Bizzare Australian Politician Bob Katter Following Same Sex Marriage Vote
Australia may have learned the result of its same-sex marriage vote last Wednesday, but it took until Sunday for one memorable reaction to gain steam.
It was given by veteran MP Bob Katter, a same-sex marriage opponent who once claimed that gay people did not live in his Queensland electorate.
After the vote supported changing the law, he appeared to soften his stance.
But he abruptly shifted topic to talk about crocodiles instead - in footage that has gone viral and amused many.
"I mean, you know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I am concerned," Mr Katter said at a press conference, giving a laugh.
"But I ain't spending any time on it because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in north Queensland."
Mr Katter made the comments on Wednesday, but they gained wide attention on Sunday when aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Insiders programme.
The footage left the show's panel laughing, while host Barrie Cassidy asked: "So, we should put the whole country on hold until we sort out that particular problem?"