Left wing journalist Mike Carlton has been slammed for his ‘ignorance’ after tweeting his low opinion of body image campaigner Taryn Brumfitt being made the 2023 Australian of the Year.
In a tweet posted after the announcement of Ms Brumfitt as the winner of the top Australia Day gong in Canberra on Wednesday night, Mr Carlton made his view of the decision known on his account with nearly 194,000 followers.
His tweet was supported by left-wing male television reporter, Paul Bongiorno, who tweeted ‘Indeed’ underneath Mr Carlton’s post.
Carlton also tweeted ‘Who ? ? ?’ when news of Ms Brumfitt’s award first broke on Wednesday night.
But the tweets were met with a fierce response from women.
Sharna Bremner, the founder and director of End Rape on Campus Australia, tweeted in response: ‘Eating disorders are the third most common illness among young women in Australia & have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders,’ she posted.
‘These two should be ashamed of their ignorance & s****y remarks.’
‘Disgusting, ignorant old white men. F*** them,’ another person responded.
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