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in brief: NZ radio host refers to 70kg women as ‘heifers’ on air

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New Zealand radio host, Rachel Smalley was caught offensively referring to women as ‘lardos’ and ‘heiffers’ while she thought she was off-air earlier this morning.

The presenter for Newstalk ZB was previously discussing a story on the emergency contraceptive pill, where it was mentioned that the average New Zealand woman weighed 72kg.

The show then cut to a commercial break, with Smalley unknowingly still on-air berating women for their weight, her voice heard underneath the advertisements.

‘The average woman is 72kg, heifers … lardos, bunch of lardos,’ she said.

Her comments resulted in a tirade of upset listeners, with many taking to Twitter to voice their disappointment.

‘If Rachel Smalley thinks women of 70 kg are heifers and lardos she needs a serious reality check. Also respect plummeted hugely here,’ one user Tweeted.

It’s not the first time a respected radio personality has been caught speaking offensively off-air, but the low blow against Kiwi women in particular has sent quite a shockwave through the country.

The slip-up was not uploaded to Newstalk ZB’s website, and Smalley later apologised for her comments, but there is no doubt it has left a dent in her professional career.

‘I deeply regret the comments. They were offensive,’ Smalley said. ‘I’m sorry, it was a genuine mistake.’

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