London Bureau Chief for the ABC and Walkley Award-winning journalist, Lisa Millar, had a perfect response to one male fan who tweeted she shouldn’t be wearing the same jacket throughout her reporting of the Paris attacks.
Millar has slapped down a Twitter follower who criticised her lack of jacket rotation while she was reporting on the recent terrorist attack in Paris for the ABC. The Twitter user, named as Stephen Blackman, tweeted she should make it a priority to visit a David Jones store to get a “few more clothes”.
@LisaMillar Don’t you think when time permits a visit to “David Jones” for a few more clothes might be a priority?
— stephen blackman (@stephenblackma1) November 24, 2015
@LisaMillar Da…the same jacket…report after report….I’m sure you follow…
— stephen blackman (@stephenblackma1) November 25, 2015
— Lisa Millar (@LisaMillar) November 25, 2015
Blackman’s tweet prompted numerous responses from male Australian reporters to rally behind Millar, including from Channel Nine personality and The Verdict host Karl Stefanovic. He famously wore the same blue suit on air for a year to highlight the double standards for men and women:
Same one.. https://t.co/lkz0wsBxFW
— Karl Stefanovic (@karlstefanovic) November 25, 2015
The Seven Network’s Europe correspondent, Hugh Whitfield, tweeted:
— Hugh Whitfeld (@hughwhitfeld) November 25, 2015
James McHale, also an ABC reporter, tweeted:
Chief correspondent for Europe, Africa & Middle East – Channel Nine Tom Steinfort tweeted:
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) November 25, 2015
News Corp Australia’s national TV writer Holly Byrnes tweeted:
— Holly Byrnes (@byrnesh) November 25, 2015