Deb Knight has served the perfect response to Instagram trolls who criticised her appearance during her interview with Pauline Hanson.
Knight was interviewing Hanson after the One Nation leader made offensive comments suggesting that the Port Arthur massacre was a Government conspiracy. But while the the Today Show co-host was asking Hanson important questions about clarifying her remarks, some viewers where instead focused on the journalist’s appearance.
Posting to her Instagram account, the 46-year-old shared a screenshot of a comment she received on social media after the interview aired, which read: "Don't worry about her Deb ! Focus on fixing your hair cut... Bloody shocking."
The journalist explained to her 42,000 followers that her tight schedule for the interview, which she flew to Brisbane for, meant she prioritised prepping questions for the senator, over her makeup and hair.
"Ah the joys of social media," Knight began her caption.
"No my hair wasn’t “done” for my interview with [Pauline Hanson] - nor was my makeup the full tilt. I literally just jumped on a plane with no time. I know it’s a visual medium but but sometimes the substance is more important than the style. #justsaying"