Here’s A Deeply Weird Video Of Captain Getup Rubbing Himself On A Poster Of Tony Abbott’s Rival
It's almost like conservatives have a massive problem with women trying to enter politics.
The election campaign has been underway for less than a week, and it’s already gone completely to shit. Case in point: the creators of Captain GetUp have come under fire after posting a video of the conservative mascot grinding up against a poster of Tony Abbott’s chief political rival, Zali Steggall.
Captain GetUp, in case you’ve been lucky enough to avoid him until now, is a truly bizarre fake spokesman/superhero for the activist organisation GetUp! who was actually created by Advance Australia, a conservative group who’ve made it their mission to get Abbott reelected. How having a weirdo in orange spandex running around the electorate is meant to be helpful isn’t really clear, but maybe I’m missing something.
captain GetUp is duff man for racists
— Jon Piccini 🥚 (@JonPiccini) April 9, 2019
Is Captain GetUp! Marvel or DC?
— best opinions haver (@derridalicious) April 14, 2019
is it normal to feel horny for captain getup
— Aus Gov Just Googled (@GovGoogles) April 9, 2019
Over the weekend, the Captain tweeted a video of himself dancing suggestively up against a poster of Steggall and Bill Shorten. The clip has since been deleted, but not before it could be re-shared by a number of social media users who were less than impressed.
— Matt Burke (@matttburke) April 14, 2019
I feel like the guys behind the Captain Get Up thing are the type of blokes whose idea of joy is explaining to women why a particular joke is funny
— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) April 10, 2019
Leadership at Advance Australia is sadly lacking – that they believe a video of a man pretending to grope a woman is not only humorous but funny enough to post to social media.
— Sleeping Giants Oz 📣 (@slpng_giants_oz) April 14, 2019
this is gross and weird https://t.co/zsIZHyyjWK
— Scott Ludlam (@Scottludlam) April 14, 2019
this is so gross. Who thinks this is a good idea to film? Are the people donating to this bizarre campaign happy with how their money is being spent – on this kind of rubbish? https://t.co/lw3NzKdmWE
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) April 14, 2019
damn, i’m old enough to remember when Captain Getup was just pathetic & obnoxious – sad to see he’s now a sex pest too
— jeremy poxon (@JeremyPoxon) April 14, 2019
Actual GetUp! national director Paul Oosting has called Advance Australia “group of rich white men on a campaign to make themselves richer”. So if nothing else, this whole stunt seems extremely on brand.
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