In totally unsurprising news, Kerri-Anne Kennerley has said something stupid and offensive on Studio 10.

On Friday’s episode, KAK straight up asked Studio 10 reporter Antoinette Lattouf if she forgot her pants.

“Did you forget your pants today?” She rudely asked on live television after reminding us all that she is far superior to us because she doesn’t use emojis.

According to her 10 Daily profile, Lattouf is the Director of Media Diversity Australia and is an “award-winning reporter whose career spans across television, radio and online.”

Frankly, she should be able to wear whatever the fuck she wants without having to explain herself to Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

For context, Antoinette appeared on the segment to discuss emojis while wearing a white playsuit that doesn’t look much shorter than the other panellists’.

The white lace playsuit was hardly a controversial outfit choice. This isn’t the kind of playsuit you’d be wearing to a nightclub when you’re 18-years-old. Obviously, it’s a little more dressed-up than most of us would wear to the office, but nothing outrageous for a TV personality.

Regardless of her outfit choice, it is completely unacceptable and inappropriate for KAK to insult and frankly slut-shame Lattouf on live television.

This isn’t the first time Kerri-Anne has stuck her foot in her mouth, either.

Back in 2010, she made headlines for victim blaming women while discussing the Collingwood Football Club sexual assault scandal.

Earlier this year, Yumi Stynes called her out for racism on-air during a discussion about Invasion Day protests.

“You’re sounding quite racist right now,” Stynes said.

More recently, she suggested people use climate protesters “as a speed bump” or that we “put them in jail and forget to feed them” in another Studio 10 segment.

It’s nearly 2020. Women like Antoinette Lattouf (who works hard to make the Australian media more diverse) deserve respect. There is no excuse for slut-shaming, especially when women are simply trying to work in a professional atmosphere and share their expert opinions.

Antoinette deserves more than just a forced on-air apology.

As a mother of two, a senior reporter and the director of Media Diversity Australia, Antoinette has well and truly earned the right to be respected as a media professional. Not to mention, women should not have to “earn” basic respect from anyone.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley needs to leave her closed-minded, slut-shaming attitude in 2019.

We simply must do better by women like Antoinette, and women in general.

Antoinette, who is also an employee of Network 10, is yet to make a public statement about the incident.

Image: Network Ten / Studio 10