A Hobart radio personality has been suspended after she made an inappropriate remark about the Dreamworld tragedy that claimed four lives this week.
AAP reports 7HOFM presenter Anna Dare made an offensive remark about the incident during a ‘secret sound’ segment.
The presenter was attempting to guess the sound she heard when she said, “It’s not getting stuck in a conveyor belt at a theme park is it? … Too soon?”
Dare hosts the breakfast show with former My Kitchen Rules contestant Mick Newell. According to news.com.au. he was said to have responded to the comment with a sigh.
It was also reported Dare followed up the comment with further indignation.
“That’s what it sounds like to me when I first heard it,” she said.
“That’s the first thing I thought of.”
Chief executive of Grant Broadcasters, Grant Cameron, told the AAP the comment did not reflect the values of the station or its parent company.
“We sincerely apologise to our listeners, the broader community and everyone affected by the Dreamworld tragedy,” Cameron said.
Dare is said to have been removed from the air and will undergo counselling.