Sunrise has been slammed after calling on Victoria’s Premier and Health Minister to do an interview with them.
Presenter David Koch sent a message to Daniel Andrews and Jenny Mikakos this morning, saying how each day they are refused their request for the pair to come on air.
“Each day we put in a request for the Victorian Premier and Health Minister to come on the show because we think it is important that we interview politicians directly to get the right information,” he told viewers.
“Each day we keep getting refused so to the Premier Daniel Andrews, and the Health Minister, the invitation is open every single day. We want to help, we want to get the message out and we really want to understand what is going on. So, come on.”
But people on social media were quick to react on Twitter after Sunrise shared a clip of Kochie’s statement.
Kochie and Pauline Hanson began trending on Twitter, after viewers pointed out that Sunrise gives Ms Hanson a platform.
“Your show is racist, trite rubbish,” one Twitter user responded.
“Daniel Andrews has better things to do than legitimise a program that gives Pauline Hanson a platform.”
People said it was no wonder Mr Andrews and Ms Mikakos did not want to appear on the morning program.
“The Health Ministers do their own daily briefing, they owe you nothing Kochie,” said another person.
Others said hats off to the pair for avoiding the show.
“It’s amazing that people don’t want to appear alongside Pauline Hanson, Katie Hopkins, Prue McSween and the regular bunch,” another man said.
“Will have to call in Sherlock Holmes for this mystery.”
Another man wrote, “That’s what happens when you have people like Pauline Hanson on all the time. You have no credibility.”
Back in 2016 Sunrise admitted to paying Ms Hanson for regular appearances in lead up to the election.
Ms Hanson has a long-running affiliation with the Seven network. In October, 2004, 10 months after announcing she would not return to politics, she was back in the spotlight on Seven’s first season of Dancing with the Stars.