Monday, June 05, 2017

Australian football show is in strife over a "racist" joke from one of its hosts

Michael Romelo is an Aborigine.  Aborigines have notorious problems with alcohol and are very gregarious

The NRL Footy Show has been inundated with criticism with accusations host Paul “Fatty” Vautin racially profiled an Indigenous audience member.

In a game called Pass for Pesos, Vautin dressed in a Mexican outfit and handed a $6,600 cheque to audience member Michael Romelo.

In handing over the cheque, Vautin said, “all of your relations in Cairns just went ‘how good, I can’t wait until he gets back, we’re having a drink’.”

Instantaneously Twitter lit up with accusations of racism and racial profiling, with Indigenous former rugby league player Joe Williams calling for Vautin's sacking.

“Do you see how we see it we see it as racial profiling?” he said on Twitter.

“Point being, we are sick to death of being labelled as drunks — I haven’t had a beer nearly 12 yrs [sic], when’s his? Preach positive words.”



Anonymous said...

Cheap shot. Accepted but Aboriginals need to come together as a group and cease being the but of these sort of jokes because of their community behaviour. Too often it is swept under the carpet in the media for rear of creating offense. The biggest offence is to let the antisocial behaviour in Aboriginal communities to continue lest you be considered racist. Aboriginal people are better than that and deserve better than that.

Anonymous said...

I do not know what is the truth, but I wonder if it is time for all Aboriginals to join the real world.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anon 12:09 liberals refuse to live in the real world their still living in Stupidland where all snowflakes come from

Anonymous said...

It is only remarkable because of the indigenous alcohol problem.
If the guy had been white and Fatty has said the same thing no-one would have cared.
The show is about larrikinism - then they get offended when they say larrikin things.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Ahh demon rum fire water the devils beverage alchol