“Maybe Have A Nap”: Alex The Astronaut Just Bodied Mark Latham Over Climate Change
"I’ve got a physics/ maths degree...I see you studied economics. Maybe you should go back and have a look at climate science."
Mark Latham has developed an entire brand around sooking on the internet — his last few years spent as a “political outsider” have mostly just seen him complain about cancel culture with precisely the lack of perspective and dogged misunderstanding of the big issues that he accuses the woke left of displaying.
Case in point? Yesterday, Latham, who rejects the scientific consensus on climate change, decided to take significant umbrage with a climate policy discussion hosted by Matt Kean and scored to the music of Alex the Astronaut for, uh some reason.
“You can’t make this stuff up,” Latham said, as though his outrage should speak for itself.
But it doesn’t. Public events have music. Alex The Astronaut is a popular musician. None of that seems so shocking? At all?
You can't make this stuff up:
On Thursday night at the Seymour Centre, Matt Kean and Shadow Minister for Surrender, Adam Searle, will present their new joint 100% renewables policy, set to the music of 'Alex The Astronaut', as organised by another airhead singer, Holly Rankin.
— Real Mark Latham (@RealMarkLatham) December 1, 2020
Anyway, within hours, Latham got a response — from Alex The Astronaut (real name Alexandra Lynn) herself.
“Hi Mark,” Lynn wrote. “Strange tweet, maybe have a nap … Hope you aren’t too worked up about this. That’d be a sad way to live.”
Hi Mark, strange tweet maybe have a nap, I’ve got a physics/ maths degree and holly’s studying law, I see you studied economics. Maybe you should go back and have a look at climate science. Scary stuff. Hope you aren’t too worked up about this. That’d be a sad way to live
— Alex the Astronaut (@AtheAstronaut) December 1, 2020
Brutal stuff, to be honest. And then, just to make it more brutal, Holly Rankin — AKA Jack River — the other musician that Latham had an issue with, also joined in. “We’d love to have you along Mark, but we don’t have the venue for 30+ hrs,” she replied.
We’d love to have you along Mark, but we don’t have the venue for 30+ hrs😂
— jack river (@jackrivermusic) December 1, 2020
I mean what is there more to say than you truly love to see it? You can check out more details about the panel here.