Monday, January 14, 2013
Canadian radio DJ is fired after asking female Liberal politician how it feels to be a MILF
MILF is certainly pretty rude and the radio station has a commercial interest in not alienating its audience
A radio show host who asked a Canadian politician what it was like to be a sexually-attractive mother has been fired.
JetFM DJ Justin 'Drex' Wilcomes asked British Colombia premier Christy Clark the leading question after it was submitted by a male listener during the on-air interview.
The 47-year-old mother of one seemed surprised by the question, which used the acronmym MILF, a lewd term referencing a mother's sex appeal.
She laughed, and said: 'You know, I take that as a compliment. 'Better a MILF than a cougar, so tell him I said thank you.'
The term cougar is used to mean an older woman who seeks the company of much younger men.
After the interview, which was broadcast last month, Canadian websites and news programmes discussed the appropriateness both of the DJ posing the question, and of the politician's reply.
JetFM, a rock radio station that serves the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, yesterday said it had released Justin 'Drex' Wilcomes from his employment contract.
The politician's office said it had neither complained about the DJ's conduct, nor sought his sacking.
Miss Clark, who has an 11-year-old son, Hamish, by ex-husband political strategist Mark Marissen, has refused to rise to sexist suggestions that either her job or her family might be compromised by her high status role.