On Monday night’s episode of The Project, a heated argument emerged between co-hosts Peter Helliar and Steve Price regarding the decision by the government to allow Racing NSW advertising to be projected onto the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
On Friday night, the NSW government instructed the Sydney Opera House to set aside its policies and promote a $13 million horse race.
Steve Price, who works alongside Alan Jones – a vocal advocate of the advertising – said he couldn’t see what “the big deal was”.
The radio host then tried to argue that it was promotion rather than advertising, a position that garnered laughter from the panel and the audience.
“It is advertising,” Peter Helliar responded emphatically.
Price went on to argue, “it’s a few lights flashed up on the sails briefly, there’s no graffiti… it’s promotion of a NSW sporting event,” before accusing Helliar of being “obsessed” with this story.