This morning Studio 10 presenters responded to comments on the show’s Facebook which criticised their support for this weekend’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Sarah Harris said they had received comments both negative and bigoted, as well as supportive.
Neralda Jacobs, who is a proud indigenous, gay woman said, “There’s one thing I would like to say to those attacking a marginalised group or community… you need to ask yourself why do you feel the need to attack a group of people who are so marginalised, that a lot of them live in fear, because of comments that you’re making about them?
“I think the answer might live within. I would just like to offer a big hug to you, because I feel like you need to be loved.”
Sarah Harris added, “We want differing opinions on the show… Some of the attacks we received on that video were disgusting and bigoted and just plain mean. We’ve deleted and blocked the worst.
“Let’s have the chat but let’s just be like The Fonz – be cool.”