Sunrise has had a curious relationship with Pauline Hanson in the last few months.
In the lead up to the election, the program paid her for her commentary on topical issues, leaving many viewers furious that the show was providing the One Nation leader with an unchallenged platform to share her “dangerous thoughts.”
Now, Sunrise has attempted to take Hanson to task over her controversial maiden speech in Parliament on Wednesday night, yet left some disappointed with the outcome.
David Koch’s argument against Hanson’s speech was initially strong as he described her message as being packaged in “a hateful, divisive way.”
He also shared a personal story about his Sri Lankan son-in-law, who he says is routinely called a ‘terrorist’ on the street because of his looks.
Would @kochie_online drive me to the airport tonight, I need a lift. I can disrespect Australia, whatever you need
— Kaitlyn Plyley (@kplyley) September 15, 2016
“I have a mixed race family,” Koch explained. “I have a Sri Lankan son-in-law who walks down the street and has people say “ah get out of here you terrorist you have got no right to be here.”
“I have grandkids who will grow up like that. It upsets me, because you feed into that.”