Mike Carlton slammed for tweet about Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt
Left-leaning journalist Mike Carlton has been slammed for his ‘ignorance’ after he tweeted his low opinion of body image campaigner Taryn Brumfitt as the 2023 Australian of the Year.
In a tweet posted after Ms Brumfitt was announced as the winner of the best Australia Day gong in Canberra on Wednesday night, Mr Carlton made his views on the decision known on his account with nearly 194,000 followers.
“My Australian of the Year would be a doctor or nurse working nights in intensive care or the emergency room, dealing with COVID and daily death. A real work of compassion. For very little money. NOT someone who makes money saying it’s okay to be a little big. Good night.’
Her tweet was backed up by left-leaning male TV journalist Paul Bongiorno, who tweeted “Indeed” under Mr Carlton’s message.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese presents the Australian of the Year 2023 award to body image campaigner Taryn Brumfitt during the Australia of the Year 2023 awards in Canberra
In a tweet posted after Ms Brumfitt was announced as the winner of Australia Day’s best gong in Canberra on Wednesday night, veteran journalist Mike Carlton made his views on the decision known on his account with nearly 194 000 subscribers.
Mr Carlton also tweeted ‘Who? ? ?’ when news of Ms Brumfitt’s award first broke on Wednesday evening
Twitter user Sharna Bremner said Mr Carlton and fellow journalist Paul Bongiorno, who tweeted in support, ‘should be ashamed of their ignorance and s****y remarks’
Carlton also tweeted ‘Who? ? ?’ when news of Ms Brumfitt’s award was first announced on Wednesday evening.
But the tweets were met with a fierce response from women.
Sharna Bremner, Founder and Director of End Rape on Campus Australia, tweeted in response: “Eating disorders are the third most common illness among young women in Australia and have the highest death rate of any psychiatric disorders,” she posted.
“These two should be ashamed of their ignorance and s****y remarks. »
“Disgusting, ignorant white old men. F*** them,” another person replied.
“I’m really sad to see this, it shows how much more education is needed about eating disorders and for men to understand the female experience of being reduced to ornamentation all our lives,” tweeted Sonya Semmens.
The negative reaction to his tweet caused Mr. Carlton to start blocking those who opposed his opinion…