Cory’s unsweet tweet – $281k
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.