The Art of the Australian Insult


Extracting stiletto heel from mouth
November 17, 2008, 1:19 am
Filed under: Celebrities, Ethnic Insults | Tags: ,

“Let’s just say there’s a sweatshop full of illegal immigrants working on them right now.”

Sonia Kruger, commenting on her Melbourne Cup Carnival wardrobe to Chong Kim, the Malaysian-born musical director of Dancing with the Stars. Seven network apologised for Kruger’s comments after several complaints were received.

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Do they think all Australians are morons?
August 21, 2008, 8:09 am
Filed under: Sport, The Media | Tags: ,

“The ACCC should investigate the Seven Network’s hold on TV rights to the Olympics. Obviously they made their successful application on the premise that all Australians are morons.”

Sophie Coleman, WA, letter to The Australian.



Acting dumb turns out to be a stupid move
August 18, 2008, 4:22 am
Filed under: Sport, The Media | Tags: , ,

“Her gaffes include asking if the 48kg weightlifting category referred to the athletes or their barbells, wondering why the term “chink in the armour” might go down badly in Beijing and questioning what happened if it rained during the 800m track event.”

Seven’s instructions to Sonia Kruger to “act dumb” during the Olympics may be backfiring on the network, as viewers appear to have been alienated. Serves the network right.