Meshel Laurie gets mercilessly trolled as she praises Dan Andrews following his big election win

The Project’s Meshel Laurie gets mercilessly trolled as she praises Dan Andrews following his big election win: ‘Lost a follower’

Meshel Laurie ruffled the feathers of some of her fans over the weekend after she praised Victorian premier Dan Andrews for his huge election win. 

The former Project panellist, 49, shared a photo to Instagram of her posing with Andrews after it was announced the Labor government won a third term. 

‘Sanity prevails. I love you Victoria. Thank you @danielandrewsmp for preventing us from reaching London disaster levels during Covid,’ she captioned the snap.

Meshel Laurie ruffled the feathers of some of her fans over the weekend after she praised Victorian premier Dan Andrews for his huge election win. The former Project panellist, 49, shared a photo to Instagram of her posing with Andrews

Meshel Laurie ruffled the feathers of some of her fans over the weekend after she praised Victorian premier Dan Andrews for his huge election win. The former Project panellist, 49, shared a photo to Instagram of her posing with Andrews 

Meshel added: ‘It’s not about what’s popular, it’s about what’s right.’

Many of Meshel’s 27,000 followers were taken aback by her strong political stance.

One upset fan commented it was the ‘most ridiculous thing I’ve read today’ while another said she had ‘lost a follower’.

Meanwhile, a third disgruntled fan said her words were a ‘disgrace’. 

'Sanity prevails. I love you Victoria. Thank you @danielandrewsmp for preventing us from reaching London disaster levels during Covid,' Meshel captioned the snap

‘Sanity prevails. I love you Victoria. Thank you @danielandrewsmp for preventing us from reaching London disaster levels during Covid,’ Meshel captioned the snap

A jubilant Andrews kissed his wife, pumped his fists and declared 'vaccines work' as he celebrated his historic third term victory on Saturday night

A jubilant Andrews kissed his wife, pumped his fists and declared ‘vaccines work’ as he celebrated his historic third term victory on Saturday night

A jubilant Andrews kissed his wife, pumped his fists and declared ‘vaccines work’ as he celebrated his historic third term victory on Saturday night.

Mr Andrews, whose party were predicted to win an outright majority of 50 seats, took to the stage with his wife Cath and children Grace, Noah and Joseph at a victory party in his seat of Mulgrave in Melbourne’s south-east.

In a triumphant address to the Labor faithful, he hailed his controversial Covid policies – which included a 263-day lockdown of Melbourne, the world’s longest – as a tough decision that ultimately succeeded and united Victoria.

He said: ‘Friends, these last few years have been incredibly challenging. We have had to make some very difficult decisions, some very tough decisions, and Victorian families and businesses right across our state have had a very difficult time.

‘This was a one-in-100 year event. And because of the tough decisions that we made, and … the fact that Victorians stuck together … we went out and got vaccinated. Because vaccines work.

‘As a community we were not, as some would say, divided. We were instead united in our faith in science.

Mr Andrews, whose party were predicted to win an outright majority of 50 seats, took to the stage with his wife Cath and children Grace, Noah and Joseph at a victory party in his seat of Mulgrave in Melbourne's south-east

Mr Andrews, whose party were predicted to win an outright majority of 50 seats, took to the stage with his wife Cath and children Grace, Noah and Joseph at a victory party in his seat of Mulgrave in Melbourne’s south-east 

‘That sense of kindness, that sense of connection … has been confirmed today. Friends, hope always defeats hate.’

About 10.50pm on Saturday, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy conceded in a call to Mr Andrews – the second one that he has made, and almost certainly the last

Meanwhile earlier this year, Meshel took a brutal parting shot at The Project, accusing the show’s producers of dropping her from the panel after her father died.

She claimed she requested leave in February 2019 ‘because my father was literally dying’ but was given the cold shoulder three months later when she tried to return.

Meshel, who now runs her own successful podcast company, was apparently told spots on the panel ‘were filled for the next couple of months’.

This marked the end of her four years on the Channel 10 current affairs show.

To add insult to injury, she claimed she later attended the tenth anniversary taping of The Project as an audience member and was ‘treated… like I’d never existed’. 

Meshel spoke of her exit from The Project in a blistering Instagram post, accusing management of being evasive and failing to provide feedback.

Earlier this year, Meshel took a brutal parting shot at The Project, accusing the show's producers of dropping her from the panel after her father died (Pictured from left: Laurie, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Anthony Lehmann)

Earlier this year, Meshel took a brutal parting shot at The Project, accusing the show’s producers of dropping her from the panel after her father died (Pictured from left: Laurie, Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Anthony Lehmann)

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