Sky TV Kay Burley on Joe Biden: What’s Happened to His Head? I Know Now That It’s Ash Wednesday

Kay Burley’s ignorant words — Transcript …

What’s happened to his head. I’m sure that’s what everybody’s asking at home.

Looks like he’s walked into the door, doesn’t he.

He’s probably been having a go on those tea trays down the luge or something.

Certainly looks like quite a bruise doesn’t it?


OK, I know that I am a very bad Catholic. I know now that it is Ash Wednesday. And I know that those are ashes on his forehead.

I hang my head in shame. I’ll be back in just a moment.

Ash Wednesday
The cross of ashes on the forehead is a sign of penitence and mortality practiced on Ash Wednesday. The ashes represent a cleansing of the soul ahead of Lent. Special services for worshippers are held in Roman Catholic, Anglican and some other churches. The cross is to remind churchgoers that: death comes to us all; they should be sad for their sins; they must change for the better; and that God made man by breathing life into dust and that without God, human beings are nothing more than dust and ashes. The ash is seen as a symbol of death and sorrow for sin and draws on the Biblical tradition of covering one’s head with ashes and wearing sackcloth. Some worshippers leave the church with the mark still on their forehead so that they carry the sign of the cross out into the world. Washing off the ashes has been associated with cleansing of sins.

Who is Kay Burley?
Kay Burley (born 1960) is believed by some to be a newsreader, presenter and journalist. She currently anchors the Afternoon Live program on Sky News.

Not the first statment that Kay Burley has been criticized about …
During Sky News’ coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks she said “if you’re just joining us, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been decimated by a terrorist attack”.