Ryan Tubridy comments on Late Late controversy after RTÉ receives more than 500 complaints 1 year ago

Ryan Tubridy comments on Late Late controversy after RTÉ receives more than 500 complaints

It received 515 complaints in total.

Peter Casey appeared on the Late Late Show on November 2, and it caused a lot of controversy.

RTÉ confirmed to The Sun: “RTÉ has received 353 complaints, and 67 emails and 95 calls giving feedback on last week’s Late Late Show, specifically the Peter Casey interview.”

It further stated: “Complaints are of their nature confidential; it’s not something we would comment on.”

Now Ryan has defended himself over the interview, telling the Irish Sun: "I would say that the Late Late is no stranger to robust exchanges and debates, and that was just another one.

“I think everyone who comes to the show can expect a fair hearing, and if it’s political, it can be a little bit more robust and that’s what happens.”

Soon after the interview took place, Peter Casey commented on it saying: “He was rude, and there was no need to be rude. He was deceitful.

“We agreed the format and that I was going to get across the point that I am absolutely not a racist. I don’t believe that Travellers are of a different race, so how can I be racist? He was disingenuous.

“He sat down in the Green Room and we agreed a certain allocation of time. And he basically lied.