Chrissie Swan forced to defend herself over supermarket scandal

Television and radio host Chrissie Swan has lashed out at critics who berated her for failing to push her own

Television and radio host Chrissie Swan has lashed out at critics who berated her for failing to push her own trolly full of groceries back to her car at her local fruit and veg store.

Yesterday, Chrissie was attacked online by media outlets and online commenters who branded her as “too posh to push” her trolly after she was photographed walking ahead of a young man wheeling her trolly to her car for her.

It comes off the back of a similar story, where a Mt Tamborine hiker was accused of being “unfit” after he was rescued by SES workers after failing to make it back down the mountain on his own.

It turned out the man was an army veteran who had completed two tours in Afghanistan and was suffering from PTSD, which caused him to have a panic attack at the top of the mountain and left him stranded and alone needing to be rescued.

Chrissie appeared on her commercial radio show today where she was teased by her co-hosts before jumping in to defend herself.

“What about the arrogant look, just looking back as if to say ‘hurry up you little boy,’” one of her co-hosts said after saying Chrissie was meant to be “a woman of the people”.

“You’re ten metres out in front of him, paying absolutely no attention to him.”

But Chrissie said she had a perfectly good explanation for the incident.

“Can I please butt in here and tell you what happened, can I?” she said, after they declared she was also “too posh to listen”.

“Yes, somebody pushed my shopping trolley,” she admitted.

“I do my shopping down at Coltivare in Camberwell, the centre of the universe,” she said sarcastically.

“It is posh, it’s the best food and veg there is, I’ve been shopping there for four or five years.

“The owners, our kids go to school together, I’m there once or twice a week, they insist that somebody pushes my trolley to the car, they insist, and I say, I go, ‘don’t be silly, it’s just here, it’s stupid, it’s embarrassing’. ‘No Chrissie, we’re doing it,’” they responded.

“I can’t say no, they are Italian, you can’t.

“It happened but it wasn’t like I said ‘(Hey) you! Bring my vegetables to my Volvo!’ I was in there talking to the owners, who I see all the time, it’s my local, four or five years of history, they always send someone out to push my trolley, always.

“Even the future Queen of England can push her trolley, let me tell you I do more than push my own trolley.”

The incident has caused some people to jump to Chrissie’s defence saying it is just another case of people being too quick to judge and bullying others without knowing the full story.

“OMG leave her alone. She’s a lovely beautiful woman,” wrote one commenter.

While others took the chance to attack her even further.

“Don’t know who she is but she looks lazy to me. Just another lazy celebrity milking it for all they can,” said another.

What are your thoughts?

Is this another case of people being too quick to judge? Do we all need to be kinder to one another?

  1. some people are so unhappy they have to make nasty remarks about any one, Chrissy is an absolute delight, at least she does her own shopping I order mine on line have it picked packed and delivered to my kitchen, I ‘m certainly not posh, just enjoy that little extra help to make life a bit easier

    • Patricia Roser  

      Nice comment Faye. Thanks for being a nice person.

  2. helena sills  

    These people need to get a life,what do they do just follow people who are in the limelight.chrissy you need to ignore them and carry on with your life .stuff what the people think,you know you are doing no wrong and thats all that matters.Have a good week .

  3. Beverley Seton  

    I don’t worry about silly things like that…I happen to have a life and what other people do is none of my business.

  4. Kathy  

    It is between Chrissy and the young man who pushed the trolley. It has nothing to do with anyone else. Must be desperate for a ‘news worthy story’.

  5. Karen Wilkie  

    If i had someone to offer to push my trolley i would jump to it … you know how hard it is sometimes to push those trolleys leave her alone and dont judge we all need to be kinder

  6. Audrey ravik  

    Too many people spend too much time and energy minding other people’s business! Get a

    • I agree what do these people do sit around waiting for someone to do something so they can nitpic, Really get a life and leave others alone.

  7. Wendy Piggott  

    Does it really matter?? And why is it any one else’s business anyway??

  8. Carol chapman  

    What a load of rubbish.Who cares.At least the young boy has employment.He could push my trolley for me….I always seem to get the wonky wheels!Please leave people alone.Find something important to worry about.

  9. Really ? Is it anyone elses business but hers ? Get a life, people. There’s lots of more important stuff out there to worry about ………………………………

  10. Neta Williams  

    At one of our local fruit and veg shops they employ trolley boys some who have a disability and they are taught to offer to wheel trollies for people then bring the trolley back. It is a delight to see their faces light up when I say thank you for doing a great job. Some people really do need a life if this is all they are worried about. I worry what is to become of us if the government keeps going the way it is. Get a life and worry about how you are going to keep that life with cuts to health and everything else.

  11. people who comment horrible negative things are people that have never been taught manners or respect, l was raised to believe in ”if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. As far as someone pushing Chrissie’s trolley that is between her and the shop assistant doing the pushing NO ONE ELSE.

  12. Maura  

    Yes of course people are too quick to judge, not very interesting news on tv so they target anyone and everyone. So much for Discrimination, Bullying in the Workplace, OH&S, etc that we all have to learn just to get a job these days. Some of those trolleys are very difficult to push.

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