Pauline Hanson Has A Big Misunderstanding Of What It Means To Be An Indigenous Australian

I’m fairly certain Pauline Hanson is incapable of opening her mouth without saying something fucking stupid. So, it’s unsurprising that she got absolute owned on A Current Affair tonight.

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The segment documented Pauline’s ridiculous stance on the Uluru climb ban that’s set to take place in two months.

Pauline claims to have a pretty deep connection to the land at Uluru. The land in which she hasn’t bothered to visit even once in her 65 years of life.

For someone who is so passionate about keeping the climb open, she didn’t even make it to the top. I’m a journalist, not a political expert but maybe we shouldn’t listen to a politician who has to bum-scoot down the rock she was warned NOT to climb.

But it gets better.

Pauline FUCKING Hanson claimed, to a group of Indigenous women, that SHE is Indigenous.

“I’m Indigenous. I was born here. I am native to the land.”

Yes. Indigenous.

“If you claim that you’re Indigenous, then you can see that it’s very disrespectful,” one of the girls said.

The girls could barely contain their laughter at this point, watching the very much NOT Indigenous Hanson continue to talk complete nonsense.

“Umm… England,” one of the girls responded when Pauline asked where her land was.

She also refused to listen to the Indigenous girls, because she was listening to the “traditional owners of the land.”

When asked if the girls were fans of Pauline, they all responded with a swift “no”. But Pauline reckons that’s just because they “don’t know her.”

But the girls weren’t having a bar of it. The well-spoken women pointed out the damage that climbing has done to the rock, and how sacred the rock is to them and their culture.

As always, Twitter went wild over the segment, quickly criticising the One Nation leader.

Pauline claims that the local residents don’t want the climb to close because it increases traffic and tourism in the area. However, there seems to be a pretty strong consensus among a large majority of the Indigenous community that the rock should not be climbed.

The climb will officially be banned on October 26. Until then, the Pauline Hansons of the world are free to climb it, but it is considered disrespectful to say the least.

The NT and the area surrounding Uluru is filled with hundreds of breathtaking hikes. Instead of climbing, you can hike around the rock, take a photo, or put your phone down and just experience the beauty of it.

It’s really easy to just respect the wishes of the Indigenous community. The climb is dangerous and difficult, so let Pauline Hanson’s butt-scoot be a lesson to you. Uluru isn’t meant to be climbed. Leave the damn rock alone.