The interim deputy of the leader of the Greens, Adam Bandt, caused outrage on social networks after describing how attractive his wife was.
The Melbourne-based federal politician found himself in the hot water after he posted a Facebook photo of himself posing with his five-year-old wife, Claudia Perkins, on a night of partying.
"With hot wife in Bangarra the opening night of 'Dark Emu'," Mr. Bandt posted Thursday night.
The couple attended a dance adaptation of Bruce Pascoe's award-winning book, Bangarra Dance Theater, at the Arts Center in Melbourne.
Adam Bandt has been criticized online for describing his wife Claudia as & # 39; & # 39; hot & # 39; & # 39; in this photo
Mr. Bandt received many comments similar to this one (in the photo) after he posted a photo of him and his wife on a night out last Thursday.
He has achieved a barrage of criticism on social networks since then.
"Women in the public eye are sufficiently sexually objectified and you are alienating your progressive support base by contributing to that, be more measured in your social media posts, this is not a public statement, it's a private statement," said one person.
Another added: "It seems that you are objectifying your wife for public consumption." Feel proud of her, call her adorable, intelligent or even beautiful, but why promote her in this way in public? Unworthy, disappointing.
Even the men were offended by the message.
& # 39; Your wife has a name? Is she only defined by her relationship with you and her perceived attractiveness? I thought we were better than this, "said one.
His wife has since defended his Facebook post, which saw a barrage of negative comments
Adam Bandt has been with his wife Claudia for 11 years. They are represented in 2016 with their eldest daughter Wren
The photo was also published on Instagram, but without the public's reaction.
Although Mr. Bandt has not yet made any public comment about it, his wife has intervened in the social media debate to defend it.
"It's okay, everyone, I'm completely fine with this publication! It was just a reference of how hot we are for each other, even after 11 years together," said the mother of two in the publication.
It is not the first time that Bandt describes his wife (on the right) as "attractive". on social networks
Other commentators could not see why it was so important.
"So many horrible people who pretend to be offended because they called their wife hot? People are growing," one person commented.
Another added: "Your wife is lovely and you have the right to express your love and attraction to her here or anywhere she chooses Women who are angry are only angry because they are jealous because they most likely do not have anyone in their lives that love them as you love her. "
Mr. Bandt also described his wife as & # 39; hot & # 39; in this photo posted on Instagram in March
It's not the first time that Bandt describes his wife as "appealing" & # 39; in social networks.
"When your hot wife takes you to birthday cocktails and you remember how much you've scored in full," he posted on Instagram earlier this year.
He made history when he became the first deputy of the Greens to be elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 2010.