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Gable Tostee responds to backlash after sharing a sexist message on Facebook.

Gable Tostee is defending himself against backlash over a sexist Facebook post he shared on International Women’s Day, labelling media who have reported on the story “desperate” and “bitter feminists”.

The Gold Coast man, who was last year acquitted over the death of his Tinder date Warriena Wright, found himself back in the headlines this week after sharing the following status on March 9.

"Happy International Women's Day to all ma hoes."

A commenter threatened to forward the post to feminist writer Clementine Ford who is renowned for naming and shaming sexists on social media, to which Tostee responded, "Go on, send it to the c***."

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Tostee's vile status has since been derided and debated in the press, prompting the 30-year-old to double down.

In response to discussion of the post on Sunrise by journalist Samantha Armytage, News Local's Kathy Lipari and 3AW's Justin Smith, Tostee wrote on Facebook:

"The bitter feminists presenting this segment are just mad that no men would touch them with a 10 foot pole. As for the dude on the left, who'd he hand his testicles over to?"

He's also accused the media of "bully tactics" and suggested Channel 9 reporters that allegedly showed up on his doorstep must be "desperate".

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It's been close to five months since a Supreme Court jury cleared Tostee of murder and manslaughter, after his 26-year-old date fell 14 storeys to her death from the balcony of his Gold Coast apartment in the early hours of August 8, 2014.

The case, which earned headlines around the world, centred largely around an audio recording Tostee made on his mobile phone, which captured the final hours of the fatal date.

Wright and Tostee on the night of her death. Image via Facebook

The Gold Coast man maintained his innocence throughout, and insisted he "didn't do anything" to prompt the New Zealand woman to attempt to escape the balcony below.

"I was inside on my own," he told 60 Minutes in November. "That’s one of the most perplexing things, to me. I can’t understand what would drive a person to climb off a 14-floor balcony, into nothingness."

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