'I still call Australia home-ophobic': Tim Minchin releases postal vote protest song

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August 11, 2017 18:24:21

Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin has entered the same-sex marriage postal vote debate with his typical comedic flair.

In a video posted to his Facebook page, Minchin reworks the lyrics to the Peter Allen classic I Still Call Australia Home.

Minchin sings:

I’m always travelling, but wherever I stay

People love Aussies, and they generally say

They think we’re kind, fun and funny

Tall, tanned and toned

And a little bit racist, and a little bit home-ophobic

In a take on another famous verse, Minchin says:

One day we’ll all be together once more

Once they do their bloody jobs, and change the f***ing law

In a written statement at the end of the video, Minchin said he thought the postal vote was “noxious and obnoxious”.

“Polls show that Aussies are overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality,” he wrote.

“Not that it should matter … it’s not f***ing X-Factor.”

Minchin implored his fans to participate and vote yes, saying those behind the postal vote, “think by making it postal, young people won’t vote”.

“Prove them wrong,” he wrote.

The song was viewed more than 300,000 times and shared almost 20,000 times within three hours of being posted.

Topics:

community-and-society,

marriage,

gays-and-lesbians,

music,

arts-and-entertainment,

comedy-humour,

government-and-politics,

australia

First posted

August 11, 2017 12:37:15



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