TV audience chastised for laughing at male victim of domestic violence

Sydney Morning Herald 15 May 2015
He has been accused of deliberately choosing poorly-educated guests to make the British ashamed of their national identity and preying on dysfunctional people under the guise of entertainment.

But this week, social media users applauded British tabloid talk show host Jeremy Kyle for berating his audience after they laughed at a male victim of domestic abuse who appeared as a guest.

During a segment titled “You’re a violent cheat but I hope your baby’s mine!”, The Jeremy Kyle Show guest Geoff recounted how he ended up in hospital after jumping from a third-storey balcony to escape from his ex-girlfriend Danni.

When the audience erupted in laughter, Kyle accused them of having double standards.

“I don’t want to upset anyone in the audience but if a woman was sat here and a bloke had locked her in a flat and she’d been forced to jump out and injure herself, you lot would not be laughing,” he said.
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