The ABC has cheekily mocked a recent segment on Seven’s breakfast show last week which drew widespread backlash online and via a protest outside its Sydney studios.
Protesters were equipped with signs and chanting in disgust, forcing Sunrise producers to lower the blinds on the studios’ windows and running stock footage of Martin Place to block the protest from viewers.
ABC telly host Tom Ballard and The Betoota Advocate mocked the segment with their own versions.
It’s heartbreaking to see people like @macsween_prue and @BenDavis74 saying stupid shit on breakfast TV. Should they be removed from that distressing environment? Yes #Tonightly #SpicyMeatball pic.twitter.com/RQlJhWUIZy
— Tonightly (@tonightly) March 14, 2018
— The Betoota Advocate (@BetootaAdvocate) March 14, 2018
Now, the ABC has taken a step further in its mockery of Sunrise, with its Black Comedy show creating a parody version featuring Indigenous actors as the host and panellists, with one of them calling whites people “c*$#s”.
Unlike the original Sunrise segment, the reaction to the ABC’s latest one was mainly positive.