They should have known better than to start trouble with Justin Bieber or his legion of loyal fans!
Toronto radio station CFNY is in trouble with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council for saying on air that fans of the Biebs are "inappropriately sexualized children."
According to the council, the host of the show, Dean Blundell, made comments that violated part of the station's "equitable portrayal code," which doesn't allow sexualization of children in broadcasting.
The issues derived from Blundell's anti-Bieber tweets, which caused Bieber fans to tweet angrily against him.
During a broadcast on Oct 20, 2009, Blundell and co-hosts read some of the tweets, as well as Blundell's responses, some of which contained references to incest.
Here's an account from the council of one of the tweets:
"To a female fan, Blundell said he had tweeted, 'Save your energy for puberty or to fend off your dad tonight while you're sleepin."'
Another account by the council:
"He'll be chuggin' before he's 18 1/8… 3/8 if he likes that music."
The council has called the comments "gratuitous and unnecessary," and the station, CFNY, must announce the council's decision about the comments on the air during peak listening hours within 3 days.
They must also make the announcement one more time during Blundell's time slot from last October, and they must prove that they've done so to the council.
This is actually not a very harsh punishment at all! We wonder what the punishment would have been if this had happened in the U.S.
What do U think of this whole situation? Did this deserve punishment? If so, was the punishment adequate?
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