All the Wild Things Kerri-Anne Kennerley Has Said On Live TV This Year

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has caused quite the stir over the weekend after offending members of the public with comments during a segment on Studio Ten.

Directing her attention to journalist Antoinette Lattouf, Kennerley asked the guest if she had forgotten her pants.

Fans of the panel show described it as “appalling behaviour”, but this was not the first time in 2019 the 66-year-old caused a stir.

So, with this, let’s take a look back at some of the wild things KAK has said this year.

“Did you forget your pants?”

During a segment on “Millenial Speak”, the panellists of Studio Ten debated whether words such as “woke”, “thirsty” and “salty” should be added to the dictionary.

While explaining that she prefers talking on the phone rather than texting, Kennerley became distracted by her colleague Lattouf’s outfit and asked her:

“Did you forget your pants today?”

The other co-hosts, including Joe Hildebran and Natarsha Belling, were visibly taken aback, while co-host Angela Bishop came to Lattouf’s defense.

“And she looks unbelievable!”

Shocked by Kennerley’s question, Lattouf came to her own defense by telling her that it was a “playsuit”.

“A playsuit?” Kennerley questioned her. “And she’s gonna be thirsty.”

Fans of the show took to social media calling for an apology, with one person saying:

“Maybe KAK should look up the words ‘I’m sorry’ and apologise to her co-host for that unnecessary comment. It was nasty”.

Uh oh.


“It’s the end of life as we know it”

Back in May,  Kennerley spoke about Bill Shorten in the lead up to the elections during a segment on Studio Ten, saying “If Bill Shorten gets in, it’s the end of life as we know it.”
She then took issue with the Labor party’s plan to set up a taxpayer-funded Gender Centre to support transgender people.
“One thing I’m seriously outraged about, the millions and millions they’ll spend on a Gender Commission,” she said, while adding: “These kids out there who are gender confused, and there’s a percentage of people out there gender confused, they will put up this Commission and we, like Tasmania, will have a child and it won’t be male or female, it will be gender-free.”
The most shocking of all came when Kennerley attacked the party’s plan to reduce the cost of cancer care, calling it “all smoke and mirrors”.
“Throwing money at cancer is just feeding the chooks,” she said. “Don’t believe it. Dig a little deeper. Just dig a little deeper.
“Anybody who believes they’ll be better off if Shorten and the Greens get in is under some whoopy-do cloud. It will never, ever happen. You will tank.”
WATCH: Kerri Anne Kennerley’s comments about Bill Shorten. Story continues…

“Has any single one of those people been out to the outback, where children, babies, five-year-old’s are being raped?”

In January 2019, Kerri-Anne had a now-infamous argument with fellow Studio Ten panellist, Yumi Stynes.
During a heated conversation about the Australia Day protests, Kennerley claimed that people who were protesting Australia Day had never actually been out into a remote Aboriginal community.
“OK, the 5000 people who went through the streets making their points known, saying how inappropriate the day is … Has any single one of those people been out to the outback, where children, babies, five-year-olds are being raped? Their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. They get no education. What have you done?” she asked.
“These people are desperate for help. Aboriginal elder women are desperate for help, and they’re not getting it. Where are these people (other than) one day of the year? You’d be better off doing something positive.”
Yumi, visibly offended by the comments hit back at the host.
“That is not even faintly true, Kerri-Anne. You’re sounding quite racist right now,” to which she responded:  “I’m offended by that Yumi.”
“Well keep going then, because every time you open your mouth you’re sounding racist,” Stynes said.
“I am seriously offended by that, Yumi. SERIOUSLY offended,” Kennerley snapped back.
After weeks of media coverage, Kennerley visited a remote Alice Springs community to find out what Aboriginal women thought of her comments.
“I’m here to listen and to learn,” Kerri-Anne said during the segment.
At one point, while chatting to community member, Shirleen Campbell, 36, she asked for forgiveness.
“Do you forgive me?” Kerri-Anne asked. “It was never meant to be offensive.”
“Yeah, I do,” Shirleen said with a laugh. “We’re all women and human at the end of the day.”
WATCH: Yumi Stynes calls out Kerri-Anne Kennerley for being “racist”.