Sydney shock jock Steve Price has stopped using the Hunters & Collectors classic ‘Holy Grail’ as his theme song after a request from the band.
The Herald Sun reports that Price explained the absence of the song on his radio show this week saying the band had told him to stop using it after a week of headlines following his Q&A appearance where he called The Guardian’s Van Badham “hysterical’.
Price accused Badham of talking over him when in fact he was interrupting her during a very serious discussion of family violence.
Price had taken a question from family violence campaigner Tarang Chawla, whose sister had been murdered by her partner. Price excused the Eddie Maguire comments about drowning football commentator Caroline Wilson as “a bunch of blokes laughing about things” and “far too much was made of it”.
When Badham put her comments forward Price spoke over her saying “Just because you’re a woman, doesn’t mean you’re the only one that can get upset,” making himself the victim.
The following night on familiar turf on his regular show The Project, host Wayleed Aly pointed out the origins of the word “hysterical” as coming from “a woman who had had her womb removed” (hysterectomy) and how inappropriate it was to use against Van Badham. Given the third opportunity to withdraw his original comment, Prince tripled down after doubling down on Q&A the night before.
Price, now cowardly playing the victim card, claims he was set up by Q&A despite being told there would be a question about family violence before the show.
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