So Why Is ‘Cory Bernardi Wank Puffin’ Trending?

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Wondering why Cory Bernardi Wank Puffin is trending on social media? So were we.

Here’s the explanation via¬†mashable:

Cory Bernardi Wank Puffin


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Who is Cory Bernardi and why are people calling him a wank puffin?

Bernardi has been a vocal opponent to the Safe Schools Coalition, a program aimed to help promote the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex students.

The senator has called on the government to withdraw funding for the program, on the basis that it was “indoctrinating¬†children into a Marxist agenda of cultural relativism,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The pressure from right-wing politicians has since sparked an independent review of the program by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, looking into whether the program is age-appropriate.

Supporters of the Safe Schools coalition are furious the government has succumbed to coercion by conservative politicians. On Wednesday, leader of the opposition Labor party Bill Shorten even labelled Bernardi “a homophobe” as he walked behind Shorten during a press conference.

Formal declaration of new Senators, L-R Cory Bernardi Lib. Penny Wong ALP, Sarah Hanson-Young Greens and Bob Day AO Family First.

The #CoryBernardiWankPuffin hashtag on Twitter, that’s symptomatic of the frustration some Australians have towards the treatment of LGBT kids in the the country by its government

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