You might have spotted a whole lot of headlines around today about a TV show called First Contact, and a woman named Sandy who controversially quit during the filming of the first episode.
For those who missed the buzz around this new reality television show or didn’t watch the first episode last night – here’s what you need to know.
1. What even is First Contact?
The show follows a similar format to documentary Go Back to Where You Came From, in which Australians visited the war-torn homelands of asylum seekers and had their views on immigration policy challenged.
2. Who is Sandy and why is she making headlines?
Sandy is one of the participants on the show, and probably the most divisive and outspoken. She’s a 41-year-old mother-of-five who says she “doesn’t f***ing care” if people say she’s racist.
The reason Sandy, a mortgage broken from Newcastle, is making headlines this morning is that she quit during filming of the program, which began airing last night. After visiting a remote community off the coast of Arnhem Land, she simply packed her bags and left, as news.com.au reports.
“God gave black people rhythm and soul. They can dance and sing and all are hot while they dance. But when it comes to brains, white people have better brains,” mother-of-five Sandy declared on the show.