EXCLUSIVE: Christian Wilkins says he’d rather be called a ‘f*g’ or a ‘p**f’ than trolls mock people with disabilities – after bully’s disgusting excuse about his Derby Day outfit
Christian Wilkins has spoken out after a social media troll called him “an attention-seeking r****d” while criticizing his outfit at Penfold’s Derby Day on Saturday.
The 27-year-old model and influencer told Daily Mail Australia during the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday that he would rather be called a ‘f*g’ than have trolls ridicule people with disabilities.
‘My oldest brother has Down syndrome and I just don’t think people should use it [that word],’ he said.
Christian Wilkins said he’d rather be called a ‘f*g or ap**f’ than have trolls ridicule people with disabilities – after bully made disgusting comments about his Derby Day outfit: ‘My oldest brother has syndrome down’
“If people want to attack me, I’d rather be called af*g, frankly. At least that’s me and my community and I can defend it.’
He continued, “I know that, speaking on behalf of my brother, he doesn’t necessarily have the ability to articulate.”
A cyber bully called Christian “an attention-seeking r****d” on social media last weekend when he declined his show-stopping fashion statement at Saturday’s Penfolds Derby Day.
Christian responded by sharing the cruel meme on his Instagram Stories and adding a few harsh words of his own, telling the troll that he found the term — a slur aimed at the disabled — objectionable.
‘My oldest brother has Down syndrome and I just don’t think people should use it [that word]’ he told Daily Mail Australia
“Honestly think what you want,” Christian told the troll in his post next to the screenshot.
“But as a sibling of someone with a disability, I find this term extremely hurtful.”
Christian, who has four siblings, is the son of Richard Wilkins, one of Channel Nine’s longest-serving presenters.
It comes after a cyberbully called Christian ‘an attention seeking r****d’ as he criticized his show-stopping fashion statement at Penfold’s Derby Day on Saturday
Richard’s eldest son, Adam, who is 47, has Down syndrome.
With a photo of Wilkins in his outfit, the troll mocked his Derby Day outfit as if it were a Halloween costume.
Creating a false ‘ad’ for the look, with the captions ‘scotch tape’, ‘chicken fillets’ and ‘Richard Wilkins’ check mark of approval’.
The cyberbully mocked his Derby Day outfit like it was a Halloween costume