Obama despised, even in Australia?
THE Liberal National Party has kicked out a student member who called Barack Obama a monkey on Twitter, an action he defended as a political joke.
The tweets, from an account belonging to Griffith University medical student Nick Sowden, began just after 7.30pm (AEST) on Thursday, during Kerry O'Brien's interview with the US President on the ABC's 7.30 Report.
“I'm not sure why they paid kerry to fly to america (sic), if they wanted an interview with a monkey surely a ferry to Taronga would have sufficed,” one tweet said, referring to Taronga Zoo on Sydney Harbour.
“If I wanted to see a monkey on TV I'd watch Wildlife Rescue,” said another.
Queensland LNP state director Michael O'Dwyer told AAP the party did not tolerate such comments.
“I'm disappointed when anybody from the LNP makes comments that put the party into disrepute and of such a personal nature,” Mr O'Dwyer said.
For the record: This blog does not condone the racist statements about the President's race, merely to point out his lack of global popularity.