Eddie McGuire apologises after ‘King Kong’ comment on Goodes

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    Eddie McGuire has apologised after suggesting that Adam Goodes could be used to promote the musical King Kong on Melbourne radio this morning.

    On Triple M’s Hot Breakfast Radio Show this morning with co-host Luke Darcy, McGuire was responding to comments Darcy had made about a recent promotion for King Kong.

    “One of the great promos ever was the hand coming out of the Eureka tower. What a great promo that is for King Kong,” Darcy said, to which McGuire responded:

    “Get Adam Goodes down for it, you reckon?”

    Darcy replied with a deadpan “No, I wouldn’t have thought so,” before McGuire continued.

    “You can see them doing that, can’t you? Goodesy? … you know, the big, not the ape thing, the whole thing… I’m just saying pumping him up and mucking around and that sort of stuff,” he said, seemingly unaware of the gaffe.

    McGuire later tried to backtrack from his comments.

    “Just to clear up, when we were talking about King Kong there and I was mumbling my way through about Goodesy,” he said.

    “I was trying to say ‘Imagine the old days of trying to get people in for publicity’ and I’ve mumbled my way through that.

    “So anyone who thought that I was having a go or being a smart alec, I take that back.”

    McGuire went on to say he had been “exhausted” at the time and “off on a tangent somewhere”.

    The gaffe comes just five days after a 13-year-old Collingwood fan was ejected from the MCG for calling Goodes an “ape” in the Swans’ 47-point win over the Magpies on Friday night.

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    • May 29th 2013 @ 12:59pm
      Chairman Kaga said | May 29th 2013 @ 12:59pm | ! Report

      These Collingwood blokes just cannot help themselves can they!?

      • May 29th 2013 @ 9:26pm
        Bruce Lee said | May 29th 2013 @ 9:26pm | ! Report

        Now can we get that young collingwood supporter to apologise on Eddies behalf….. the irony lol

    • May 29th 2013 @ 1:09pm
      Pope Paul VII said | May 29th 2013 @ 1:09pm | ! Report

      Love Darc’s “No I wouldn’t have thought so” when he’s thinking WTF?

    • May 29th 2013 @ 1:14pm
      Straight Drive said | May 29th 2013 @ 1:14pm | ! Report

      Well the mouth fits the head, doesn’t it?

    • May 29th 2013 @ 1:25pm
      Lroy said | May 29th 2013 @ 1:25pm | ! Report

      Honestly, I can’t stop laughing… love your work Eddie..

    • May 29th 2013 @ 1:41pm
      Stavros said | May 29th 2013 @ 1:41pm | ! Report

      Gee, you won’t get a bigger gaffe than that this year. Take a bow, Eddie.

      • May 30th 2013 @ 9:15am
        Positive Rugby said | May 30th 2013 @ 9:15am | ! Report

        Yes, that is stupid and sounds racist to me. Eddie the idiot. I called for people to back off the 13 year old child but this deserves the full boot.

    • May 29th 2013 @ 1:45pm
      Adrian said | May 29th 2013 @ 1:45pm | ! Report

      No surprise really considering most of the racism has been initiated from Collingwood people. The famous Nicky Winmar portrait was taken at Victoria Park. Can’t expect much from the leader!

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