Ernie Dingo Shares Racist Abuse He Perpetrated in Promoting Covid Vaccinations in Indigenous Communities

Ernie Dingo Reveals the Racist Trolls He’s Tackled by Promoting Vaccinations in Remote Indigenous Communities – Including a Despicable Threat to His Young Sons

  • Dingo, 65, promotes vaccinations for indigenous communities around WA
  • He’s been abused by anti-vaxxers with one threatening his young sons
  • A Wicked Message Told Television Legend ‘Your Precious Twins Will Suffer’










Australian TV legend Ernie Dingo has shared the horrific online messages he receives from anti-vaxxers as he promotes the Covid jab to remote Indigenous communities.

The host of Great Outdoors this week posted a screenshot of a particularly vicious message sent to him threatening the young twin sons of Dingo.

“You have just taken part in the biggest massacre in Australian history since 1970,” the message began.

The post contained a racist comment and a threat that his twin sons would “disappear.”

Australian TV legend Ernie Dingo has shared the horrific messages he has received as he travels through remote Indigenous communities, encouraging people to get the jab

Dingo shared a screenshot of a particularly mean message he received from another social media user

Dingo shared a screenshot of a particularly mean message he received from another social media user

“Your precious twins will suffer and you will live to see them fade. So shall it be!’

Dingo shared the conversation on Twitter on Thursday with the caption “just when you think those f***tards are going lower, they do.”

The television star is making her way through remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia in an effort to boost vaccination rates.

The 65-year-old has been no stranger to racist and online abuse since joining the government’s Vax the Outback campaign, which has seen him travel from Perth to Pilbara to speak with the elderly and indigenous groups.

Dingo has reportedly suffered fatalities and has become a major topic of conversation among anti-vax groups online.

Speaking of the campaign, the actor said he wanted communities to feel ready to roll up their sleeves.

“I will have a cup of tea and a chat with fellow countrymen at breakfast barbecues, listening to their concerns and encouraging them to be ready for the jab when the health teams come through the cities again,” he said at the campaign’s launch.

The television star makes her way through remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia in a mission to see vaccination rates rise

The television star makes her way through remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia in a mission to see vaccination rates rise

Dingo is on the receiving end of despicable messages from anti-vaxxers.  He is pictured above at the 2014 AACTA Awards

Dingo is on the receiving end of despicable messages from anti-vaxxers. He is pictured above at the 2014 AACTA Awards

“It’s about knowledge, about making sure our communities are ready for the vaccine when it’s there.

“I’ll also be there with the BushTV crew to film it all, get on native radio waves and bring home that message — that we all need to get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our families, our elders and communities.”

Last year, The Lancet medical journal reported that Indigenous Australians are at increased risk of Covid-19 due to existing health and socioeconomic inequalities.

Vaccination coverage for Indigenous Western Australians is currently 39 percent double dosed, while 73 percent of the state’s non-Indigenous residents are fully vaxxed.

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