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‘PC gone mad’: Senator calls out GoFundMe after Israel Folau’s campaign shut down

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A Liberal Senator has called out the ‘hypocrisy’ of GoFundMe after they took down Israel Folau’s campaign to raise money for his legal fight against Rugby Australia.

Folau launched the campaign after he was stood down by Rugby Australia over homophobic comments he made on his Instagram.

GoFundMe has now removed the campaign and returned the $750,000 that had already been donated, saying it violated their terms of service by promoting discrimination.

But Liberal Senator Eric Abetz tells Ben Fordham their stance is completely hypocritical.

“This closing down of the Folau fund shows PC [political correctness] gone absolutely mad.

“The justification is that they are claiming that they’re being inclusive whilst they are excluding people. They claim that they are being tolerant whilst they are discriminating against people.

“The hypocrisy and doublespeak is there for everyone to see.”

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Israel Folau has since responded to his campaign being shut down, stating the attacks on him have only “hardened his resolve”.

Full statement below

Ben Fordham
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