Jacqui Lambie posts bizarre TikTok video of herself dancing to a remix of her powerful speech demanding anti-vaxxers ‘be bloody adults’ and get Covid jabs and slamming Pauline Hanson for opposing vaccine mandate
- Taking serious message to TikTok will help have her words heard by more people
- Ms Lambie lambasted fellow Pauline Hanson’s bid to ban vaccine mandates
- She had to change her mobile phone this week after claiming it was leaked
Jacqui Lambie rode the social media wave from her powerful rebuke of selfish anti-vaxxers a little too far with a cringeworthy TikTok remix.
The maverick Tasmanian senator posted a video of herself dancing to a remix of part of her speech to parliament on Monday.
‘Being held accountable for your actions isn’t called discrimination, it’s called being a goddamn bloody adult,’ she said in the speech and the dance mix.
Senator Lambie, with her hair in a bun and wearing thick-rimmed glasses, begins by poking her finger repeatedly at her TV.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie (pictured) has made a TikTok video of herself dancing to a remix of a blistering speech she made in the Senate on Monday
As she repeats her fiery speech in time with the video, she adopts the same infuriated expression and gestures with each cutting remark.
The video suddenly cuts to her jumping and gyrating her hips, mimicking a dance TikTokers created to match the remixed speech.
Jumping on the TikTok bandwagon to reach younger voters divided fans of her channel, some praising her move and views and others hating one or both.
Ms Lambie lambasted fellow senator Pauline Hanson’s bid to ban vaccine mandates in the blistering speech to the Senate on Monday, arguing unvaccinated people were selfish and put others at risk.
‘Politicians like Senator Hanson and Senator [Malcolm] Roberts are using people’s fear to boost their own election campaigns and they’re using fear to make money… It’s all power, it’s all about cash and it’s all about seats,’ she said.
‘Being held accountable for your actions isn’t called discrimination, it’s called being a goddamn bloody adult. It’s putting others before yourself and that’s what this country is supposed to be about.’
Jacqui Lambie (pictured) says she had to change her mobile phone number after she was targeted by anti-vaxxers when her number was leaked online
Ms Lambie said state premiers introduced vaccine mandates because they ‘don’t want to be playing Russian roulette with other people’s lives’.
She described One Nation as the ‘enemy of health workers and officials who would have to clean up after the outbreak’.
The 50-year-old former soldier said it was important to ask questions about the vaccine, but urged anti-vaxxers to consider vulnerable people when making their decisions.
‘You have a right to choose, you don’t have a right to put vulnerable people’s lives at risk. You don’t have that right. And so you shouldn’t have,’ she said.
Ms Lambie also backed businesses with vaccine mandates for customers, saying she knows owners who have auto-immune diseases who would be ‘risking their lives or shutting down their businesses’ if mandates were banned.
Jacqui Lambie (pictured) busts some moves on a TikTok video featuring a remix of a speech she made slamming anti-vaxxers
‘We should be celebrating vaccinated Australians. You are fighting for our freedoms to take control of our lives again.
‘That’s what you’re doing and good on you. You are the best we have.’
Ms Lambie said she had to change her mobile phone number this week after she accused One Nation of leaking it on social media.
‘I know that my number’s been out there and I understand that, but that is no excuse in the current political climate to go out there on your Facebook page and put the comments that were put up there and then put my number up the top,’ she said.
‘You know what else upsets me though, is people want to leave their messages or whatever else – but they’re such cowards, they come in through no caller ID.’