- 02 Mar 22
The podcast hosts had been suspended from their new radio show for making "sexist and insulting comments" in a video.
RTÉ 2FM has confirmed that The 2 Johnnies will return to the radio station after they were suspended due to controversial comments made in a video promoting their new slot on the national broadcaster.
In a statement from RTÉ they said that they had "engaged intensively with The 2 Johnnies in respect of the breaches of our social media guidelines, the standards expected with RTÉ content and the challenges of moving from an unregulated space into one where regulations apply".
The video that began the controversy last week featured The 2 Johnnies reading out car bumper stickers sent in by their fans.
Some examples of the stickers read included: "Workin’ the land and droppin’ the hand", "Tyres are like women, no good unless they are squealing" and "She’s not a princess, she’s a slut". It was soon deleted by RTÉ after it drew the ire of many consumers of the content.
The head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy said "We reviewed the content and found that our social media guidelines were breached. We took this very seriously. So seriously that The 2 Johnnies were taken off air."
"They have apologised, and we've been talking since about where we go from here. They are aware of the standards we expect and are absolutely committed to upholding them."
The 2 Johnnies themselves stated that "On the back of what was a very intense week and having issued an apology and clarification of the events which occurred, we are extremely excited about returning to our daily drivetime show."
"We had a great welcome at 2fm last week and are eager to work with Dan and the 2fm family again, acknowledging the lessons we've learned and committing to put these into action."
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