Radio presenter accuses New Zealand PM of ‘preaching’ on global warming at the Pacific Islands Forum
The radio presenter Alan Jones has said Scott Morrison should “shove a sock down the throat” of the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, in abusive remarks on Thursday.
The radio host – who previously said Julia Gillard should be put in a “chaff bag” and thrown in the sea – said Ardern was “a complete clown” and “a joke” and too outspoken about the climate crisis.
Easy to tell someone to shove a sock down a throat when you’re sitting in the comfort of a studio. The people of the Pacific, forced to abandon their homes due to climate change, don’t have that luxury. Try saying it to a Tuvaluan child pleading for help. https://t.co/opU9mb50Qi
Well said Frank. Jones should also apologise to @jacindaardern for his latest misogynistic rant. When I announced Australia’s Pacific Step Up in 2016 climate action was a key priority. It may be political to some, but it’s existential in the Pacific. https://t.co/f3OGxvp01N
I’m guessing Alan Jones will think it’s ‘just a joke’, but this language normalises violence against women.
A woman was killed *two* days ago. https://t.co/q1WWWaGkI1