Karl Stefanovic's Joke On This Morning's Today Show OFFENDS
This morning on ‘The Today Show’ Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys crossed to Christine Ahern, a journalist who was heavily reported yesterday to have been mugged on a street in Rio.
It has been widely claimed that someone who was transgender undertook the mugging and this has become the focus of the story.
This morning, Stefanovic has upset a lot of people as he used outdated terminology such as ‘’transvestite’’ and ‘’tranny’’ during a live cross this morning. He continually used them throughout the segment.
Stefanovic then proceeded to tell a joke about being transgender before joking that the camera operator was ‘’no stranger to trannies.’’
He said ‘’The other thing is Chris, I know that you have gone to see the police about this tranny. We have a confit made up and we know they don’t all look the same.
''Is that the tranny they are talking about it? Christine sent me that on email."
The segment ended rather awkwardly with all parties keen to move on pretty quickly to the sports segment.
There has been no comment from Today, Channel 9 or Karl Stefanovic since.