It’s tough being a white, middle-aged, heterosexual man if Treasurer Scott Morrison and Eddie McGuire are to be believed. This week they’ve both come forward to ostensibly claim victim status.
Yesterday, Morrison claimed that, as an opponent to marriage equality, he had experienced discrimination, telling Radio National: "People of very strong religious views, they have also been subject to quite dreadful hate speech and bigotry …I know it from personal experience, having been exposed to that sort of hatred and bigotry for the views I’ve taken.” He made the comments after Senator Penny Wong said in a speech that heterosexual politicians didn’t understand the discrimination faced by LGBTI Australians.
Next, Eddie McGuire told The Age that he feels "emotionally and physically flattened,” over the criticism he has copped for joking about drowning journalist Caroline Wilson while on radio.
Oh Eddie, oh Scott. Can you hear the tiny violins?
Needless to say, the internet has had a field day with what it's dubbed #Scomophobia. To which we say: quite right.