A One Nation candidate in the upcoming Queensland election has copped a brutal grilling about posts on the Facebook page of a sex shop that he runs.
At a press conference in Townsville, Mark Thornton, the candidate for Thuringowa, confirmed that he does own the shop, but said his partner runs the Facebook page.
Channel 7 journo Ben Murphy grilled Thornton about posts made to the page, including one that says “Good sex should be in the grey area between ‘tickle fight’ and domestic violence”.
“I haven’t seen that one mate, but that probably comes back to your Fifty Shades Of Grey type,” he replied when asked about the post.
When the journalist asked about a post that said “a blowjob a week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease”, Party leader Pauline Hanson butted in.
“I need to actually have a look at this, and then I will actually be talking to Mark about it,” she said.
She said she “wouldn’t be making any rash decisions”.
Murphy then took Thornton’s claim that his wife runs the Facebook page to task.
“So she said ‘I’m selling bras, inbox a pic of your titties so I could see your size’?” the journo asked.
“That could be from a staff member, I haven’t actually seen the site for quite a while… it’s my business but I don’t run it.”
Watch the awkward encounter here:
The Queensland state election takes place on November 25th.