Yassmin Is Back In Australia And She Has Absolutely Stopped Giving A Shit
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is back in Australia for the first time since she moved to London following her infamous ANZAC Day Facebook post. In her first interview back, she made it clear that she has “no shits left to give”.
Yassmin moved to London earlier this year following the backlash to her Anzac Day Facebook post, which read “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …).” She quickly deleted the post and apologised for the inappropriate timing, but by then it was too late.
The Muslim activist was hounded by the press for weeks, especially The Australian, in an experience she now describes as “traumatic”.
Asked on The Project last night if she misses Australia, Yassmin said her current relationship with her home country is like one with an abusive boyfriend.
“You love a lot of things about them, but they hurt you deep,” she said. “So what do you do? What do you tell people? Do you tell them about the great times you had. How grateful you were for all of the good stuff or tell them they traumatised you in a way that you will never be the same for?”
But it looks like Yassmin has come through her experience with a new attitude towards her tormenters — namely that she 100% does not give a fuck about them any more.
“I am in a place where I am like, they took everything away from me. I am now someone with nothing left to lose and that is kind of amazing. It means I can say what I want,” she said. “I think the nice version of it is, [I’ve got] no shits left to give.”
She also explained (again) what she was thinking when she posted the Anzac Day Facebook status, and why she posted a similar sentiment on Remembrance Day earlier this month.
— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) November 11, 2017
“Let us not forget that right now there are over 400 men on our watch — our money — in what is being called by international agencies a ‘man-made humanitarian crisis’.”
Watch The Whole Interview Below
— The Project (@theprojecttv) November 22, 2017