“It’s not just his opinions, it’s his pomposity,” Australian comedian Fiona O’Loughlin told the camera on Thursday night’s episode of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.
She’s talking about former Australian politician David Oldfield. The same Oldfield who co-founded Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.
The same One Nation party that “opposes acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders because it believes that all Australians are owners and custodians of this land”, according to the party’s website.
O’Loughlin lived in Alice Springs for 27 years and fostered several Aboriginal children. Her son works with Indigenous people in the Northern Territory. And, when Oldfield began saying he doesn’t think indigenous peoples – from anywhere – invented anything, O’Loughlin wasn’t having it.
“I can tell you, there’s a big fat lie – we’ve spread enough lies by saying they were only nomadic – that’s bullsh*t, they actually had crops,” the 54-year-old mother-of-five told Oldfield.
Watch the exchange, in part, below.
He doubled down:
“You’re suffering white guilt,” Oldfield, 59, said. “You think you’re responsible for everything that’s gone wrong. But really, you’re responsible for everything in the modern world.”
“You’re responsible for flush toilets. You’re responsible for automobiles. And most of the people upset about not being involved in that, are not responsible for very much of it. They didn’t invent anything.”
“Oh, you racist pig,” O’Loughlin scoffed.
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