Grace Tem joked about Scott Morrison’s Facebook post on Twitter over the weekend with a tweet mocking her and her cat’s Facebook post, saying she ‘reshaped’ herself into the prime minister’s cat Charlie.
The tweet, in which Tame commented, ‘Sorry my Twitter absence, I’m just changing shape’, shows the now famous image of herself with the PM ahead of Australia Day giving her a ‘side eye’ look has been
Tame’s Twitter comments about Mr Morrison come after his revelation on Sunday that he had been hospitalized a few days ago for mental health issues after ‘losing control’ and ‘stepping too deep into an embarrassing spiral’ ‘.
The 2021 Australian of the Year entered the ‘Protecting the Outspoken’ event at the Sydney Opera House, detailing her heartbreaking call to doctors saying ‘I’m thinking of killing myself’.
Grace Tasme’s funny tweet about Scott Morrison’s weekend post on Facebook in which he joked that he’s ‘changed’ from being the PM’s cat
The prime minister posted a photo of himself and cat Charlie, writing that the pet had been part of the Morrison family for almost a decade and was definitely in charge.
Tame’s funny tweet pointed to the now famous image of herself with the PM (above) ahead of Australia Day in which she is giving him a ‘side eye’ look.
Scott Morrison wrote alongside his Facebook photo with his cat, ‘You’ve met Buddy before, but it’s Charlie. He has been a part of our family for almost ten years. And he is definitely in charge.’
Tem’s tweet, along with the PM’s Facebook post, drew some criticism, but most of the responses were supportive of him and included further criticism of Mr Morrison.
One user tweeted, ‘Photo of the year and it’s not even April yet. This confirms that Scott Morrison is a walking, talking meme of his own. #auspol #ScottyTheCompletepsycho’
Another commented, ‘Richard Nixon saved his political career with a famous speech about his dog “Checkers”. I have news for you Scott. You can reference a whole menagerie of pets, including goldfish, and it still won’t save you. Australian women will see it.
Two different people commented, ‘The cat’s side eye is pretty cool’ and ‘I laughed really loud. I can’t remember the last time I did this. You are smart’.
However, one person commented in response to Tame, ‘Mmm… am I the only one who thinks maybe your energy should be focused on making a difference instead of downplaying others… just saying ‘.
And another said, ‘Was this more important than any comment on the recent bullying allegations in the Victorian and federal ALP?’
One woman tweeted, ‘Have you considered whether this is a form of bullying? If you want to see change in the world, you have to be that change.
Ms Tem, an advocate for sexual assault survivors following her own abuse as a schoolgirl at the hands of a male teacher, has endured a stream of public scrutiny since being named Australian of the Year in 2021. Is done.
Grace Tem (above) revealed over the weekend that ‘I really lost control and I was really scared’ just days before she was hospitalized and stepped into ‘very deep in her spiral of shame’ .
When she met Mr. Morrison and his wife, Jenny, over morning tea at the Lodge, a dispute erupted on the last day of their winning the title.
Tem’s displeasure towards the PM was evident when he openly shouted at him, failed to make eye contact and gave an icy sideways glance after a cursory handshake.
Following the incident, Tem attacked Twitter, which he described as ‘civilization’s consequence for civilization’.
He tweeted, ‘The survival of a culture of abuse rests on humble smiles and self-defeating dedication. It relies on hypocrisy.
‘It is true that many women are sick of being asked to smile by men, often for the benefit of men. But it’s not just women who are conditioned to smile and conform to the visible status quo. It’s all of us.’
On Sunday, Tame told a crowd at the Sydney Opera House event, as part of the All About Women festival, that she was ‘in the ER the other day because I really lost control and I was really scared’ ‘.
‘I called the clinic and I said, “I can’t, I can’t, I’ve stepped too deep into a spiral of shame and I’m thinking of killing myself”. It’s real and that’s what its toll it takes.
‘It’s the price of shame,’ she said.
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