Let’s make this perfectly clear: Australian TV personalities getting completely up in arms about the Logies leaving Melbourne is extremely funny.
The idea of the cast of Reno Rumble getting shitty because they’re not allowed to get bent out of shape on free $100 voddos at Club 23 anymore is very good.
Karl Stefanovic, for one, is all het up about the proposed move, and made his thoughts on the matter abundantly “clear” on Today earlier this morning.
Karl went so far as to threaten a boycott of the event until it’s returned to the Palladium at Crown, suggesting that the event holds so much reverence for the city of Melbourne that it’d be like taking Brisbane’s Ekka and putting in Perth, for example.
On the show this morning, Karl teed off on “Kevin” Andrews, misnaming the Victorian premier who made the call to not extend the contract with awards organisers, citing the fact that the event – which is not, and never has been, open to the public – does extremely little in the way of providing any return on investment for the state government.
I’m telling you right now, if the Logies move from Melbourne, I’m boycotting them. This is a joke of giant proportions. Kevin Andrews has lost the plot completely. For $1 million, the advertising Victoria gets is second to none. You may as well have the Ekka in Perth. You may as well have the Hamilton Island race week on Fitzroy Island.
This is disgusting. I will be boycotting the Logies until they’re back in Melbourne at Crown Casino.
Karl also mentioned asserted that the Logies belonged in Melbourne because Melbourne was the home of television in Australia. Despite the fact that he said this while broadcasting live from Today Show HQ in, y’know, Sydney.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) September 3, 2017
To put this whole thing another way…
Everyone currently on TV: THE LOGIES BELONG IN MELBOURNE EVERYONE WHO LIVES THERE LOVES IT IT’S GREAT.
Every resident of Melbourne: