Marc Fennell apologises over “hurtful” Project joke

Presenter Marc Fennell has apologised over a joke he made last Thursday on The Project about a woman “missing a chromosome.”

The gag came after vision of a woman cooking beans on toast in a microwave (without toast).

But Australian Survivor cast member and AFLW player Moana Hope took to social media to point out that this maligned people with special needs.

Fennell took the criticism on board and apologised, vowing to do better in the future.

The Project is yet to issue an online apology.



  1. I think it is time to stop all jokes and comedy altogether. The whole genre has come and gone and is a relic from a past era. It is cruel and hurtful to a lot of people. No more jokes!

  2. I would think it would be commonsense to avoid any chromosome jokes. The societal views of comedy are very different now going by things like substantial criticism of the joke content in a recent Dave Chappelle Netflix show and the removal of Chris Lilley starred programs. Recently Paul Hogan had criticised political correctness in the modern era.

  3. Hilarious to see talking heads who tear down people on social media for indiscretions be held to account for their own mis-steps. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.

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