Cory’s unsweet tweet – $281k

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS | NATION - – Charis Chang

HUN­DREDS of stu­dents at an Ade­laide school have cel­e­brated rais­ing al­most $300,000 for char­ity thanks to a mis­guided tweet from Sen­a­tor Cory Bernardi.

Sen­a­tor Bernardi, a critic of same-sex mar­riage, had la­belled the fundraiser, which in­vited stu­dents to wear a dress for a day, as “ab­surd gen­der mor­ph­ing”.

That tweet in­spired a so­cial me­dia back­lash and a flood of money for the cause.

The school orig­i­nally aimed to raise $900 to help ed­u­cate African girls in Uganda and Sierra Leone, but the to­tal stood at more than $281,000 yes­ter­day.

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