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Katie Gallagher

The 2 Johnnies say they didn't go far enough to condemn 'offensive' radio clips

Johnny B of The 2 Johnnies admitted the pair “did not go far enough” to condemn “offensive” content they featured on their podcast in a defiant defence of their name.

They found themselves at the centre of controversy this week just three days after launching their RTE 2fm show Drive It With The 2 Johnnies, accused of airing “sexist and insulting comments” in their podcast and clips to promote their show.

The deleted clips see the duo known as Johnny Smacks and Johnny B discuss a number of crude references about women on bumper stickers.

In a segment called Irish Car Stickers the Tipperary natives – real names Johnny McMahon, 30, and Johnny O’Brien, 35 – read out some of the sticker slogans sent in by listeners, such as: “Workin’ the land and droppin’ the hand #Keephercountry.”

Others included “Tyres are like women, no good unless they are squealing” and: “She’s not a princess, she’s a sl*t.”

After they were hit with a huge backlash, the double act apologised.

Speaking to RTE’s Liveline, Johnny B said: “When we read them out our intention was to condemn them. And to say if you have this on your car you should really think twice and take them down.”

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