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Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party mocked after ad uses the figure ‘fifty-five thousand million’

‘Is that even a number?’ Clive Palmer is mocked after one of his irritating TV ads uses the figure ‘fifty-five thousand million’

  • Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has been mocked online over a recent ad
  • NSW assistant director Suellen Wrightson uses figure ‘fifty-five thousand million’
  • Social media users were quick to correct her on the $55 billion she meant

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has received more public backlash over its irritating federal election ads.

The party has been mocked online over a recent political ad featuring NSW Assistant State Director Suellen Wrightson, who uses the figure ‘fifty-five thousand million’ when referring to the amount Labor and Liberal spent on NBN internet.

The humiliation continued this week when a Facebook group posted the snippet to give followers a laugh.

‘Who wrote the ads that Suellen Wrightson (pictured) appears in? They make her sound really stupid,’ one man tweeted this week

‘Is that even a number?’ the Facebook post read. 

People commenting on the post were quick to correct Ms Wrightson.

‘Maybe they want it to sound like more than $55 billion,’ one man commented.

Another added: ‘Finally someone who agrees this is not a number!’

United Australia Party's NSW assistant state director Suellen Wrightson (pictured) has been mocked on social media after appearance in a recent ad

United Australia Party’s NSW assistant state director Suellen Wrightson (pictured) has been mocked on social media after appearance in a recent ad

The mockery didn’t end there. 

‘Who wrote the ads that Suellen Wrightson appears in? They make her sound really stupid,’ one man tweeted this week.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the United Australia Party for comment. 

Ms Wrightson campaigned as a federal Senate candidate for the party in 2013 and served one term as a Cessnock councillor in the NSW Hunter Valley from 2012 until to 2015.

She was recently appointed as a NSW assistant state director by the party alongside Nicole Smeltz, the wife of retired A-League soccer star Shane.

United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer is no stranger to backlash over the recent ads

United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer is no stranger to backlash over the recent ads

Many people have since corrected Suellen Wrightson on the '55 thousand million' figure 

Many people have since corrected Suellen Wrightson on the ’55 thousand million’ figure 

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party has been mocked online over the recent ad

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has been mocked online over the recent ad

It’s not the first time in recent weeks Mr Palmer has been slammed over his party’s ads.

The frontman of US rock band Twisted Sister has accused Mr Palmer of using their catchy 1980s hit ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as the theme song for his television ads without their permission. 

‘He does not represent what I represent,’ Dee Snider told The Today Show last month.

‘I mean, the first line of the song is ‘we’ve got the right to choose’. That’s a big deal to me. I stand by freedom of choice for everybody and from what I discovered about his stance, he’s not pro-choice.’

US rock band Twisted Sister (pictured) has also slammed the party's ads

US rock band Twisted Sister (pictured) has also slammed the party’s ads

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