Comedian Magda Szubanski has broken down as she emotionally plea to Australians who support same sex marriage to vote in the plebiscite.
Ms Szubanksi, who famously came out as ‘gay-gay-gay-gay-gay-gay a little bit not gay-gay-gay-gay’ on national television in 2012, shed tears on Today as she explained she did not want the plebiscite to ruin children’s lives.
‘I barely made it through my childhood and I don’t want it to happen to any of these kids,’ Ms Szubanksi said Tuesday morning.
Comedian Magda Szubanski (pictured) has broken down as she emotionally pled to Australians who support same sex marriage to vote in the plebiscite
Ms Szubanksi (pictured Tuesday morning) said she did not want plebiscite to ruin kid’s lives
The comedian (pictured) famously came out as ‘gay-gay-gay-gay-gay-gay a little bit not gay-gay-gay-gay’ on national television in 2012
‘They [the government] will send our children to war, they will kill our children without consulting us, they won’t protect them.
‘Please, when I think about my childhood and the vilification and the disgust that I was on the receiving end of, all I wanted to do was bring joy and what I gave back was Sharon Strzelecki, sorry, I’m so sorry.’
Ms Szubanksi took the opportunity to encourage the 70 per cent of Australians who support same sex marriage to simply stick a stamp on envelope and send it.
Previously opening up about wanting to end her life because of her struggles as a homosexual, the comic actor said the LGBTQI community would ‘survive’ the plebiscite because they all had each other’s backs.
‘It’s so unnecessary, so unnecessary, it’s the most unkind thing for no good reason,’ Ms Szubanksi said.
The comic, who has famously graced the screens in titles including Kath and Kim and Australian musical Bran Nue Dae, told hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson same sex marriage was a ‘wrong that can be made right so simply’.
‘I barely made it through my childhood and I don’t want it to happen to any of these kids,’ Ms Szubanksi said Tuesday morning
Ms Szubankski said same sex marriage was a ‘wrong that can be made right so simply’
Ms Szubankski shed some light last year on how she felt ‘a slight sadness’ watching younger people in the LGBTQI community could hold hands in public or ‘get married’, wishing she had the same opportunity, The Guardian reported.
The controversial plebiscite reportedly cost Australian tax payers $122 million and enrolling to vote closes on Thursday, August 24.
The voluntary plebiscite will allow Australians to have their say before November 25 on whether they believe same sex marriage should be legal.