“It’s Bogan Halloween”: Sacked Fairfax Columnist Lambasted For Anzac Tweet

“It’s Bogan Halloween”: Sacked Fairfax Columnist Lambasted For Anzac Tweet

An ex-Fairfax columnist has come under fire after posting a series of ANZAC Day tweets calling the day “Bogan Halloween”.

In the tweets, writer and comedian Catherine Deveny questioned why soldiers were referred to as “serving” the country, as well as criticising Australia’s purported ‘free speech’.

Deveny also posted on her Facebook page about the day.

Unsurprisingly, Deveny felt the wrath of angry social media users almost instantaneously.

The responses ranged from critical to completely incensed.

Twitter user John Cunningham wrote: “Australians do not have the right to free speech” and yet here you are, exercising free speech.”

Another user, Dan Peoples said: “Sorry I forgot you were a failed edgy “comedian” desperate for any kind of attention. This is my grandad who served. Order of Australia recipient & today Is a day I remember him. Why waste another second on a hack like you who unlike the ANZACS we will all forget come tomorrow.”
More

While James Hooper said: “Go and double dump a couple of Prozac’s darl and have a lie down.”

Meanwhile, on Facebook, Deveny faced equal – if not worse – criticism.

Rebecca Crowdey Beckwith commented on her post, “I am the proud widow of a veteran who died of a service related illness. In addition, I am equally proud of our two young children who I am now raising solo. You Catherine are an absolute disgrace to Australia! As an adult, please stop and consider your unsuspecting audience before turning into the keyboard warrior you obviously are. I’d fire you too, your ‘writing’ is absolutely shit!”

Deveny was sacked as a columnist for The Age by Fairfax Media in 2010 when she took to Twitter to satirically criticise the Logie Awards.

Ahead of the award show, Deveny posted: “I do so hope Bindi Irwin gets laid”.

Defending herself, Deveny said she was attempting to point out the “celebrity raunch culture and the sexual objectification of women, which is rife on the red carpet”.




Please login with linkedin to comment

Anzac Catherine Bowe Fairfax Twitter

Latest News

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team
  • Marketing

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team

Thrive PR Melbourne has kicked off the year with new appointments, promotions and a new leadership team, marking the delivery of a transformation strategy that’s seen the agency diversify and strengthen its corporate, consumer and integrated digital service offering in Victoria. Lead image:  (L-R) – Sophie Maguire, Melanie Campbell, Nathan McGregor, Zoe Raknes, Erika Rutledge, […]

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO
  • Advertising

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO

Reports of Pickens demanding new corner office with wingback chair greatly exaggerated, says Publicis PR team.

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast
  • Advertising

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast

Iconic Australian ad guru Russel Howcroft and industry up-and-comer Freddie Young from Good One Creative have today launched their experimental, no spin advertising podcast, AdMission, in partnership with 9Podcasts. AdMission tells the uncensored stories behind the world’s most talked about brands, ideas, campaigns, advertising news and industry screw ups, as well as offering sharp insight […]

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals
  • Marketing

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals

According to a new study from CPR First Aid has revealed that Aussies’ most Googled personal goal in the summer is losing weight, new research has found. Their next most researched summer objective is healthy eating, followed by drinking more water. This time of the year, Aussies want to stop snoring and quit smoking more […]

Twilio: Customer Data Platforms Are “Critical Foundation” For AI-Driven Customer Insights
  • Technology

Twilio: Customer Data Platforms Are “Critical Foundation” For AI-Driven Customer Insights

Businesses are integrating customer data platforms with AI and analytics to personalise customer experiences and drive business success, according to a new report from Twilio Segment. Lead image: Kathryn Murphy, SVP of product and design, Twilio. The fifth annual Customer Data Platform Report, which reflects the findings of anonymised usage data from Twilio Segment’s more […]

Word of Mouth Digital Welcomes Six New Brands To Its Growing Portfolio
  • Marketing

Word of Mouth Digital Welcomes Six New Brands To Its Growing Portfolio

Word of Mouth Digital, a Sydney-based full-service digital marketing agency, has announced the addition of six diverse brands to its expanding client portfolio. Lead image: Alex and Tash Williams These new partnerships span various sectors, including pet care, cognitive health, home construction, wellness, and retail, showcasing the agency’s commitment to fostering growth through strategic collaboration […]