Leila McKinnon’s response to comments about her new lisp is a lesson on how to handle criticism.

Thomething thtrange was going on with Leila McKinnon last night.

A Current Affair reporter McKinnon, 43, spoke with a never-before-heard lisp on the show.

Predictably, viewers needed to tell McKinnon about the lisp immediately. 

McKinnon took the speculation in good humour, shutting down talk of tongue-piercings and cosmetic surgery in one excellently-worded tweet:


She followed it up with another tweet applauding the theorists on their creativity, but confirming the lisp was caused by an orthodontist rather than a plastic surgeon:

Ecthellent work, McKinnon.

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