Peter Ford: The ‘rather odd’ TV interview with Sarah Hanson-Young’s 11-year-old daughter
An interview on The Project has received widespread online backlash, with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s 11-year-old daughter being questioned about her feelings and the impact David Leyonhjelm’s comments have had on her.
Entertainment reporter Peter Ford told Ross and John normally children are off-limits in the media.
“It’s odd seeing an 11-year-old bought into play here, almost like a prop,” he said.
“I must say a remarkable mature 11-year-old but the general rule is kids are off limits, in the media.
“My information is that the producers of the segment were somewhat concerned about having the kid on, but Sarah Hanson-Young was very determined.”
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Pete also said the producers had asked Ms Hanson-Young if she had explained what the term ‘slut-shaming’ meant to her daughter before the interview was recorded, and she had not.
“Rather odd,” he said.
For the record @sarahinthesen8 was on the record saying her daughter was one of the main reasons she was taking this action against @DavidLeyonhjelm . We asked Sarah if she wanted her involved in the interview and she replied yes, Kora wants to have her say. #auspol https://t.co/iI20dJOQgn
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) July 22, 2018
Kids should NOT be involved in Politics, full stop. Whatever happened to playgrounds?? Mud? Sports? Knick knocking? Libraries? Plenty of time for Politics when they become an adult…. https://t.co/0LWCwuFSTD
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 22, 2018
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