Tim Minchin says 'yes' to equality with song for pollies

Tim Minchin says 'yes' to equality with song for pollies

Tim Minchin parodies classic Aussie track as marriage debate rages

In the wake of an extraordinarily demoralising and baffling week of Australian politics, Tim Minchin's released a song dedicated celebrating marriage equality and slamming the government's proposed postal plebiscite.

In just three hours it has been liked more than 17,000 times and shared to more than 22,000 people.

They think we're kind, fun and amusing; tall, tanned and toned; and a little bit racist and a little bit homophobic.

"It's bad enough these polly arseholes pass discriminatory laws, now we're forced to dance the plebiscite jig".

The Los Angeles-based entertainer also looked at the "upside" of the plebiscite by offering: 'At least we'll know how many Aussies are bigoted c**ts. Then Carrie can marry Sally, Ben can bum Tone in the marriage bed in their Aussie home.

This morning, Minchin published "a heartfelt song to my homeland, recorded last night on my iPhone".

"Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't home...aphobic".

After the song has ended, Minchin implores Australians to counter the "horrid" plebiscite and "drown the mofos in "yes" votes". Polls show that Aussies are overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality.

With polls showing most Australian's support marriage equality, the Government has nevertheless chose to proceed with a postal vote plebiscite to determine whether a marriage equality bill will be presented to parliament.

"Not that it should matter, it's not f--ing X-Factor".

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