Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Australia: Hate speech from the media's favourite Muslim

The term "bogan" is an Australian slang word to describe an uncouth or unsophisticated person regarded as being of low social status

The Project host Waleed Aly has sparked a social media storm after labelling people who work in administration jobs as "bogans".

The 38-year-old and his co-panellists Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and Gretel Killeen were talking about a Perth small business' job ad on Gumtree which asked for "no bogans or rough people" to apply.

"If you're not taking bogans, where are you going to get good admin people?" Waleed asked the panel. "Where are they going to get them from?"

Carrie agreed and said he had a "good point", but members of the studio audience could be heard saying "ooooh" to his remarks.

Peter Helliar responded: "There's maybe a few people in the crowd who aren't happy with that, Waleed."

You could say that again. Twitter erupted with angry viewers who felt he went too far.

"Ummm did Waleed just say that? I work in admin and I am the antithesis of a Bogan. Get off your high horse," tweeted a user named Dom.

"Rude, Waleed @theprojecttv. I've two degrees, including one in Latin and Ancient Greek & all I'm looking for is an admin position. #nobogan," tweeted Donna Taylor.

"Waleed Aly called administrative staff bogans. Yep, you've returned yourself to the town of D---head in one piece," wrote 99.Boris.



Anonymous said...

The clown is a wanker. He has had so much freedom because people are afraid to call him out. He was anointed a media award by people who have no idea about the racial problems in Australia in an exercise of mutual masturbation that the left frequently indulge in. Personally he is a loser and the television network who employs him are employing him are exposing themselves to litigation from his comments. Is he worth the risk? NO.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Well then in that case liberals are australias version of a bogan

Anonymous said...

The Liberal party in Australia is conservative along with the National party unlike the Labor party and the Greens. The are several minority parties which clog up the Senate leading to many political impasses. Unfortunately the majority of our media leans to the left especially the public broadcaster the ABC. Getting honest media reports will not happen any time soon.