back to top

This Newspaper Error Sums Up The Diversity Problem In Traditional Media

"Brown people in the Australian media are apparently like Highlander: there can be only one."

Posted on

Comedian and Triple J radio host Nazeem Hussain woke up this morning to find he'd been announced as the new host of Channel 10's The Project. Wait... no... Waleed Aly.

Advertisement

ABC and SBS presenter Marc Fennell compared the situation for brown people in Australia's media to Highlander.

Brown people in the Australian media are apparently like Highlander: there can be only one.

Marc Fennell@marcfennellFollow

Brown people in the Australian media are apparently like Highlander: there can be only one.

8:36 AM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And friend of both men, Dave Hughes lamented the error in what is one of Australia's most prestigious newspapers.

@nazeem_hussain At least that's not the newspaper that claims the moral high ground. #godhelpusall

Dave Hughes@DHughesyFollow

@nazeem_hussain At least that's not the newspaper that claims the moral high ground. #godhelpusall

9:08 AM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But the best reaction was from ABC newsreader Jeremy Fernandez who pointed out he has been lumped into comparisons in the past.

@julesaly @nazeem_hussain To be fair, my daughter once pointed at a pic of Waleed & called him dad.

Jeremy Fernandez@JezNewsFollow

@julesaly @nazeem_hussain To be fair, my daughter once pointed at a pic of Waleed & called him dad.

8:49 AM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is the three men side-by-side.

Lord Finnigania 平大王@ThefinnigansFollow

The brotherhood of @JezNews @nazeem_hussain Waleed Aly

9:10 AM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

UPDATE 1500 AEST: Nazeem Hussain showed up at The Project for his new job.

Waleed getting settled and making himself at home at @theprojecttv and Channel Ten. Welcome, sir.

Hunter Smith@MrHunterSmithFollow

Waleed getting settled and making himself at home at @theprojecttv and Channel Ten. Welcome, sir.

12:48 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And fellow comedian Tom Gleeson reminded everyone about that time he was confused for Peter Helliar.

.@nazeem_hussain I know how you feel.

Promoted

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss