The ‘appalling’ Mark Latham tweet directed at a rival who called him a ‘disgusting human being’ – and it’s shocked the political world
- Mark Latham has shared a vile homophobic tweet
- MP Alex Greenwich called him a ‘disgusting human being’
Mark Latham has deleted a ‘vile’ tweet he sent a gay MP who had slammed the NSW One Nation leader as a ‘disgusting human being’.
Alex Greenwich, the member for Sydney, blasted Latham after ‘Christian Lives Matter’ and LGBTQI protesters violently clashed outside St Michaels Church in Belfield, in Sydney’s south-west, where he was speaking.
Three men were arrested over alleged attacks on demonstrators from the Community Action for Rainbow Rights group that evening.
‘Mark Latham is a disgusting human being and people who are considering voting for One Nation need to realise they are voting for an extremely hateful and dangerous individual who risks causing a great deal of damage to our state,’ Mr Greenwich said at a press conference.
The statement was then posted on Twitter, with Latham responding at 10.13am on Thursday: ‘Disgusting? How does that compare with sticking your d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it with s***?’
One Nation leader Mark Latham (pictured) has written a homophobic tweet after independent MP Alex Greenwich called him a ‘disgusting human being’
Latham wrote: ‘Disgusting? How does that compare with sticking your d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it with s***?’
The One Nation leader’s comment was slammed by several twitter users including conservative commentator and former commando Heston Russell.
‘You cannot be serious – this is absolutely pathetic @realmarklatham – the true character is displayed during crisis and success mate, and you have failed miserably,’ Mr Russell wrote.
‘Is this real?’ asked another Twitter user.
The tweet was deleted after about an hour.
Alex Greenwich declined to comment on Latham’s tweet when approached 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 supporters of Latham to ‘realise they are voting for an extremely hateful and dangerous individual’
Former commando Heston Russell was one of several people who lambasted Latham over the vile tweet
As many as 500 ‘Christian’ protesters violently clashed with LGBTQ activists after the latter group arrived St Michaels Church to protest against Latham’s speech, claiming it was ‘anti-trans’.
The activists claimed the ‘Christian Lives Matter’ followers threw rocks and bottles at them.
Police said the large crowd were also hurling glass bottles at officers, with one constable taken to the Canterbury Hospital with cuts to his hand.
The terrifying clash was captured on film and showed the Christian group shouting abuse at the activists.
At one stage, a man is seen throwing a punch into the crowd, only for it to connect with the back of a woman’s head.
She is then heard screaming and crying as a friend wraps his arm around her.
The war of words between the two politicians were sparked by a violent clash between ‘Christian’ Lives Matter’ and LGBTQI protesters outside a church where Latham was speaking
Latham addressed the event on the same night and said police had advised him not to speak.
‘To not give my speech, to go straight home would have allowed the transgender protesters to cancel my free speech and democratic rights as an election candidate, things that are sacred to me and have been for 35 years in running for elections, local, Federal and State,’ he tweeted.
‘I didn’t see what happened on the front street, but I sincerely convey my best wishes to those injured and thank the police officers involved for their work. No one should take the law into their own hands. Violence at political events is wrong.’
Latham stressed he didn’t organise the event but was invited to speak.