2DayFM breakfast show host, Em Rusciano, has called out an outrageous Daily Telegraph graphic which groups LGBTQI teens with those who engage in excessive drinking and drug taking.
The outspoken host tweeted a photo of the graphic, which featured in this morning's edition, entitled “Fat Chance Of Being Healthy: Young Aussies Only Have Themselves To Blame”
“According to the @dailytelegraph, being a LGBTQI teen is bad for your health. Akin to smoking/excess drinking. I CAN’T. What is this F*ckery?” she said.
The graphic features a range of statistics relating to the health of young Aussies – ranging from obesity to recreational drug-taking to excessive drinking.
Bizarrely “living in NSW” and being “attracted to people of the same sex as them or to both sexes” is included in the list.
Twitter has gone into overdrive, slamming the tabloid.
“What’s the context for this? Why is living in NSW also bad for your health? And why is physiological distress someone’s fault? Major WTF” twitter used @MrJonathonT replied, along side other users.
Not-for-profit Get Up,has also responded to the graphic: "Quick note to all staff at @dailytelegraph: this isn't journalism, it's hate speech"