Friday, July 21, 2017

Do all Indians run 7/11 stores?

Indians are certainly prominent in running small businesses but Australian Senator Roberts was just joking when he stressed his Australian identity by saying he has never run a 7/11.  He was born in India but took the citizenship of his Australian mother

Outspoken One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has set Twitter alight with a controversial jibe at former Greens senator Larissa Waters.

Mr Roberts, who was born in India, posted a tweet after Ms Waters was forced to resign after 'discovering' that she had not renounced her Canadian citizenship - making her ineligible to serve [in the Australian parliament].

He wrote: 'I do not own, nor have I ever owned, a 7-Eleven. I'm not even a chucker' with the hashtags 'auspol' and 'NotIndian.'

Senator Roberts' jibe caused some confusion online, with some social media users wondering whether 'chucker' referred to Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

The One Nation senator is no stranger to controversy, making headlines for his views on climate change and international banking.


"Chucker" is a cricket reference.  He is again being jocular in saying that Indians do not bowl properly.


Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Too many snowflakes way too many snowflakes and y time they started melting away

Anonymous said...

Clearly a jibe.
Not a great one, but clearly one.

Anonymous said...

The sooner the Greens cease to be a political party in Australia the better the future of the country will be. They are a pox on the politics of the country and are never held accountable as he should be.