Australian comic Fiona O’Loughlin is catching a ton of shit from viewers who saw her on Aussie television quiz show Spicks and Specks because she made fun of the late Steve Irwin’s 11-year-old daughter, Bindi, who has become a TV personality herself. Irwin was killed in a stingray attack in 2006.
O’Loughlin called Bindi a “freak show,” and “creepy” and said she needed a slap. Check out the video below.
The Australian network that airs the show was immediately flooded with calls, calling the comedian tasteless and a bully, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
O’Loughlin was quick to defend herself: “It was part of some banter on a comedy panel show,” she said. “I’m a comedian and comedians make fun of people we know. I’ve said worse about myself.”
Listen. Bindi’s on television; her mother obviously condones putting her child in the public’s eye. Is it the most tasteful thing to make fun of a child. No. But it’s not like O’Loughlin went blue. People need to relax and stop trying to find things they can claim they’re outraged about so that they feel better about their own moral shortcomings.
And while we’re on the subject of Steve Irwin, check out Dave Attell’s take on the man after the jump.