Mark Latham gay tweet to Alex Greenwich is called out by Kyle Sandilands
Kyle and Jackie O have labeled Mark Latham a ‘homophobe’ after he sent a vicious tweet to a gay MP calling him a ‘disgusting human being’ as the One Nation NSW leader retreats to hiding as the calls for his resignation are growing.
Latham was shot by Independent MP Alex Greenwich in the aftermath of an ugly clash between ‘Christian Lives Matter’ and LGBTQIA protesters outside a Sydney church.
The member for Sydney condemned the One Nation leader rather than the violent scenes, calling the Conservative politician “an extremely hateful and dangerous person who risks doing a lot of damage to our state.”
Latham responded to his comments on Thursday morning with a now-deleted tweet. It said, ‘Disgusting? How does that compare to sticking your dick in a guy’s ass and covering him in shit?”
Radio presenters Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Henderson called out Latham for his homophobic comments and issued a statement of support for Greenwich.
“He’s very handsome, well dressed,” Sandilands said of the Sydney member.
“Mark doesn’t realize you’re flushing, there’s no sh*t there,” Sandilands joked to gay newscaster Brooklyn Ross.
“Some of these old people have got in the way of their opinions.”
Ross argued that Latham “wasn’t even that old yet.”
“Every gay, he calls what we do disgusting. I mean, this man is a homophobe. If Pauline Hanson tells you you’ve gone too far—” he said.
“You’re in trouble now,” Jackie O agreed.
Latham wrote, “Disgusting? How does that compare to sticking your dick in a guy’s ass and covering him in shit?”
State One Nation leader Mark Latham (pictured) has penned a homophobic tweet after Independent MP Alex Greenwich called him a ‘disgusting human being’
Many are also calling for Latham’s resignation.
Mark Latham is unfit to serve as an MP and should resign. That is not a partisan view, it is the only acceptable consequence of his consciously chosen actions.
“There is no place in the public service for someone to express destructive bigotry as he did today,” said a spokesman for Marque Lawyers.
“Latham should resign from whatever public office he holds,” explained Craig Wallace, chief policy officer at Advocacy for Inclusion.
It comes as Greenwich assured followers he was doing well in the fallout from the vicious and ‘homophobic’ attack while Latham went into hiding.
“For those wondering how I’m doing after Latham’s homophobic attacks today, I’m fine,” the MP wrote on Twitter on Thursday night.
“I’m more motivated than ever to implement LGBTIQA+ reforms that are long overdue…and I have the hottest husband.”
On Friday, the MP told ABC News Breakfast that the “hurtful” tweets had motivated him to end discrimination against NSW’s LGBTIQA community.
It’s never easy being the target of a homophobic attack. Unfortunately it’s nothing new for me. However, I am very happy and very lucky to have the support of a wonderful family, husband, electorate, friends and community,” he said.
Greenwich said he had not received a personal apology from Hanson or Latham, but did not need their support or “empty words”.
“She’s someone who caters to the LGBT community when she wants to,” he said.
“She’s clearly embarrassed by the content of what Mark Latham tweeted, but the work she’s done in our Senate to target the trans community is pretty brutal.”
Ms Hanson posted a scathing video to Facebook on Thursday evening making it clear that her party did not ‘approve’ of her colleague’s comments
Meanwhile, Latham has bunkered down on the widespread public outcry despite being called upon to apologize for the tweet.
Pauline Hanson posted a scathing video to Facebook on Thursday evening making it clear that her party did not “approve” of her colleague’s “disgusting” comments.
‘I’ve actually tried to call Mark a few times, but to no avail. And I obviously texted him telling him my opinion,” she said.
“I asked him to apologize to the people. I’ll leave it at that. It’s now up to Mark to answer to the people.’
Latham (pictured at a One Nation event earlier this month) has bunked into the public outcry, despite receiving dozens of calls to make a public apology
The saga began last week after up to 500 “Christian Lives Matter” protesters clashed with a small group of LGBTQIA protesters outside St Michaels Church in Belfield, southwest Sydney, while Latham was delivering a speech.
The activists claimed that Christian Lives Matter supporters threw stones and bottles at them. Police said the large crowd also threw glass bottles at officers, with one officer being taken to Canterbury Hospital with cuts to his hand.
The terrifying clash was caught on film, showing the Christian group taunting the activists.
At one point, a man was seen throwing a punch into the crowd, only to hit the back of a woman’s head.
She was then heard screaming and crying as a friend put his arm around her.
Latham later revealed that police warned him not to speak that night.
Independent MP Alex Greenwich took the high road on Thursday night (pictured with husband Victor Hoeld attended Capella Sydney’s official opening night on March 30, 2023 in Sydney)
Ms Hanson (pictured with Mr Latham in 2018) said she couldn’t get a hold of her colleague in lieu of his ‘disgusting’ tweets and demanded he apologise.
“By not giving my speech, going straight home, the transgender protesters would have been able to cancel my freedom of speech and democratic rights as an election candidate, things that are sacred to me and that I’ve been doing for 35 years in elections, local, federal and state,” he said at the time.
“I did not see what happened on the front street, but I would like to sincerely wish the injured and thank the police officers involved for their work. No one should take the law into their own hands. Violence at political events is wrong.’
The tweet from the One Nation state leader has been criticized by a range of high-profile political figures.
NSW Labor upper house chief Penny Sharpe said she was “physically ill” from the now-deleted tweet.
Homophobia is always unacceptable and there is never an excuse. Mr Latham must immediately apologize to Alex Greenwich,” she said.
The war of words between the two politicians was sparked by a violent clash between ‘Christian’ Lives Matter’ and LGBTQI protesters outside a church where Latham was speaking
Twitter users, including conservative commentator and former commando Heston Russell, also condemned Latham.
“You can’t be serious – this is absolutely pathetic @realmarklatham – true character is shown during crisis and success mate, and you have failed miserably,” Russell wrote.
Veteran 10 News reporter Hugh Riminton tweeted, “Extraordinary. This is One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham today referring to another elected politician who happens to be gay.”
Alex Greenwich declined to comment on Latham’s tweet when approached by Daily Mail Australia. Latham has been contacted for comment.