Labor Mich-Elle Myers cleans up tweets and shuts down social media over controversial posts
From ‘Jesus is gay’ to a savage message to the Pope: Read the Labor politician’s fierce tweets on terrorism and religion – and now she’s been appointed to the Senate
- A Labor candidate destroyed his Twitter account after posting controversial tweets
- Mich-Elle Myers denied the 2014 Lindt Cafe Siege was a terrorist attack despite investigation
- She called Jesus ‘gay’ and also told the pope to take his head off his ‘ass’
A Labor politician’s controversial tweets have emerged where she describes Jesus as ‘gay’, denies Sydney’s Lindt cafe siege was a terror attack and tells the pope to ‘get your head out of your ass’.
Mich-Elle Myers, party number five on the NSW Senate ticket and friend of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, closed her social media profile when the cache of bizarre posts emerged.
But it came too late – the tweets having surfaced on Monday, three weeks before the federal election.
In a message, provided to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Myers weighed in on the 2014 Lindt Cafe Siege when extremist Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage for 17 hours before killing two.
A Labor candidate who denied the 2014 Lindt siege was a terror attack and called Jesus ‘gay’ in a series of tweets has shut down her social media account
Mich-Elle Myers made a series of controversial tweets that touched on religion, politics and terror attacks before erasing them completely from her platform
The Labor candidate took to Twitter in 2016 to deny it was a terror attack – despite an investigation later saying it was. ‘Martin Place was NOT a terrorist attack! Stop spreading fear! she tweeted.
“The weirdo in the cafe wasn’t a terrorist, he was a weirdo with a gun who killed innocent people.”
Ms Myers has also been critical of the Catholic Church, dropping a series of controversial posts about religion in 2013.
“Jesus was gay! You heard it here first,” read one.
Another read: ‘I’ve had enough of the catholic church (sic) and the shit coming out of their mouths.
The Labor candidate had also tweeted for the Pope to “get his head out of his ass”.
Ms Myers went on to criticize the country’s anti-terrorism laws
Ms Myers also broke ranks with her Labor colleagues to also criticize the AUKUS deal signed between Australia, the UK and the US in November 2021.
“News about nuclear submarines and defense deals (sic) made me sick,” she tweeted.
Ms Myers was also a close friend of CFMEU secretary John Setka before he was kicked out of the Labor Party and convicted of harassing his wife in 2019.
‘Why are these thugs so happy? Because we are one! (We won!)’ Ms Myers captioned a photo of her and Mr Setka in 2018.
NSW Senator Hollie Hughes criticized the tweets saying they did not belong to parliament.
Ms Myers weighed in on the Lindt cafe siege in 2014 when Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage for 17 hours before killing two (pictured, the hostage runs towards police outside the cafe)
“It says a lot about Mr. Albanese’s weak leadership that he thinks those views are acceptable in the Senate,” she said.
Ms Myers said she regretted the tweets and apologized for any offense they may have caused.
“Ms Myers has apologized for her past comments. They do not reflect the views of the Labor Party,” an ALP spokesman said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Myers for comment.