Famous street artist creates painting accusing political, media and business titans of stoking devastating bushfires by ignoring climate change – before Pauline Hanson makes a VERY valid point
- 2SM morning show radio host Marcus Paul posted pic of climate change mural
- He hailed switch of government and hoped it would help stop climate change
- But Pauline Hanson has snapped back by accusing artist of apparent hypocrisy
- Her comment posted on social media got twice as many likes as the mural pic
Pauline Hanson has made a snarky dig at a notorious painter’s savage street art attack showing politicians and media giants fuelling Australia’s bushfire crisis.
Morning radio show host Marcus Paul posted a photo of Scottie Marsh’s giant mural on his Facebook account to hail Labor’s election win.
‘Finally… Australia’s environment now has a fighting chance,’ the 2SM star wrote.
Notorious Sydney artist Scottie Marsh’s savage street art attack showing media giants fuelling Australia’s bushfire crisis has come under brutal attack from Pauline Hanson
The mural shows the burning outback being hosed by firefighters while native animals like koalas and kangaroos seek shelter, while another is saved by a surfer.
It also shows a crowd of political, media, and business leaders looking down from the top of a ivory sandstone castle tower while dismissing the danger.
Columnist Andrew Bolt is shown shouting ‘Alarmists’ as Barnaby Joyce enjoys a schooner of beer and media magnate Rupert Murdoch screams ‘Plebs’.
Radio host Alan Jones is shown making air quotes around ‘Science’ while Scott Morrison, wearing a Hawaiian lai, drinks an exotic cocktail.
Mining tycoons Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer are also part of the elite mob.
Pauline Hanson weighed in to sledge the artist for apparent hypocrisy for using oil-based paint
The post was liked almost 1,700 times in a matter of hours after it was made – but then Senator Hanson weighed in to sledge the radio host for apparent hypocrisy.
‘I hope they’re water colours, Marcus,’ she posted.
‘Paint is a derivative of oil. And the pressure packs they used contain propane and butane – again a derivative of gas.
‘We cannot stop the use of hydrocarbons without sacrificing life as we know it.’
Her post was liked twice as much as the original one, with 3,200 thumbs up, laughing out loud and heart emojis from followers.
‘Well said Pauline,’ posted fan Dianne Bourke. ‘The climate activists are not known for their brains and commonsense as you politely pointed out.’
And Shauny Bennet posted: ‘Double standards for the virtue signallers. Different rules for the average Aussie.’
Other Scotti Marsh murals have shown former PM Morrison as Captain Cook and another of him in Hawaiian holiday gear wearing a Santa hat, wishing Australia: ‘Merry crisis!’
Scottie Marsh also recently painted a huge mural of Australian pop star Kid Laroi and posted pictures on his instagram account of the star in front of the giant portrait in Sydney’s Redfern
But another poster pointed out that murals are usually done with more environmentally-friendly acrylic paint rather than oil-based paints.
Rhi Jackson posted: ‘Acrylic paint (water-based, not oil-based) is commonly used for murals, so don’t worry too much.’
Scottie Marsh has painted numerous large-scale murals around Sydney and beyond, with many of them taking aim at Scott Morrison.
He called his mural ‘The ‘Ivory Tower of Australian climate denialism above a burning Australia’.
Other murals have shown former Mr Morrison as Captain Cook and another of him in Hawaiian holiday gear wearing a Santa hat, wishing Australia: ‘Merry crisis!’
But he also recently painted a huge mural of Australian pop star Kid Laroi and posted pictures on his Instagram account of the star in front of the giant portrait in Sydney’s Redfern.