“At SBS, employees on and off air are encouraged to participate in social media, however maintaining the integrity of the network and audience trust is vital. It is unfortunate that on this very important occasion, Mr McIntyre’s comments have compromised both.
“SBS apologises for any offence or harm caused by Mr McIntyre’s comments which in no way reflect the views of the network. SBS supports our Anzacs and has devoted unprecedented resources to coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.”
McIntyre was earlier condemned by the communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, for tweets posted late on Anzac Day in which he also said the public observing Anzac Day were “poorly-read, largely white, nationalist drinkers and gamblers”.