Veteran Australian radio presenter John Laws has brought his experience into question after he had a rather inappropriate conversation with a female caller on the phone.
An anonymous woman phoned John Laws on his radio program to discuss her personal struggle with life while suffering sexual abuse at the hands of five male family members.
The poor woman narrated her experience through sobs and tears how her father, brother and uncles molested her. The presenter asked her age when the abuse began and she replied that she was six when her ordeal began and continued until she was sixteen years old. She called the radio station to talk about how she plans to keep the dream alive, the motto of Laws’ program.
But what John Laws asked her later was actually quite depressing and disgusting.
According to a news website, Laws said, “My God they were having a good time with you.” He further embarrassed her by asking, “Was it any way your own fault? You weren’t provocative?” The girl replied by saying that she wasn’t provocative because she was just a little girl at that time. He also asked the girl whether or not she was attractive, to which the girl replied, “I think I am all right.”
There is also a Facebook photo going viral over the internet in which Laws is being condemned for not regretting his line of questioning.
The whole conversation has caused a stir in the media and set Twitter on fire. People are cursing and bashing John Laws for his pathetic questions. Here are top ten tweets from people who think that what the radio presenter did was wrong:
1- Vile Piece Of Work
Let's not overlook john Laws being a vile piece ofwork today. Anyone thinks 6yo kids can be provocative of rape should NOT be on air!— Nathan Lee (@NathanLee) March 21, 2013
2- People Are Boggled:
3- Appalling, Sexist Comments!
4- He Has Always Been Creepy:
John Laws is a creepy old douchebag. We've always known that.— Roxanne (@SweetChilli_) March 21, 2013
5- Someone Remembers:
Don’t forget, John Laws is the man who insisted his female employees wear skirts.— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) March 21, 2013
John Laws is a disgrace.— Sabine Wolff (@sabinewolff) March 21, 2013
John Laws thinks a 14 year old victim of sexual assault is "at fault" for "allowing the assualt to happen" *facepalm*— denee savoia (@dnee) March 21, 2013
8- Not Human:
John Laws is not only not qualified to be on the air, he is not qualified to be human.— LANTS (Atlanta) (@LANTS) March 21, 2013
9- People are really very mad, and they should be:
10- Vile Man:
WTF John Laws?! Sexual abuse is NEVER the victim's fault, you abhorrent, disgraceful, vile man.— Shane Bazzi (@bazarazzi) March 20, 2013
There are more, and there should be. He might be a highly experienced radio presenter but what he has said is absolutely unacceptable!