A complaint was filed by an Ireland AM viewer earlier this year, following an “inappropriate” joke by a guest.
Back in April, the popular Virgin Media show had a mixologist in studio to teach viewers and the presenters how to make cocktails.
The guest added sugar to the edge of the glass, and asked the presenter if he “liked a sugary rim”.
It has since been revealed that a viewer complained about the joke to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, saying they found it “offensive” and “inappropriate”.
The complaint, released on Wednesday, read: “The complainant states that while tasting cocktails, the guest asked the presenter if he liked a ‘sugary rim’.”
“The complainant contends the guest said this several times and the presenter thought it was hilarious. The complainant found the language and innuendo offensive and inappropriate for broadcast.”
Virgin Media responded to the complaint, saying that the audience would have been expecting some innuendo or playful banter due to the nature of the segment.
The BAI rejected the complaint, saying: “The Forum noted the programme is aimed at an adult audience, is broadcast at a time when children are normally at school and is broadcast on a channel aimed at an adult audience.”
“The Forum was of the view the segment was in keeping with the nature and style of this programme, which deals with adult-oriented matters and can take a light-hearted approach to lifestyle items.”