One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has been slammed for claiming that some “girls” enjoy being cat-called.
When Karvelas asked Roberts whether he thought verbal sexual harassment should be legal, the 61-year-old queried whether wolf-whistling was universally offensive.
“Is a wolf-whistle harassment? It depends upon the person. Some girls think that that is wonderful, they, you know, they smile,” he said.
"Others are offended. So, wolf-whistle in one court are we going to outlaw it, and another court we’re going to say it’s fine, a compliment?"
Karvelas sought to clarify whether Roberts thought sexual harassment laws went "too far" he agreed, but admitted that he hadn't seen the legislation.
"When it comes to verbal, as I said before, yeah," he said.
"I haven’t seen the sexual harassment laws so I’d need to read them (before considering reform)."
Listeners who don't consider being sexually harassed a "compliment" took to social media to voice their frustration.
But it was NSW Labor MP Linda Burney who put it best with her simple three-word response to Roberts.
Others agreed that what could appear like a woman's warm reception to some men was actually a fear response.
This isn't the first time the One Nation member has attracted criticism with controversial comments.
Roberts has repeatedly made his position as a climate change denier known, and on Tuesday compared Queensland to Saudi Arabia because of its alleged "persecution" of Christians.
Do you think being wolf-whistled at is a compliment?