Wall Street Wolf calls for 60 Mins boycott
A fully fledged war has broken out between 60 Minutes and the real life Wolf of Wall Street over an interview that aired over the weekend.
On Thursday former stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, called reporter Liz Hayes a ''f-wit'' and the current affairs show retorted by branding Belfort a ''sad, pathetic narcissist''.
It all started when Belfort stormed out of the interview with Hayes after the reporter questioned him about his current financial arrangements.
On Thursday he told KIIS FM Hayes had acted like a ''f-wit''.
''If you saw the unedited version, you'd realise what a f-wit she is,'' he said.
''She was more concerned with hearing her own idiotic opinion than listening to me.''
The current affairs show's executive producer Tom Malone told AAP Belfort's attack was deeply offensive but true to form.
''Jordan Belfort is a sad, pathetic narcissist,'' he said in a statement to AAP.
Malone said the former stockbroker had ripped off investors, ratted on his mates and only repaid a fraction of what was owed to his victims despite making millions from his tell-all memoir and Martin Scorsese's subsequent film.
''Belfort is only comfortable with people laughing at his debauchery instead of scrutinising his deceit,'' Malone said.
Belfort has urged Australians to boycott the ''worthless'' current affairs show in protest.