TalkSport Suspends Gaunt For 'Nazi' Crack
November 10, 2008 at 4:53 PM (PT)
UTV U.K. national Sports station TALKSPORT has suspended talk host JON GAUNT for calling REDBRIDGE COUNCIL member MICHAEL STARK a "Nazi" and "ignorant pig" on FRIDAY's show. GAUNT ripped the councillor for the council's decision to ban smokers from foster parenthood, later calling STARK a "health Nazi," but apologizing before the show was over.
The station has suspended GAUNT while investigating the incident, about which it received several complaints. GAUNT, who spent part of his childhood in foster care, wrote similar complaints about the council's action in his column in FRIDAY's editions of THE SUN, referring to "health and safety Nazis."