The Courier-Mail

Magda’s attack on PM’s wife now a point of honour

- JAMES MORROW

MAGDA Szubanski has come under fire after a bizarre and “hypocritic­al” attack on Jenny Morrison, the wife of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

On Sunday, the Melbourne actor retweeted a photo of a conservati­vely dressed Mrs Morrison standing to the side as her husband signed a condolence book for Prince Philip. “I genuinely thought this was a photoshopp­ed Handmaid’s Tale meme. But no. It’s 21st century Aussie life,” she wrote.

Szubanski also retweeted a photo of the Morrison family posing with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, zooming in on Mrs Morrison’s hand, which showed her thumb and forefinger joined over one of her daughter’s wrists.

In some segments of the internet, the joined thumb and forefinger is seen as an indication of support for white supremacy.

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint, who is quitting politics because of the abuse she copped at the last election, was scathing. “I cannot believe the appalling personal attacks on Mrs Morrison, especially by Ms Szubanski, a woman who has received one of our nation’s highest honours,” Ms Flint said.

“I will be writing to the responsibl­e minister to once again request a review of the standards to which Australian Honours recipients should be held.”

 ??  ?? Jenny Morrison watches as the PM signs.
Jenny Morrison watches as the PM signs.

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