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“She tipped me over the edge”: Kochie defends behaviour on Sunrise after Pauline Hanson feud

“She tipped me over the edge”: Kochie defends behaviour on Sunrise after Pauline Hanson feud

Sunrise host David Koch has admitted he was “tipped over the edge” by Pauline Hanson’s comments on Sunrise about the Christchurch attacks.

He spoke to Kyle and Jackie O about the divisive words that have been used by Hanson and why he was so impacted by them.

“I went her, because [of] her words, and probably I'm a bit too passionate about this because I do work with Muslim youth workers in western Sydney.”

As Koch runs a youth centre in Macquarie Fields, he has seen the real-life ramifications that Muslim children experience due to politician’s comments.

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He told The Daily Mail:

“When politicians talk and they pit Australians against Muslims, and the scaremongering, these kids deal with it on the street.

“What happened in New Zealand really got to me. We're a society now that's becoming a bit dangerous.”

After the Sunrise segment aired, a petition with over 122,000 signatures was set up calling for him to be sacked for the way he handled the interview.

However, Kochie has no issues with the conversation.        

“Pauline's had worse in parliament, she's the leader of a political party.”

He also mentioned that politicians should be held more accountable for their words.

“Politicians don't understand the power of their words, particularly in an election campaign.”

“Australia, we are so compassionate, so understanding, and we're proud of it. We're the best multicultural nation in the world.”

Do you agree with Kochie’s words? Let us know in the comments.

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