There has been a social media storm over an image of the Prime Minister holding his grand daughter at the footy on Saturday.
WHY? Because he was drinking a beer at the same time, shock horror!
People are defending the PM saying ‘This is rubbish… let him be a grandpa’ and stop being ‘un-Australian’.
The prime minister faced backlash after sharing the photo of himself kissing his granddaughter, Alice, while holding a beer during Saturday’s Sydney Swans v Essendon Bombers AFL game, shared Daily Mail.
Mr Turnbull joked he was ‘multitasking at the footy’, but many social media users accused him of being an irresponsible child-minder.
Now, prominent Australians – including Opposition Leader Bill Shorten – have called the outrage an overreaction.
‘I’ve found something Malcolm & I can agree on. This is rubbish. Let him be a grandpa,’ Mr Shorten tweeted.
Entrepreneur Dick Smith said that those who can’t appreciate the typically Australian moment should move.
‘Australians need to get back to being Australian,’ he said, according to the Courier Mail.
‘People on social media can be so pathetic. This kind of outrage is so un-Australian. Go and live somewhere else if you don’t like it.’
‘Do you HAVE to drink alcohol whilst holding that baby? What is wrong with soft drink?,’ one concerned follower wrote.
Another said:’Does anyone see anything irresponsible with an adult hold(ing) a baby and juggling a beer? And when was drinking while holding a child OK?’
‘I find it disgusting to see people breathing grog all over baby’s but sadly I’m not surprised by Malcolm doing it.’
Angered followers even suggested Mr Turnbull staged the photo to target as many social groups as possible in a last-ditch attempt to win over voters.
‘Drinking beer, kissing babies, AND watching footy… you’d think he must be a politician.’
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