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Former Australian MP Ross Cameron Stumbles Through Apology Over Anti-Gay Speech

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“That was the worst apology I’ve ever heard.”

While the American media is fumbling for how to deal with the aggressive ignorance of a Trump administration, Australian journalists are not holding back when putting anti-queer politicians in their place.

Former Australian MP Ross Cameron recently talked with Sky News's Janine Perrett about remarks he made at a recent fundraising dinner. He made jokes about reporters from the Sydney Morning Herald, who were in attendance, as working for the "Sydney Morning Homosexual."

And he seemingly praised gays as always being "associated with the creative class," listing off several ancient figures. Like Roman emperor Hadrian, who famously built a wall in northern England and his love affair with a young Greek man who fell off a barge and drowned--an event Cameron explained by saying "they were probably snorting coke at the time."

"If the reporting of these comments has caused someone to feel a greater sense of isolation over their sexual attraction, then I very sincerely apologize," Cameron said.

Perrett fired back. "That was the worst apology I've ever heard," she said. "So if the comments weren't reported, then you wouldn't have apologized?"

The back-and-forth is honestly pretty hilarious, as Cameron is forced to jump back and forth from one defensive tactic to another. CNN, you may want to tune in, because this is how you keep politicians on edge.

Watch the full video at the Sydney Morning Herald here.

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