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The Greens Are Fighting To Censure Pauline Hanson After Being Called Out For Her Racist Behaviour
Greens senators Larissa Waters and Mehreen Faruqi have lodged a Senate motion calling for Parliament to censure One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
Earlier this month Hanson told Faruqi to “piss off back to Pakistan,” in response to her comments about the Queen’s death.
The Greens senator said she couldn’t mourn the Queen as she was the “leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples.”
Senator Waters and Faruqi hope this motion will affirm parliament’s stance on racist behaviours.
“I call on my colleagues to support the motion and affirm that racism has no place in our public debate,” says Senator Faruqi.
In addition to censuring Senator Hanson, the motions calls for the Senate to “condemn all racism and discrimination against migrants and people of colour,” “assure all migrants to Australia that they are valued,” and affirm that Parliament does not tolerate “racism or discrimination in the course of parliamentarians’ public debate.”
Unsurprisingly Senator Hanson wasn’t too pleased with the Greens, and insinuated Senator Faruqi can say what she wants because of the colour of her skin.
“So Senator Faruqi is allowed to say and do anything she wants and no one can call her out because she has brown skin and is a migrant,” she wrote on Twitter, “Senator Malcolm Roberts was born in India - does that mean he isn’t allowed to be critiqued? Or is he fair game because his skin is white?”
Internet Mocks Donald Trump After He Accidentally Became A Queer Ally For A Few Seconds
Former U.S president (and honestly worst human alive) Donald Trump accidentally said "we need to keep our country gay."
During a rally the problematic former reality star turned fraudster said, "remember I was going to say, I was going to use an expression, 'we have to keep our country gay, but, uh, but it’s not, I mean for some reason, it’s not great anymore."
Plenty of 'well-wishers' on social media have jumped at the chance to congratulate the new queer ally and the new MAGA slogan "Make America Gay Again."
Trump has yet to comment on his accidental queer allyship.
Constance Wu Opens Up About Her Experience Being Sexually Harassed On The Set Of 'Fresh Off The Boat'
**Trigger Warning - this story discusses sexual harassment.**
During an appearance at The Atlantic Festival, Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Wu opened up about her traumatic experience on the set of hit TV series 'Fresh Off The Boat.'
She says she faced "sexual harassment and intimidation" from an unnamed producer during the first two seasons of the comedy series.
"A few people knew [the harassment] was happening, and to go to work every day and see those people who knew that he was sexually harassing me being ‘buddy-buddy’ with him felt like a betrayal every time,” says Wu, "I loved everybody on that crew, and I loved working on that show, but it had that history of abuse, that it started with, and even though I handled it after two years, I was looking forward to a clean slate."
Wu says she "kept my mouth shut for a really long time," as she didn't want to "stain the reputation of the show."
"That show was historic for Asian Americans," she says, "it was the only show on network television in over 20 years to star Asian Americans and I did not want to sully the reputation of the one show we had representing us."