Are we really surprised? I mean it seems so normal that some middle aged white man would criticise when something in Australia is not white dominated…. And how low can it be that an Aussie Senator has slammed the new “Wiggles” line up as being “too woke” – yes you heard it right…
Controversial Coalition Senator Matt Canavan (Nationals Queensland Senator) was unhappy when The Wiggles announced their new line up for their YouTube channel “Fruit Salad”. Instead of doing his job as a Senator he has wasted Aussie tax payers money and is whining about the diversity and attacked people for being “too woke”. This is what he said (via NZ Herald):
“The Wiggles are free to do what they like. It was nice while it lasted. But you go woke, you go broke,”
Keep in mind, this is the same guy who linked the atrocities happening in Afghanistan to climate change on Twitter:
“Does anyone know whether the Taliban will sign up to net zero?”
Anthony Fields one of founders of “The Wiggles” talked about why it was important to have diversity in the show:
“I looked around the world and I thought: ‘We have to reflect our audience’. Our audience is not just one culture, we want children to see a mirror of themselves. I hope people, mums and dads as well, will feel included.”
The Wiggles lineup has Asian Australian representation in John (Purple Wiggle – Filipino) and Kelly (Yellow Wiggle – Chinese), among others, so I guess that is what is getting to the Senator – he can’t fathom that Australia is no longer a sea of white.
Anyways, I have nothing more to say than suck it!
Images via ABC News