Here's Proof The Gold Logies Have Always Been A Symbol Of Diversity In Modern Australia
~It's the most, wonderful time~
The Logies - Australia's paramount awards ceremony for TV personalities - has been copping a bit of flack lately. Turns out not everyone is happy with the nomination of two TV hosts for the big gong: the Gold Logie.
Of the six nominated for "Best Personality On Australian TV" this year, SBS News presenter Lee Lin Chin and The Project's Waleed Aly, have been marked by some as being "not worthy". Can you guess why?
Many were quick to point out that maybe the issue with the nominees wasn't to do with their success. Perhaps.... something else? Like... the colour of their skin?
Japanese-Australian ABC News presenter Kumi Taguchi spoke out about the controversy on her Facebook page.
"From where I sit, Waleed Aly's and Lee Lin Chin's nominations simply echo their rise and popularity in an increasingly diverse media world. I enjoy their work. I've enjoyed watching them cross over a threshold of traditional opinions and presentation, and take new viewers into new spaces," she wrote.
"But when people feel threatened they say crappy things, so I thought I'd take a look at the past 20 years of Gold Logie winners to see if there was any trend. There is one. And it doesn't take much to see it."