The Kyle and Jackie O Show, sparked a heated debate on radio and social media this morning after airing a segment about whether or not working mothers should be paid less.

Jackie ‘O’ got into a heated debate with the show’s controversial creative content manager, Bruno Bouchet.

In a snippet shared by the show on Twitter, Jackie was criticising Bruno for his ‘outdated opinion.’

‘Your views are quite sexist and you only ever notice when it’s the woman that needs to take the time off. Men need to take time off too,’ Jackie said.

‘And it’s very outdated your views because these days we are sharing responsibilities… it’s the men and the women that are sharing – whether we have to pick up the kid from day care or if they’re sick.’

Bruno fired back at Jackie and said he was a ‘feminist.’

‘That’s absolute crap, do you want to hear about sharing responsibility?’ He questioned.

‘Responsibility is everyone doing the same amount of work. I’ve got to pick up the slack for you, I’ve got to pick up the slack for Krystal (a show producer)… why? Because you guys are putting your kids first and I’m sick of it.

‘You guys shouldn’t get the same amount of money because you are not putting in the same amount of effort. Effort should be based on how much you do for the company.’

Hundreds of listeners took to social media to comment on the segment, with the consensus of their listeners agreeing with Jackie.

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Bruno VS Jackie: Should Working Mums Be Paid Less? #KJshow #KIIS1065 #BrunoVS

— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) June 8, 2016

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  • I see his point BUT when the time comes for him to have children then I certainyl hope that he equally shares the load with his partner.


  • I disagree with what Bruno said totally!


  • Yeah, and I bet they’ve picked up the slack for him too.


  • I don’t listen to their show – it annoys me. It’s all hyped and scripted.


  • Seriously? He said that? I find Mums to be some of the most productive workers around. They maximise their time, can multi task and get the job done. What an antagonistic discussion.


  • She always gets mixed up in controversy doesn’t she.


  • Interesting but I think I agree with Jackie


  • Wages across the board are unfair, regardless of whether you are male or female. Is there any reason why a CEO gets paid millions plus a bonus, or a radio announcer gets paid in the hundreds of thousands per year. Do they really deserve that much? Then look at nurses, teachers, clerks etc who are barely making a living once expenses like childcare are taken into account.


  • Aaand he just became one of Australia’s most hated mn. Ha! I would be interested to hear the full conversation. I don’t think it’s feminism and I completely agree with Jackie on this.


  • I agree with Bruno in that “Effort should be based on how much you do for the company”. I don’t care if you are male or female but you should be paid on what you contribute. I know it’s not for everyone but I believe if you choose to have kids you also choose to raise them. If that means having one parent as a stay at home parent, or one or both parents working part time or with flexible hours or paying for childcare it doesn’t matter. But if you choose to have paid employment your obligation is to your employer as they are paying you. If kids are sick, on holidays or have student free days, that’s not your employers problem…….it’s yours!! Your children should not impact on your obligation to your employer.


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