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Rapper 360 Slammed After Suggesting Australian Flag Is Racist

"The Australian flag, to me...I identify that with racism."

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Appearing on ABC's Q and A, Australian rapper 360 (aka Matt Colwell) was asked about the current cultural climate in Australia.

ABC / Via youtube.com
ABC / Via youtube.com

When asked by host Tony Jones to expand, Colwell went on to explain the growing atmosphere on Australia Day.

ABC / Via youtube.com
ABC / Via youtube.com

Unsurprisingly, his comments sparked a torrent of abuse over social media.

360 should do a 180 and get the feck off the show for that flag comment !! #qanda

Michael Johnstone@blueskyrider1Follow

360 should do a 180 and get the feck off the show for that flag comment !! #qanda

10:15 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But also a fair amount of praise and encouragement.

Rapper 360 you just stole my heart about your views on the Australian flag #qanda

Nathan Appo@Elusive_SausageFollow

Rapper 360 you just stole my heart about your views on the Australian flag #qanda

11:05 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#qanda Rapper 360 is so right Australia Day is a day now for drunks wearing the flag and yelling really is disrespectful to Australia..

Maureen Walton@maureen_waltonFollow

#qanda Rapper 360 is so right Australia Day is a day now for drunks wearing the flag and yelling really is disrespectful to Australia..

10:16 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This morning, Colwell further addressed the issue on his Facebook page.

You can watch everything Colwell had to say here:

View this video on YouTube

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