Mark Latham’s ‘appalling’ tweet directed at a rival he called a ‘disgusting human being’ – and it shocked the political world
- Mark Latham shared a vile homophobic tweet
- Representative Alex Greenwich called him a “disgusting human being”.
Mark Latham has deleted a ‘vile’ tweet he sent to a gay MP who criticized the NSW One Nation leader as a ‘disgusting human being’.
Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has criticized Latham after Christian Lives Matter and LGBTIQI protesters violently clashed outside St Michaels Church in Belfield, in Sydney’s southwest, where he was speaking.
Three men were arrested over alleged attacks on Community Action for Rainbow Rights protesters that evening.
“Mark Latham is a disgusting human being and people considering voting for One Nation need to realize that they are voting for an extremely hateful and dangerous individual who risks doing a great deal of harm to our state,” Greenwich told a news conference. .
The statement was then posted on Twitter, to which Latham replied at 10.13am on Thursday: ‘Disgusting? How does it compare to sticking a d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it up with an s***? ‘
One State Senator Mark Latham (pictured) wrote a homophobic tweet after Independent Representative Alex Greenwich called him a “nasty human being”
Latham wrote: “Nasty? How does it compare to sticking a d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it up with an s***? ‘
Many Twitter users criticized the One Nation leader’s comment including conservative commentator and former commando Heston Russell.
‘You can’t be serious – that’s absolutely pathetic,’ Russell wrote @realmarklatham – the real character is shown during crisis and fellow success, and it fails miserably.
‘is this real?’ another Twitter user asked.
The tweet was deleted about an hour later.
Alex Greenwich declined to comment on Latham’s tweet when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
Latham has been contacted for comment.
The One Nation leader was responding to comments from Independent MP Alex Greenwich (pictured), who urged potential Latham supporters to “realise that they are voting for someone who is very dangerous and hateful.”
Former commando Heston Russell was one of many people to blame Latham for the vile tweet.
Up to 500 “Christian” protesters clashed violently with LGBT activists after the latter group arrived at St Michaels Church to protest Latham’s speech, claiming it was “anti-trans”.
The activists alleged that Christians of Matter had thrown stones and bottles at them.
Police said the large crowd also threw glass bottles at the officers. One of the policemen was taken to Canterbury Hospital with injuries to his hand.
The horrific clash was captured on film and showed the Christian group shouting insults at the activists.
At one point, a man is seen throwing a punch into the crowd, only for it to connect to the back of a woman’s head.
Then screaming and crying is heard as a friend wraps his arm around her.
The war of words between the politicians was sparked by a violent clash between “Christian ‘Life Matter’ protesters and gay protesters outside the church where Latham was speaking.”
Latham addressed the juvenile the same night and said the police had advised him not to speak.
If I hadn’t made my speech, going straight home would have allowed transgender protesters to negate free speech and democratic rights as an electoral candidate, things that are sacred to me and have been running for 35 years running in local and federal elections. and state’.
I did not see what happened on the front street, but I sincerely convey my best wishes to the injured and thank the police officers involved for their work. No one should take the law into their own hands. Violence in political events is wrong.
Latham stressed that he did not organize the event but had been invited to speak.