Mark Latham has doubled down on his homophobic feedback towards unbiased MP Alex Greenwich, ‘liking’ a collection of tweets supporting the slur.
The NSW One Nation chief swiftly deleted his put up attacking unbiased state MP Alex Greenwich on Thursday however, in a seeming act of defiance, has favored a number of feedback supporting his place, together with: ‘I could not have stated it any higher, Mark’, ‘stick with it Mark!’ and ‘exactamundo!’
Latham seems to have gone into hiding and isn’t taking calls as of Friday morning after he objected to Greenwich calling him ‘disgusting’. Greenwich’s feedback got here after Latham gave a speech to a church whereas Christian Lives Matter protesters allegedly clashed with LGBTQI demonstrators.
Latham responded by tweeting: ‘Disgusting? How does that evaluate with sticking your d*** up a bloke’s a*** and overlaying it with s***?’
Day by day Mail Australia has confirmed he has nonetheless failed to answer One Nation’s chief at a federal stage, Pauline Hanson, after she despatched him a textual content message outlining her disgust, made a number of makes an attempt to contact him – after which publicly condemned him final night time.
There are requires Latham to be faraway from the occasion and others for him to step down from his position in NSW Parliament altogether.
Latham seems to have gone into hiding and isn’t taking calls as of Friday morning. He is even nonetheless ignoring One Nation’s chief at a federal stage, Pauline Hanson
However even ought to he ditch One Nation – an enormous name – Latham not wants the help or backing of his occasion.
Final Saturday, he was re-elected into the higher home for the subsequent eight years, on a wage price an estimated $170,000.
He may choose to depart the occasion and serve the rest of his time period – till 2031 – as an unbiased, having been assured a job in parliament till he’s 70 years previous.
The 62-year-old resigned from his place in parliament October, 2022 in a bid to double the quantity of seats One Nation held within the higher home and run once more on the 2023 election.
And, whereas lots of his personal supporters are outraged over the feedback, there are many others who’ve since come out to supply their backing.
‘I feel Mark’s buttons had been pushed only one time too many. Folks can solely take a lot for therefore lengthy until they’ve had sufficient,’ one fan stated.
One other stated: ‘I want I may vote for him twice.’
Whereas Latham and Mr Greenwich have butted heads up to now over opposing insurance policies, the duo seemed to be on good phrases throughout a latest debate with Radio 2GB.
He is been counseled for the stylish response he offered to the vile tweet. Mr Greenwich stated he additionally doesn’t anticipate any recourse within the NSW Parliament
There are requires Latham to be faraway from the occasion and others for him to step down from his position in NSW Parliament altogether
Mr Greenwich described their relationship as ‘pleasant colleagues in parliament’ who’ve ‘some intense debates’.
And Latham famous in the identical chat that ‘everybody loves Alex’.
Ben Fordham, appearing as moderator for the controversy, stated it was probably the most civil he’d hosted at that time and counseled each males for the respect proven to 1 one other.
Any illusions that the pair are on good phrases have now been shattered, with Mr Greenwich noting he is not anticipating an apology for the abhorrent feedback.
‘For these questioning how I’m doing after Latham’s homophobic assaults immediately, I’m nice and I’m extra motivated than ever to ship lengthy overdue LGBTIQA+ reforms,’ he stated.
‘And I’ve probably the most good-looking husband.’
He is been counseled for the stylish response he offered to the vile tweet.
Mr Greenwich stated he additionally doesn’t anticipate any recourse within the NSW Parliament.
Mark Latham has doubled down on his homophobic feedback towards unbiased MP Alex Greenwich by ‘liking’ a collection of tweets supporting the slur
NSW Surroundings Minister Penny Sharpe is main the requires Latham’s resignation, revealing she discovered his feedback ‘fairly troublesome to see’.
‘What he did was actually fairly abhorrent I have never seen that type of language for a very long time,’ she stated.
‘It actually does have an effect on the neighborhood, together with even on individuals like me, I discovered it actually fairly troublesome to see that yesterday.’
Senator Hanson stated she’d tried calling the firebrand MP a couple of instances to ask him to difficulty a public apology however he had not responded.
‘I’ve truly tried to ring Mark a few instances, to no avail. And I’ve clearly despatched a textual content message to him, telling him my views,’ she stated.
‘I’ve requested him to offer the individuals an apology. I’ll go away it at that. It’s now over to Mark to reply to the individuals.’
Kyle and Jackie O be a part of criticism of Mark Latham
Kyle and Jackie O have slammed Mark Latham as a ‘homophobe’ on the again of his vile tweet directed at MP Alex Greenwich.
The KIIS FM duo issued a message of help for Greenwich.
‘He is very good-looking, well-dressed,’ Sandilands stated of Greenwich.
Sandilands then hit out at Latham saying: ‘A few of these previous individuals, they’ve set of their method opinions.’
Homosexual newsreader Brooklyn Ross argued that Latham ‘wasn’t even that previous’.
‘Each homosexual individual, he is calling what we do disgusting. I imply this man is a homophobe.
Ross added: ‘When Pauline Hanson is telling you you have gone too far…’
‘You are in bother now!’ Jackie O agreed.