Karl Stefanovic and Hugh Riminton have exchanged robust tweets after the Today presenter lent his support to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to his 434,000 followers amid questions about plans for government funding.
However TEN’s Hugh Riminton was one of several who pointed out, “Dear Karl, might it have been appropriate to mention that @GBRFoundation has been a TODAY show event sponsor? There is some strength in old principles.”
Stefanovic also tweeted He added, “I come from Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is home for millions of fish, turtles and wildlife; it’s one of the great natural wonders of the world. Millions rely on it for tourism. Politics should have no place in its waters. God we need to save it. We are running out of time” before a direct response to Hugh Riminton.
Whether in-kind or as cash, The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was indeed a sponsor of Today‘s “We Love Australia” tour following its 35th birthday last year.