One Nation leader Pauline Hanson isn’t afraid to tell it how she sees it, but her comments about a group of protestors has caused some to wonder if she took it too far this time.
Ms Hanson has been accused by some of ‘fat shaming’ after she made a pointed remark about protestors in Brisbane at the weekend.
The group had taken to the streets in Brisbane as part of the Women’s March to show solidarity and strength in the face of Donald Trump’s presidency and Ms Hanson had a few choice words for them.
“Don’t these clowns have anything else better to do with their time other than to hold sad, anti-democracy protests?” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“Why on earth would anyone want to walk around in this heat chanting about One Nation and the new President of the United States of America, Donald Trump?
“Oh well, at least they didn’t seem as bad as the left wing protesters in Washington who were vandalising businesses and committing assaults.”
It was her next line that caused some to accuse her of bullying.
“And I suppose it’s good that they were out and about and doing a bit of walking because it looked like a few of them needed to get a bit of sun and do a bit exercise,” she finished.
With so many people out there struggling with their weight and body image, some are saying Ms Hanson should have known better.
Others say it’s just plain wrong for a politician to resort to name calling – especially when it’s aimed at voters.
With so much talk lately about politicians failing to live up to the role, should we expect more from someone like Pauline Hanson, or are people overreacting here.
Lately, we’ve held pollies accountable for misusing taxpayer money and there are calls by some to do the same with Ms Hanson for these comments.