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Victorian Labor Facebook featuring Kimberley Kitching and Kristina Keneally branded tasteless

‘Disgusting’ and ‘tasteless’ ALP election ad features Senator who died suddenly after suffering at hands of ‘mean girls’ Labor colleagues

  • Victorian Labor blasted after making ‘tasteless’ Facebook post on Friday
  • Photo featured Kimberley Kitching and her ‘mean girl’ bully Kristina Keneally
  • Social media users were outraged and said post disrespectful and disgusting

Labor has been blasted after making a Facebook post featuring Kimberley Kitching and one of her alleged ‘mean girls’ bullies, Kristina Keneally. 

Victorian Labor took to its social media page on Friday to post a photo of Opposition leader Anthony Albanese posing in front of a group of women MPs. 

Senator Kitching was spotted among the crowd and smiling just metres away from Ms Keneally, who is one of the three ‘mean girls’ accused of bullying the late MP.

‘Here’s how you can help beat Morrison’, the caption read.

Labor has been blasted after making a Facebook post featuring Kimberley Kitching (behind Anthony Albanese) and one of her alleged ‘mean girls’ bullies Kristina Keneally (centre)

Labor has resisted intense pressure to launch an independent inquiry into the alleged bullying of senator Kitching before her fatal heart attack at the age of 52 on March 10

Labor has resisted intense pressure to launch an independent inquiry into the alleged bullying of senator Kitching before her fatal heart attack at the age of 52 on March 10

The photo sparked outrage among social media users who were quick to label it ‘disgusting’ and ‘tasteless’.

‘Disgusting Labor filth. Why post a photo containing poor Kimberley Kitching? You low life’s have no morals,’ one wrote. 

‘This photo is not the current ALP,’ another wrote. 

The post has since been taken down from the Facebook page. 

Labor has resisted intense pressure to launch an independent inquiry into the alleged bullying of senator Kitching before her fatal heart attack at the age of 52 on March 10.

Senator Kitching’s friends claim she was being bullied by senior Labor senators Ms Keneally, Penny Wong and Katy Gallagher, which they deny.

Senator Kitching had dubbed the trio ‘mean girls’ in reports on the bullying claims, close friends said.

Senator Kitching's friends claim she was being bullied by senior Labor senators Ms Keneally, Penny Wong and Katy Gallagher, which they deny

Senator Kitching’s friends claim she was being bullied by senior Labor senators Ms Keneally, Penny Wong and Katy Gallagher, which they deny 

Ms Keneally (pictured) is one of the three 'mean girls' accused of bullying senator Kitching

Ms Keneally (pictured) is one of the three ‘mean girls’ accused of bullying senator Kitching 

Mr Albanese said it was tragic Senator Kitching had passed at such a young age when she still had so much to contribute.

‘Kimberley was passionate about the cause of Labor, passionate about international affairs, passionate about democracy, and protecting our way of life,’ he said.

‘The truth is we didn’t always agree on every issue, but no one expects that in something as broad as the Australian Labor Party.’

Labor will establish an internal party award – the Kimberley Kitching Human Rights Award – for an ALP member who follows Senator Kitching’s legacy of human rights advocacy.

‘(Kimberley) was strong, she was smart, she was vivacious, and she was always the life of any room that she was in,’ Mr Albanese said.

Daily Mail Australia contacted Victorian Labor for comment. 

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