Awkward moment Amanda Vanstone calls Indigenous educator and Young Australian of the Year nominee ‘f*** wit’ on hotline
- Amanda Vanstone hosts Counterpoint on Radio National
- She interviewed Corey Tutt, founder of DeadlyScience
- Ms Vanstone denigrated the way Mr Tutt spoke
Federal politician-turned-ABC radio host Amanda Vanstone was caught calling a guest a “fucked up mind” while still on the phone after a pre-recorded interview.
The former Liberal Minister of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs had just spoken with Indigenous educator and author Corey Tutt on his show Counterpoint on Wednesday when she made the comment.
Mr Tutt is the founder of DeadlyScience, which provides educational resources to remote communities, and was named the 2020 Young Australian of the Year in New South Wales.
Last year he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to Indigenous education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Federal politician-turned-ABC radio host Amanda Vanstone (above) was caught calling a guest a ‘fucking wit’ while still on the phone after a pre-recorded interview
Ms Vanstone’s guest, Corey Tutt, is the founder of DeadlyScience, which provides educational resources to remote communities, and was named New South Wales’ 2020 Young Australian of the Year.
After Ms Vanstone finished interviewing Mr Tutt and he stayed on the line waiting to speak to a producer, the Radio National presenter denigrated the way he spoke.
Mr. Tutt said The Guardian AustraliaIn the Weekly Beast column, he heard Ms Vanstone say her interview should be edited so it doesn’t sound like such a ‘f*** wit’.
“And you know, even as Young Australian of the Year, as an OAM, as an associate professor, I’m still dealing with this shit,” he said. “No matter what I do, I always get through it.”
“I was interviewed by many radio hosts: people from the right and the extreme left, the whole spectrum.
“But nobody ever criticized my way of speaking. Because I’m very real and I don’t have to be a politician. I don’t need to manufacture what I do because I live and breathe it every day.
Ms Vanstone called Mr Tutt to apologize after Mr Tutt told his producer he heard every word she said.
The former ambassador to Italy told the Guardian: “I apologized to Corey for what I said and would not like to comment publicly at the risk of causing him further harm.”
A spokeswoman for the national broadcaster said Ms Vanstone’s conduct was unacceptable to ABC.
“After a pre-recorded segment with a guest on her program, ABC RN anchor Amanda Vanstone made hurtful remarks about the guest’s performance, unaware that the guest was still online,” he said. she declared.
“His conduct was not of a standard acceptable to the CBA.
“Amanda Vanstone immediately apologized to the guest and ABC also apologized. Amanda was advised by her managers.
Mr Tutt asked that his interview with Ms Vanstone not be broadcast.