Glamorous aspiring politicians’ racist tirades against indigenous people are revealed ahead of the election – while she ramblingly apologizes
- Council candidate had to apologize after old reports surfaced online
- Jane Agirtan is running in local elections in Kingston, East Melbourne
- When she announced her bid to run the 2014-2018 memes, they were posted
- She apologized, saying they do not reflect her current beliefs and views
An aspiring city councilor has been forced to apologize after sharing racist memes poking fun at Indigenous Australians.
Jane Agirtan, who is a candidate for Kingson Council in southeast Melbourne, said she posted the Facebook posts while she was going through a ‘very personal time’.
The old Facebook posts resurfaced after she launched her municipal election campaign in October.
Aspiring councilor for Kingston in southeast Melbourne, Jane Agirtan, was forced to apologize after the offensive Facebook posts were made public
Ms. Agirtan shared memes targeting Indigenous Australians, same-sex parents and international students on her personal page between 2014 and 2018
Ms. Agirtan shared memes about Indigenous Australians, same-sex parents and international students between 2014 and 2018 on her personal page.
One meme featured a photo of an indigenous elder with the caption, “Spends all his money on gas, doesn’t have a car.”
Ms. Agirtan made another comment in Russian, saying that in her ‘ideal world, Aboriginal people would live the same way without housing, gasoline, VB and benefits and doctors flying in helicopter reservation’.
She also said same-sex parents denied children the right to know their biological parents.
The future councilor offered a desperate apology to the Herald Sun and confirmed that the content had been removed.
“I unreservedly apologize for the Facebook posts and memes in question, which I believe have been deleted,” she said.
Ms. Agirtan said the reports are inconsistent with her current views and that she was going through a ‘difficult personal situation’ at the time.
The prospective councilor offered a desperate apology and confirmed that the contents had been removed
The posts resurfaced after she launched her municipal election campaign in October
“I apologize to anyone who may have been offended,” she said.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said members of the local community were “deeply hurt” after seeing the reports.
Ms. Oxley said the comments were “divisive and disturbing” and “insightful hatred of the groups,” with such behavior “having no place in the Kingston community.”
“I want to assure members in our community who may have been deeply hurt by these comments that these are not the views of our community,” she said.