Kerri-Anne Kennerley is perhaps one of the most controversial Australian TV personalities, yet in a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, she blames it on the fact Aussies have lost their sense of humour.
She’s been dubbed racist by Yumi Stynes for her views on abuse in indigenous communities, accused of slut-shaming colleague Antoinette Lattouf, and once suggested environmental protestors lying on the streets should be used as speed bumps. This was all just in one year.
And, every time KAK makes a contentious remark, it more often than not ends in cries for her dismissal.
However, in her most recent interview, Kennerley says she’s just trying to “have a laugh” and that Aussies have lost their sense of humour.
“I am who I am and I am not going to change for other people,” she told The Tele.
“I care about people that I admire or trust,” she said. “And if a mate or family says ‘you know what – that was a bit across the line, I will consider it. But anybody else, people I don’t know or don’t have the same thought process, like most of those on Twitter, I don’t give a toss.”
In the interview, KAK said having an outspoken opinion is part of her job.
“Political correctness to me means that you are too afraid to say what you really mean because one tenth or one per cent of the population might be hugely offended and can’t laugh at themselves. What’s wrong with us these days? You have to have a laugh,” she said.
She continued to add that Australians have “gone so woke” that people are “frightened to say what they think or have a joke”.
She added: “Not everybody is evil or cruel or homophobic or sexist. I think people just occasionally like a sense of humour. We in Australia – and you ask any other country in the world – are the greatest larrikins of all time because we can laugh at ourselves.”
Check out some of KAK’s most controversial comments below.
— Studio 10 (@Studio10au) January 27, 2019
Why is Kerri-Anne Kennerley slut shaming her colleague here on @Studio10au? @antoinette_news deserves an apology Kerri-Anne needs to finally be put in the bin where she belongs. pic.twitter.com/JQCfxwZtLh
— Clementine Ford ?♀️ (@clementine_ford) December 14, 2019
? GROUNDHOG DAY AT STUDIO TEN ?
— ? Sleeping Giants Oz ? (@slpng_giants_oz) October 9, 2019
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