“He wiped his a ** e with it”: Miguel Maestre SLAMS Tom Gleeson for his notorious Gold Logie campaign and says Amanda Keller is unlikely to go this year
Tom Gleeson won the Gold Logie 2019 after a campaign that mocked the candidates who had sincerely campaigned for the prize.
During his long, eight-minute acceptance speech, the 45-year-old said his win was a win for “taking the p ** s” and “not giving.”
And during the episode of I’m A Celebrity on Wednesday evening, Miguel Maestre defended the nominated and close friend Amanda Keller, who found his speech disturbing.
‘He wiped his a ** e with it’: Miguel Maestre (photo), 40, SLAMMED Tom Gleeson for his notorious Gold Logie campaign in the episode of I’m A Celebrity on Wednesday evening
“I think Amanda deserved that golden accommodation,” said the 40-year-old chef in the jungle.
After my colleague Myf Warhurst suggested that she could be nominated this year, Miguel replied: “I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she will even go.”
Miguel addressed Tom’s attitude about ‘taking the p ** s’ with the price in one piece to the camera.
Advice: “I think Amanda Keller deserved that Golden Logie,” said the chef in the jungle. Miguel went on to say that although there were some who “work hard every day” to win such a prize, Tom wiped it off with it
“I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think people on TV should be fine to win a prize if they’ve worked in the profession all their lives.”
He went on to say that although there are some who “work hard every day” to win such a prize, Tom has wiped out his a ** e.
Tom was criticized after the release of various “attack advertisements” on Twitter aimed at fellow Gold Logie nominees Amanda, Sam Mac, Waleed Aly, Eve Morey, Rodger Corser and Costa Georgiadis.
Not interested? After my colleague Myf Warhurst suggested that Amanda (photo) be nominated this year, Miguel replied: “I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she will even go”
And during his Gold Logie acceptance speech, he said to the public: “There is a lot of concern that I am turning this prize into a joke. But what you forget is that I am a comedian. I like jokes. This prize is a joke for me, but I love jokes. I really enjoy it. I really think we should all lighten up the story. “
He concluded: “I want to regard this as a victory for comedy. And take the p ** s and not give s ** t. I see it as a victory for comedy because comedy is very important to me. “
The following month Amanda admitted on her WSFM radio show that she found Tom’s speech disturbing.
“He is a comedian and I understand what he did, that tried to undermine the result and good luck for him, he did it. That’s how it goes. I have no problem with that at all, “said the 57-year-old Jonesy & Amanda.
“But I think in his speech when he said,” Everyone who works on television, if you want to win this, you’re a wanker, “that upset me so much.”
Amanda continued: “[I have] no problem with Tom, but it gave everyone permission to say, “Yes, you are completely yourself, this is all a big joke”. And it wasn’t a joke for me.
“I don’t know why we are ashamed of television to be proud of our work.”