Love Child star Miranda Tapsell told Nine’s The Verdict last night she did not identify as Australian.
The outspoken actress, who recalled the bullying she received as a young child due to having Indigenous and non-Indigenous parents, was asked by host Karl Stefanovic, “Do you identify yourself as an Australian?”
“No,” she replied.
“Because when I go to Australia Day I don’t feel like an Australian that day, because essentially people are telling me that I can’t be a part of that.”
Asked if she would happily sing the national anthem she said, “I’d mumble it…. out of the corner of my mouth maybe.”
Her views drew a mixed response on social media.