Federal MP for Dawson George Christensen appears on 'The Hard Chat' segment with Tom Gleeson on Wednesday night's episode of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.
Federal MP for Dawson George Christensen appears on 'The Hard Chat' segment with Tom Gleeson on Wednesday night's episode of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

Christensen on tattoos, Turnbull and 'homoerotic' photo

WOULD George Christensen ever get a tattoo of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull?

That question, along with why he posed for that "homoerotic" magazine cover photo, was covered in a segment on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on Wednesday night.

The Federal Member for Dawson appeared as a guest of the 'Hard Chat' segment with comedian Tom Gleeson.

Gleeson kicked off the two-and-a-half minute chat with a timely question asked a few times of Mr Christensen this week: Will he follow Cory Bernardi's footsteps in exiting the Liberal Party?

"We're not a faction, we're not a separate party, I'm in the National Party. That's where I am to stay," the Dawson MP responded.

"Yeah but you're kinda like a loony faction, the two of you," Gleeson retorted, to laughs from the audience as well as Christensen.

"Well, some people might say that but I -

"A lot of people say that," Gleeson interrupted.

"Well I think we're speaking for the people," Christensen replied.

"The loony people," Gleeson deadpanned. "I don't mind losing viewers from Queensland, I've got no problem with that."

 

 

Talk then turned to the prime minister.

"Turnbull is a dud. Discuss," Gleeson said.

Christensen chuckled "I'm not going there" before he attempted to explain his support for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Gleeson quickly turned his attention to that famous 'Good Weekend' cover shoot, in which the Dawson MP held a whip over his shoulder and wore a Jackie Howe singlet baring his tattoo of Mary and Jesus on his upper arm.

"Would you consider getting a tattoo of Malcolm Turnbull on the other arm to represent your devotion and faith?" Gleeson asked.

"No, because leaders, as we've seen in recent times, come and go but I think your faith - hopefully, is forever," Christensen answered, before Gleeson suggested settling for a temporary tattoo.

The pair then discussed the controversial refugee policy, covering a lot of Christensen's comments in the media in recent weeks.

The conversation then turned back to 'that' magazine cover.

 

The Good Weekend magazine cover.
The Good Weekend magazine cover.

"Who convinced you to pose in that homoerotic photo for the Good Weekend with the whip?" Gleeson asked.

Christensen replied it "probably wasn't the best decision" he's ever made.

"Someone said it could be included in the Safe Schools material so that's something," he said.

Gleeson nodded.

"Okay. Sounds like you do things differently in Queensland," he said.

Christensen chuckled again, saying "oh my god".

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering airs 8.30pm Wednesdays on ABC TV.



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