Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic apologises for transgender jibe
One of Australia's most popular TV presenters has offered a lengthy apology after using an "ignorant jibe" considered offensive to transgender people.
In an apology, Karl Stefanovic admitted to overstepping the mark after a series of jokes during Thursday's show.
A Channel Nine reporter described how she and a cameraman were attacked by "transvestites" shortly after arriving in Rio de Janeiro to cover the Olympics.
This prompted Stefanovic to make a series of cross-dressing themed jokes, including a comment that the cameraman was "no stranger to the ways of the tranny", drawing sharp criticism from LGBT groups.
29 Jul 2016