MEMBERS of far right social media groups are celebrating a win for “people power” after an Australia Day billboard depicting two Muslim women was hastily pulled following an Islamophobia-fuelled outcry.
Social media erupted after a picture of the billboard began circulating last Friday, with many Facebook users slamming the Melbourne freeway advertisement as “un-Australian”.
On Tuesday, Victorian Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott revealed the image would be removed, after the company behind the ad, QMS, received threats.
Victorian Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott should be put on notice. Treason is still treason. This is intolerable.
But he warned the issuers of the threats not to take the action as a win.
“Anyone who considers this a victory needs a refresher on the true meaning of Australia Day,” Mr Scott said.
Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott needs some education about Australia Day. There are many here among us who wouldn’t mind to set him straight.
However, members of far right Facebook groups — many of whom had earlier lamented the depiction of two women in hijabs front of an Australian flag was the ultimate insult to our country’s scared, national day — were quick to celebrate.
“POWER TO THE PEOPLE at last,” wrote one commenter.
“Good. Should have had a BBQ at the beach scene instead. That’s more Australian,” wrote another.
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