The standoff on Today. Image: YouTube/The Sports HD Vids
Following an incident where former PM Tony Abbott was allegedly headbutted by a marriage equality campaigner, Lisa Wilkinson attempted to crack a joke with government frontbencher Christopher Pyne on Today which completely fell flat.
Opening the interview by asking Pyne if he happened to be in Hobart last night, implying that ‘yes’ supported Pyne could have been the assailant, Pyne responded to quickly shut the host down.
“Lisa, that isn’t even funny,” he replied.
“People shouldn’t be physically attacked for having a different view about marriage equality.”