On Air Clash Between Kerri-Anne Kennerley And Yumi Stynes Over Australia Day Protesters
Kerri-Anne Kennerley and TV presenter Yumi Stynes have engaged in a heated argument on Studio 10.
The panel was discussing a hotel in Sydney that had banned patrons from wearing Australian flag-themed attire over the national holiday weekend this year.
Kennerley then blasted the Invasion Day protesters who marched in Sydney's CBD on January 26.
"What about the 5000 people who went through the streets making their point known?" Kennerley asked.
"Has any single one of those 5000 people waving the flags saying how inappropriate the day is, has any one of them been out to the outback where children, where babies and five-year-olds are being raped, their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. They get no education," said Kennerley.
"What have you done?" she hypothetically asked the protesters. "Zippo!"
Stynes responded to Kennerley’s statement saying: “That is not even faintly true Kerri-Anne and you’re sounding quite racist now".
“I’m offended by that, Yumi,” she replied.
“Well keep going then, because every time you open your mouth, you’re sounding racist,” said Stynes
Kennerley repeated that she was “extremely offended” by Stynes' observation and said that the TV presenter “didn’t have any proof” that the protesters had "gone to help".
Stynes pointed out that Kennerley's implication was that "women aren’t being raped here in big cities and children aren’t being raped here in big cities".
Kennerley then claimed that "Aboriginal elder women" were desperate for help and protesters had done "nothing".
“Where are these people on one day of the year? You’d be better off going and doing something positive," she said.
Just because I have a point of view, Yumi, doesn’t mean that I’m racist,” said Kennerley.
“With that statement, you’re actually implying that those 5000 protesters, none of whom you know personally, are all lazy and idle and indolent,” said Stynes.
You can watch the entire exchange via the video above.
Main Image: Network 10.