The shock jock made the remarks towards the NZ PM in response to Ardern's comments about Australia's contribution to the climate crisis.
Social media is calling out radio shock jock Alan Jones after he told Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “shove a sock” down New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s throat.
Ardern urged Australia to commit to reducing emissions and that the country “has to answer to the Pacific” while at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu on Wednesday.
“Here she is preaching on global warming and saying that we’ve got to do something about climate change,” Jones said on radio station 2GB.
“I just wonder whether Scott Morrison is going to be fully briefed to shove a sock down her throat.”
Jones also called Ardern a “complete clown” and “a joke”.
Both ‘Alan Jones’ and ‘Jacinda Ardern’ are trending on Twitter in Australia at the time of writing, with an overwhelming number of users condemning Jones’ words.
Some are even calling on 2GB to take action against the embattled host.
This is not the first time that Jones has taken aim at a female leader. In 2011, he said that then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard should be “put in a chaff bag and thrown out to sea.”
In 2012, he also made comment that Gillard’s recently deceased father John had “died of shame” due to the “lies” that his daughter had told in parliament.
After being temporarily suspended by 2GB, Jones expressed that he had reached out to Gillard to apologise. Gillard’s office confirmed that she did not want to take the call.
In response to the comments and a petition signed by 36,000 people, advertisers such as Woolworths, Mercedes-Benz and Bing Lee temporarily pulled advertising from 2GB.