At the moment Australia loves Brendan Fevola.
After six weeks in the jungle the once ‘bad guy’ of AFL is now a reformed man.
So much so he was crowned the King of the Jungle when he won I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
We’ve seen him open up about his demons. Speak openly about his time spent in rehab. Talk about his love for his three daughters and his now not-so-estranged wife, Alex. And form a close friendship with fellow contestant Anthony Callea.
For that last one, he has been praised all over the media, including here at Mamamia. And Rosie Waterland isn’t really sure why.
“We still are living in a culture where it’s considered admirable and award-worthy for a straight Aussie, okka bloke to deem it – you know, even within the realm of possibility that he would be friends with a homosexual man.” She said on the latest episode of The Binge.
Hear the full conversation here:
By all means, it was great to watch their friendship blossom. But Rosie has a point.
When Anthony left the show, his friendship with Brendan was a major part of his farewell package. It was dubbed ‘The Ultimate Jungle Friendship.’
The show made memes about it.
It made headlines on gossip websites.
But when Shane Warne left, who was also mates with Brendan, and The Chief – nothing was mentioned.
Watch Fevola’s highlights on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.’ (Friendship with Anthony included) Post continues below.
“How ridiculous that he is being lorded for being friends with another human in the camp?” Rosie continued.
We have to say Amen to that.
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