ABC TV presenter is caught up in a wild conspiracy theory about her wearing black on the network’s breakfast show
- ABC presenter caught in wild conspiracy over outfit worn on Weekend Breakfast
- Fauziah Ibrahim wore black with trolls saying it was because of late George Pell
- Social media users swooped in to defend presenter over unfounded rumours
Two popular ABC presenters have been caught up in a bizarre conspiracy theory that they wore dark dresses on TV to mark the death of George Pell.
Fauziah Ibrahim wore a black jacket while presenting Weekend Breakfast on the public broadcaster on Saturday – a colour which is not unusual for her to wear.
Co-host Johanna Nicholson also opted for formal attire wearing a dark blue dress.
Twitter trolls immediately started false rumours the pair had worn the outfits in mourning for Cardinal Pell.
Fauziah Ibrahim wore the outfit while presenting Weekend Breakfast on the public broadcaster on Saturday
Cardinal Pell died from cardiac arrest in Rome on Tuesday with NSW and Victoria ruling out state funerals deeming it ‘distressing’ for survivors of sexual abuse
Cardinal Pell died from cardiac arrest in Rome on Tuesday with NSW and Victoria ruling out state funerals deeming it ‘distressing’ for survivors of sexual abuse.
He served 404 days in prison, convicted of molesting two choirboys in the late 1990s, before his convictions were overturned by the High Court in 2020.
‘Queens of ABC ‘black mourning’ TV on 14/01/23 – Fauziah Ibrahim & Johanna Nicholson. PLEASE EXPLAIN to whom you are paying your respects…’ one troll wrote.
Another added: ‘Johanna Nicholson and Fauziah Ibrahim were dressed in black on Saturday’s breakfast show.’
The false rumours prompted some social media users to hit back.
‘I hate how we’re having to look at what a news presenter wears but since people are going at her over this,’ one wrote.
‘Fauziah ibrahim has worn black many times on-air – including sometimes all-black there is literally ZERO evidence she wore “mourning clothes for George Pell”‘
Social media users swooped in to defend Ibrahim after rumours swirled she wore black to mourn the death of George Pell
ABC’s RN Breakfast newsreader Matthew Bevan swooped in to defend his colleague.
‘Stunning that people are still hassling Fauziah Ibrahim, who is excellent. How about we just leave that in 2022, hey folks?’
Daily Mail Australia contacted ABC for comment.
Ibrahim came under fire over a live TV interview with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese back in January 2022.
The interview centred on Covid rapid tests and vaccination figures and the presenter was accused on social media of rarely giving Mr Albanese an opportunity to complete a sentence.
At one stage, he tried six times to answer a statement she made about Labor ‘getting on board’ with the Coalition’s plan to boost vaccination rates.
Ibrahim came under fire over a live TV interview with Anthony Albanese back in January 2022
‘If you’ll just wait a minute,’ Mr Albanese said as Ms Ibrahim spoke over the top of him.
The interview attracted criticism and upset several viewers enough they lodged complaints with the public broadcaster.
The ABC offered her unwavering support and stood behind their presenter.
She then made headline again in April after it emerged she kept two lists grouping her followers into groups titled ‘lobotomised s***heads’ and ‘Labor trolls/thugs’.
She was accused of anti-Labor bias and pulled from the air for a month before she returned in May.