'I Will Continue, Unfortunately': Kerri Anne-Kennerley Vows To Stand By Her Opinions
Studio 10 panelist Kerri-Anne Kennerley said she will not stop sharing her controversial opinions, saying she is entitled to her stance on social issues.
"At the end of the day, I am not a journalist per se, I am a commentator. I don't expect everyone to understand or relate or agree with me but that is just mine, my view," Kennerley said.
"You've got your view, I've got mine and I will continue, unfortunately."
Kennerley apologised for claiming pensioners "leech" off the government on the morning show on Wednesday.
"I should never have said leech. What I meant to say is anyone who is a pensioner and has paid tax in their lives ... it is absolutely an Australia right to be supported because you've done great work your entire life," Kennerley said.
During Wednesday's controversial segment Kennerley claimed "if Bill Shorten gets in, it’s the end of life as we know it" while speaking about the Opposition Leader's franking credit policy ahead of Saturday's federal election.
Kennerley's comment gained traction on social media, with viewers divided over her public condemnation of Labor party policy.
"KAK needs to report facts and no share her personal opinion," one user wrote.
Kennerley immediately responded live on-air saying, "they are facts".
Others were supportive of her forthright opinions, commenting, "Loved KAK today. Told it like a pro. KAK for PM."
During Thursday's episode of Studio 10, it appeared KAK had moved from her support of Scott Morrison and into the pool of undecided voters, where her support for either side was no longer obvious.
"We live in the most wonderful country in the world. It doesn't matter who gets in as prime minister, we will still live in a sensation country," she said.
"To be quite frank, both are lacklustre people to be voting for. Who has actually come out with a vision ... even one idea that will hold Australia in good stead in the next 20 or 30 years? Not a single one of them."
Host Sarah Harris said that like many Australians, she is still undecided about who she will vote for on Saturday. Harris attributed the diverse opinions on Kennerley's on-air rant as evidence the Australian electorate is still largely divided.
Both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten will spend Thursday giving their final election push to Australians in a bid to sway undecided voters.
While the majority of Australians will head to the polls on Saturday, a record three million have already voted, making these final campaign days all the more crucial in swinging undecided Aussies.
But we don't like Bill Shorten's chances of swinging the vote of Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
Contact Siobhan at networkten.com.au