Good morning ladies and gents!
Today’s bad take comes to you from [drum roll]: SONIA-A-A-A-A KRUGE-E-E-E-E-R.
In the wake of the devastating attacks in Nice, TODAY & The Voice host Sonia Kruger announced this morning that she’d like to close all Australian borders to Muslims indiscriminately.
“Personally, I would like to see it (Muslim immigration) stop now for Australia,” she said, deadset following that statement with: “I have a lot of very good friends who are Muslim.”
“I want to feel safe, as all of our citizens do when they go out to celebrate Australia Day, and I’d like to see freedom of speech,” she said.
A visibly disgusted David Campbell jumped in here. “I’d like to see freedom of religion, as well as freedom of speech!” he said. “They both go hand in hand. This breeds hate. This sort of article (Andrew Bolt’s one) breeds hate.”
Kruger then tried to invoke the parents of children killed in the Nice terror attacks to prove her xenophobic point, with Wilkinson – with more restraint that most of us – countering with the fact that the very first person killed in the attacks was a Muslim woman, and that terrorists are killing people of all races and religions “indiscriminately”.
But Kruger was not deterred. When Wilkinson asked her to clarify if she was saying she would like Australian borders to close to Muslims at this point, Kruger replied: “Yes I would. For the safety of our citizens here, I think it’s important.”
Unsurprisingly, Kruger is getting eviscerated online.
Sonia Kruger wants to feel safe, except in her mentions I guess.
— Jo Thornely (@jothornely) July 18, 2016
sad to hear sonia kruger slipped in the bath and hit her head, becoming incredibly racist as a result
— fancy boy (@marrowing) July 18, 2016
okay, so, i think ive narrowed it down
things that make australians incredibly racist:
appearing on dancing with the stars
— Colley (@JamColley) July 18, 2016
Jog on Sonia Kruger. Jog. On. pic.twitter.com/b1nbcZK1gz
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) July 18, 2016
“I KNOW Sonia Kruger has endorsed a ban on Muslim immigration, but I’m calling to ask what Luke Jacobz thinks about Israel. Yes I’ll hold.”
— Tom Ballard (@TomCBallard) July 18, 2016
In a less bigoted world, we could write that there’s “still no apology from Kruger yet” like that was a thing that could be expected to happen.