Australia’s First COVID Vaccine Recipient Flipped Off The Entire Country And Didn’t Recognise ScoMo

Australia’s First COVID Vaccine Recipient Flipped Off The Entire Country And Didn’t Recognise ScoMo
SHARE
THIS



While the rollout of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine officially starts today, the government yesterday created a media opportunity for the press, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, aged care residents and frontline workers all receiving the jab on camera.

Star of the show was Jane Malysiak, an an84-year-old World War II survivor who became the first person in Australia to receive the vaccine.

Sitting alongside Malysiak, ScoMo encouraged the aged care resident to “give [the cameras] ‘V for vaccine'” while holding up the peace sign.

Malysiak initially obliged, before turning her hand around and instead displaying the V sign, this time with her palm facing outwards.

As we know, this hand position has similar connotations to the popular middle finger gesture.

A panicked ScoMo was forced to hide her hand and stop the bungled photo opportunity.

You can see the encounter below.

On Monday morning, Malysiak continued on the media trail, appearing on Sky News for an interview with Laura Jayes.

She admitted that she “didn’t recognise” the Prime Minister at first, but confirmed that he was “very, very nice”.

Malysiak again struggled with the ‘V for vaccine’ prompt but was able to correctly display it at the culmination of the interview.

She left the viewers with one simple message: “everybody take the vaccine”.

Please login with linkedin to comment

vaccine

Latest News

Emotional Storytelling Is A Rarity, IAG CMO Brent Smart Tells Future Of TV Advertising
  • Marketing

Emotional Storytelling Is A Rarity, IAG CMO Brent Smart Tells Future Of TV Advertising

In an interview with Mindshare’s Katie Rigg-Smith, recently returned Australian CMO Brent Smart said advertising lacks enough emotional storytelling, and that marketers lack the support of their organisations to brand build in the long term. Smart is the chief marketing officer at Insurance Australia Group, a position he moved to after returning to Australia from […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Slingshot Wins Masterpet And Endeavour Consumer Health Accounts
  • Media

Slingshot Wins Masterpet And Endeavour Consumer Health Accounts

Media strategy specialist Slingshot has won the strategy, planning and buying account for Masterpet, and Endeavour Consumer Health. Masterpet owns pet care brands Black Hawk, VitaPet and Aristopet, while Endeavour Consumer Health includes brands like Red Seal, Pharmacy Choice and Faulding. Slingshot CIO and Partner Simon Corbett (pictured) said that winning the two businesses was […]

New Campaign Highlights That 70% Of Australians Say They Want To Die At Home
  • Campaigns

New Campaign Highlights That 70% Of Australians Say They Want To Die At Home

Leading South Australian ageing care provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) is shining a light on the need for Australians to talk openly about death with their family members and loved ones to ensure any specific wishes or choices can be fulfilled. Australia faces a significant societal challenge as death continues to be a subject […]

Introducing The Zavy Social Scoreboard
  • Media

Introducing The Zavy Social Scoreboard

You might have noticed a colourful scoreboard sitting on the B&T homepage this month. Well, allow us to formally introduce ourselves – and it. We’re Zavy. And we believe in the promise of social media: brand building by two-way engagement and rich communication.       What does this have to do with a scoreboard? […]

Partner Content

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine