I’m more than happy to suggest on this blog and on my radio program that I’m a proud Australian. I love this country and if you’re living here and you really don’t like the place, then maybe you should consider perhaps toddling off somewhere else.
I personally can’t see anything wrong with suggesting that if you don’t like it then leave.
I cannot believe the hysteria over these singlets being sold at Woolies outlets. Woolworths were crash tackled on social media and they retreated and withdrew them from sale.
Woolworths has apologised for “inadvertently” stocking these singlets in two of its stores.
A photo of the singlet has gone viral on social media since it was posted on Sunday afternoon on Twitter by Canberra man George Craig.
The 29-year-old was in the Queensland town of Cairns on an end-of-season fishing trip with his football team when he spotted the offending item in the Woolworths store on Spence Street. I thought end of season footy trips were about bonding and drinking. I’ve never been on an end of season footy trip that involved searching for politically incorrect tee shirts and singlets.
These singlets are apparently racist.
Racist to who ?
This is a wonderful country.
It’s not perfect, but I think it’s important that if you live here you embrace it. That applies equally whether you were born in Bungendore, Burnie, Bhutan or Buenos Aires.
Richard rang my radio program this morning. He wants to buy half a dozen of these tee shirts and give them as gifts to some of his ‘pommie mates’, because he’s “sick of their bloody whingeing”
And I guess that’s the other thing that you have to understand about the tee shirt. It’s an example of deadpan, understated Australian humour. Richard doesn’t really want his English friends to leave, he’s just responding to their whingeing in this fashion.
Martin challenged me on twitter. He said “What if your family is being racially abused because you come from another country or look different.Would you wear that Tshirt”
I don’t think this has got anything to do with where you’ve come from, it’s just about loving the country.
What are your thoughts on this ?