Magda Szubanski has hit back at trolls who vilified her after she showed her support for the Yes campaign.
The comedian has signalled her support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, with a referendum due to be held on October 14.
But many who are planning on voting No have lashed out at the TV star, with one being accused of ‘fat shaming’.
The Twitter user, who has since deleted her comment, had made a comment about Szubanski’s health.
‘Her life is at risk!!! The HEALTH of our DEMOCRACY is also at risk if celebrities like Magda decide it is their right to INTIMIDATE those who dare to DIFFER,’ they wrote in response to Szubanski advocating for the Yes vote.
Magda Szubanski has hit back at trolls who vilified her after she showed her support for the Yes campaign
Szubanski rejected the remark and questioned why it was OK for the No campaign to ‘heap abuse’ on her.
‘It’s not intimidation. It’s an attempt to safeguard the truth for the sake of a functioning democracy,’ the comedian replied.
‘And unless you’re lying you shouldn’t be at all worried. Curious, do you think it’s ok for the No campaign to heap personal abuse on me? You don’t think THAT’s intimidation?’
The comedian replied to one No voter who had made a comment about Szubanski’s health
Earlier this week Szubanski attracted criticism from No voters when she asked her followers to screenshot any ‘lies’ being shared by them.
‘YES voters and reasonable undecideds…a favour,’ she began.
‘Please could you screen cap and document any misinformation, defamation and lies being putting about by the NO campaign?
‘Accounts they are coming from etc. Just for future reference. Thanks muchly.’
While some supported the comedian and said they’d be happy to do so, others took offence.
‘What, are you now the thought police. Another person who runs away from people who have alternative opinions,’ one person replied.
Earlier this week Szubanski attracted criticism from No voters when she asked her followers to screenshot any ‘lies’ being shared by them
‘Magda, do yourself a favour, it’s not lies when all the details haven’t been released. It’s not lies when we have people within the community telling us they think the ‘Voice’ is garbage,’ another said.
‘Magda wants to create a list of anyone with opposing views,’ one tweeted. ‘How very tolerant of her.
‘Magda, In all honesty, I really hate personal attacks and I don’t think anyone should be attacking you for your looks/weight etc, no-one should HOWEVER, when you antagonise people and make insidious remarks like asking your followers to screen shoot information that could be mis/disinformation and ask them to send them to you, you’re putting yourself into a similar light…’ another wrote.
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