The NRL Footy Show which I consider to be the best variety type show in Australia and New Zealand is in trouble for featuring the photo of a baby in their "Look-alikes" segment. This is ridiculous given that the point of that segment is to make fun of the hosts or former hosts of the show Paul "Fatty" Vautin and The Big Marn are the main targets because of their hair colour or weight. The photo in question was of a babe who has a resemblance to former host Peter "Sterlo" Sterling. The photo was supplied by a family friend of the baby and they put it up on the show. Now the parents of the baby are upset.
I think whoever sent it in should have asked for permission from the parents first, rather than it being the Footy Show's fault. I don't think the NRL Footy Show did anything wrong.
This is off the NRL Footy Show's Facebook page
Regarding recent articles in News Ltd papers, the Look-A-Likes photo was sent into The Footy Show by a friend of the family and not taken off Facebook. We chose not to make a statement to News Ltd yesterday but we did not refuse to apologise to the family and we did speak to the family on Friday and will do so again today to reassure them we never intended to cause hurt to them or their child and of course apologise if it did.
Do you think this family deserve to be upset? Should the NRL Footy Show have to apologise?