- Karl Stefanovic made a bizarre attempt to improve the spirits of Cory Bernardi
- Amid a heated live debate, he lightened moods with gay anthem, I Will Survive
- ‘Go on now go, walk out the door’ potentially a discreet jab aimed at Mr Bernardi
Today host Karl Stefanovic has taken a dig at conservative MP and prominent ‘No’ campaigner Cory Bernardi ahead of the same-sex marriage survey results being released.
During a heated exchange between the conservative senator and marriage equality campaigner Alex Greenwich Wednesday morning, the presenter attempted to shift politically driven debate towards the boppy tune, I Will Survive.
With the same sex marriage vote count to be finalised later in the morning, Mr Bernardi was putting in a last ditch effort to argue his standpoint.
A heated exchange between Cory Bernardi (left) and marriage equality campaigner Alex Greenwich (right) turned comical when Karl Stefanovic initiated an ‘I Will Survive singalong’
He said along with death and taxes, himself voting against gay marriage could be added to the list of life’s certainties.
With a vote count indicating a resounding win for marriage equality, Mr Stefanovic questioned whether the senator would admit defeat if the result ends in ‘Yes’.
‘No mate you’ve always got to try and improve whatever legislation is going forward,’ he said.
As the conversation became increasing emotionally charged, a frustrated Mr Bernardi confirmed it was likely he would not be celebrating.
Mr Bernardi said along with death and taxes, himself voting against gay marriage could be added to the list of life’s certainties
Mr Stefanovic offered, ‘Is there any lightness there for you today? Any smiles? Can I improve your mood with a song perhaps?.’
‘That would be terrific, ‘ Mr Bernardi encouraged.
The host urged the ‘No’ voter to sing along, saying he was sure to be familiar with the pop ballad.
Iconic gay anthem I Will Survive begun playing, with lyrics ‘go on now go, walk out the door’ potentially a discreet jab aimed at Mr Bernardi.
Mr Stefanovic urged the ‘No’ voter to sing along, saying he was sure to be familiar with the pop ballad