Kerri-Anne Kennerley Went On An Unhinged Rant About Bill Shorten And “Gender Confused” Kids
"If Bill Shorten gets in it is the end of life as we know it."
Studio 10 host and number one R. Kelly fan Kerri-Anne Kennerley has gone on a massive, unhinged tirade against the Labor party, insisting that Bill Shorten winning the election would be “the end of life as we know it” while also stoking fears about “gender confused” children.
Kennerley launched her rant on the Channel 10 breakfast show yesterday morning, singling out a number of Labor policies she had issues with, as well as others she just seemed to… make up?
“Labor government, spend spend spend,” Kennerley thundered. “Taking money retrospectively, as they will do, [with] franking credits, I had to google that. Franking credits, this is the way [for] self-funded retirees not to leach off the government pension. They look after themselves. They’ve got that plan. He’s going to rip that off them.”
Kennerley also said that Labor’s policy on negative gearing meant people’s rent would go up, and that their plan to invest money in cancer treatment was “all smoke and mirrors”.
“Anybody who believes they’re going to be better off if Shorten and the Greens get in is under some whoopee-do cloud,” she said.
“I’d like to speak to the manager” pic.twitter.com/0Il5EVMvwr
— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) May 15, 2019
But the thing that seemed to really upset Kennerley was Labor’s proposed National Gender Centre, which the party says would provide support for transgender Australians.
“One thing I’m seriously outraged about, the millions and millions they will spend on a Gender Commission,” said Kennerley. “These kids who [are] out there who are gender confused, and there’s a percentage of people out there gender confused, they will put up this Commission and we, like Tasmania, will have a child and it won’t be male or female, it will be gender-free. That’ll be national.”
“Also, if your child is confused, the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent,” Kennerley continued. “That child will go, ‘I want to be either a boy or girl, please give me whatever I need’ and you as a parent will have no choice. That’s the gender commission. We are flattening out our society. Put money into kids who need the help, but don’t screw around with the other 95 percent who are doing okay.”
Just in case it flies under the radar I’d like to point that Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s disgust about ‘gender confused’ children [sic] is extremely misinformed and transphobic 👎https://t.co/sXhlkABQb7
— Joshua Badge (@joshuabadge) May 15, 2019
What Kennerley appears to be talking about here is the fact that Tasmania recently passed legislation making it optional to include gender on birth certificates. Contrary to what Kennerley said, Shorten has not announced plans to roll out the policy nationally (and even if he wanted to, it would need to be decided by the state governments).
There’s also been no indication that Labor wants to take rights away from parents, although it is a common refrain you hear from pearl-clutching conservatives.
Anyway, you can watch the entire rant below.
In case you missed this morning’s explosive episode of Studio 10, here’s Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s extraordinary take:
— Ti Butler 💎 (@tibutler) May 15, 2019
Oops. Sorry. Okay, here it is for real this time.
"If Bill Shorten gets in, a plague of locusts will be unleashed upon the land!" – Kerri-Anne Kennerley, probably pic.twitter.com/lVXXjR5qxh
— Tom Clift (@tom_clift) May 15, 2019