Channel Nine is facing a flurry of complaints over its coverage of the Winter Olympics, following a series of homophobic comments made by Eddie McGuire and Mick Molloy.
Commentating on the figure skating performance given by three-time US champion Johnny Weir, McGuire and Molloy began to poke fun of the Lady Gaga-inspired routine.
Joking that Weir “left nothing in the closet”, and making references to Brokeback Mountain, the pair’s jocular routine continued.
Irate Twitter users instantly started filling the site with complaints about the duo’s comic styling.
Southern Star’s sister paper, Sydney Star Observer, began fielding its own barrage of complaints this morning.
Channel Nine has been contacted for further comment about how many official complaints were received and whether any action will be taken by management over the issue.