The culture of political correctness is now “out of control” as protesters want to tear down some of our “obviously important national and significant statues,” according to Sky News host Peter Gleeson.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison firmly rejected calls to topple Captain Cook statues, arguing the Black Lives Matter movement has been hijacked by left-wing agendas.
After statues of Edward Colston and Robert Milligan were pulled down in the UK, British group Topple the Racists called for all Captain Cook statues to follow suit.
“People’s treatment in custody or things like that is fair issue, but now it’s been taken over by other much more politically driven left-wing agendas,” Mr Morrison said on 2GB.
“I’ve always said we have got to be honest about our history, we’ve got to acknowledge the positive and the negative,” the prime minister said.
“Why would we trash our history,” Mr Gleeson told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“Our history is important to us”.
“I think we should just ignore it for what it is, and that is a terrible, terrible political stunt”.