Viewers of Network 10’s The Project have criticised host Waleed Aly for being a “sore loser” during last night’s interview on the show with Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson.
Gleeson won the top gong after a somewhat controversial campaign, beating rivals such as Aly and Amanda Keller.
Viewers took to social media to air their thoughts on the segment, branding Aly as a “sore loser” after he accused Gleeson of undermining those in the industry who have “worked really hard” to build their TV careers.
Aly said: “A lot of the subtext to the whole campaign was kind of undermining to people who’d really worked hard in careers on TV for a long time who maybe did want to win it. Do you have any sympathy for those people?”
Gleeson argued: “I disagree with what you’re saying. What I was having a go at was how the awards are put together — I mean, it’s a popular vote, so you can garner votes however you want, and I just chose to do it in a funny way. So I had to be sarcastic. That’s my stock in trade.”
— The Project (@theprojecttv) July 1, 2019
One person wrote on Twitter: “Plenty of salt on #theproject tonight.”
Another said: “The only thing funnier than Tom Gleeson’s Logies speech is Waleed Aly having a huge sook about it.”
One tweeted: “Waleed still seems salty that Tom Gleeson won the Logie.”
Others accused the program of taking itself too seriously, pointing out the Logies are governed by popular votes and not based on merit.
However, Aly isn’t the only TV presenter to take aim at Gleeson with his Gold Logie acceptance speech being heavily criticsed by Tracy Grimshaw on Monday night’s A Current Affair.
Grimshaw said Gleeson came across as “smug” and “graceless” throughout his speech.
She said: “The newly minted Gold Logie winner advised us all last night to lighten up. How light did he want it?”
Karl Stefanovic was not impressed either, accusing Gleeson of being a “24 karat gold tosser”, while Hamish Blake told ACA Gleeson was “an Aussie battler ripping off your Logie votes.”
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