The infamous shock jock got himself in big trouble with the CBSC for sexualizing children when he was a radio host.
Dean Blundell, former radio host, responsible for spreading hacked material that doxed GiveSendGo donors, was previously reprimanded by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for making sexual comments about children and “joking” about incest.
The incident in question occurred in 2009, and Dean was publicly reprimanded in 2010. Notably, Dean was allowed to keep his job, despite the CBSC declaring that Blundell “inappropriately sexualized children.”
Dean Blundell came back into the public spotlight on Feb. 13 after he announced he was in possession of hacked material that contained the personal information of GiveSendGo donors.
For this, he was labeled a “snitch journalist” and likened to the “Stasi” by Ian Miles Cheong of the Post Millennial. However, this is not the first time Blundell has faced public backlash for bad behaviour.
The former Edge radio shock jock has a well-documented history of advocating for violence against women, making homophobic comments, and intentionally spreading fake news.
There are numerous examples of the disgraced radio host spreading inaccurate news:
Blundell claimed without evidence that Justin Trudeau and his wife have separated on his blog. He is known to have spread baseless conspiracies on 9/11 when he was still a radio host.
If that wasn’t bad enough, it has come to attention of Toronto 99 staff that Blundell also has a history of “sexualizing children” and joking about incest.
A series of comments Blundell made on his radio show in 2009 lead to him being publicly reprimanded. Fortunately for Blundell, his words didn’t result in a dismissal, merely a public shaming. According to the Canadian Press:
During that show, Blundell and his co-hosts … repeated select tweets and Blundell’s responses, some of which apparently referred to incest.
According to the council’s account: “To a female fan, Blundell said he had tweeted, ‘Save your energy for puberty or to fend off your dad tonight while you’re sleepin.”‘
Dean Blundell currently resides in Markham, as he has indicated on his website. Many people have considered taking legal action against Blundell for distributing hacked information belonging to GiveSendGo donors, and for defamation.
One example: Blundell allegedly defamed Raheem J. Kassam and accused him of “stealing millions from Americans.” Fans of Kassam have advised him to pursue legal action against Blundell.
UPDATE: The article was updated to remove a link to Dean Blundell’s address. Although it is publicly available and has been shared extensively on social media, the link has been removed from our website for legal reasons. Read more about our editorial standards.
UPDATE 2: This article was slightly modified on Sep. 5, 2022 with details of Blundell’s bad behaviour being explained more clearly.