Kate Ritchie Critcised For Using Baby's Tongue As 'Comedy Act'
The Nova radio segment was met with outrage.
By Staff writers
October 25 2016
Kate Ritchie and her fellow radio hosts have come under fire for their banter on a baby who was born with an adult-sized tongue.
Kate, along with Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold featured the baby on their Nova 96.9 show, explaining that Paisley Morrison-Johnson who has Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, had undergone tongue reduction surgery, after her story made headlines earlier this month.
The trio went on to ask the question: "What have you got that's big?"
The segment drew criticism with one mum from Victoria taking to Facebook to express her outrage that the trio used the baby's condition as a "comedy act".
The mother wrote: "I am appalled at you Kate Ritchie as someone I have followed since my childhood, who is a mother, that you could make such disgraceful comments about our babies."
A spokesperson from Nova has responded saying the hosts apologise for their comments which were "ill-considered".