, on behalf of a listener, what it’s like to be a “MILF” — a lewd acronym that references a mother’s sexual attractiveness.

    Clark laughed at the question, and replied that it was better to be a MILF than a cougar — a term that references an older woman on the prowl for a young partner.

    “I work at a rock station,” he was quoted as saying. “We do entertainment and comedy. ...
    If the DJ feels the dismissal was unfair under Canadian employment law, has he taken a case?

    Without access to his contract of employment, the company's policies and procedures relevant Canadian law, who can say if the dismissal was justified or not?
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    If the women found it funny and got in on the joke well I can't see anything wrong with what he did.
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    Milf? She is only 47 You decide.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    It was more the identity of the person he asked (Basically the equivalent of London's mayor) that seems to be the problem. The station decided they didn't want to maintain the contract of someone who asked such a question of a politician they wanted on their station. As long as it was a lawful termination I don't see the issue. The station are free to set their broadcasting agenda surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Milf? She is only 47 You decide.................
    I would....and again.........and again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller View Post
    I'm sure some of the PC brigade will be along shortly to defend this sacking......
    You seem to have no idea what PC is, its liberal language conformity to prevent a person expressing certain ideas, this man was sacked for being rude and disrespectful to a guest. For lacking decorum and manners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller View Post
    I'm sure some of the PC brigade will be along shortly to defend this sacking......
    I have no strong feelings about the sacking, I guess it depends on his T&C as someone said, but I am surprised that the issue is being presented (here) as mainly about feminism. I think it is about whether or not it is acceptable for a DJ to ask personal questions of a politician.

    The other argument would be that by appearing on that kind of show she was accepting that that was the level at which she would be interviewed, so maybe she, or her advisers, should be criticized for that.

    But if a male politician had been asked whether at his age he could still get it up, for instance, what would the reaction have been? And would it have been posted about here under a title about PC and machismo?

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