Australian comedian Adam Hills has issued a public apology after he suggested anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson should be hung from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Hills made the comment after Hanson appeared on morning television in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, saying that "not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim”, and calling on the government to close Australia's borders.
After receiving criticism for appearing to call for a woman to be hanged, Hills attempted to explain his comments, claiming that there's a difference between "hung" and "hanged".
On Monday morning Hills issued a lengthy apology on Facebook, claiming it was simply a joke gone wrong and saying he had committed a "mortal sin" on Twitter, "sending a tweet and not being clear about what you mean."
In the post, Hills said he was surprised by the reaction his tweets had received.
Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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