TV Presenter Lucy Zelić Apologises After Calling Adelaide A Sh*thole
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There is loads of stuff to do in Adelaide: the zoo, the Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery, the Central Market, Mount Lofty and don't forget all that sweet, sweet wine in nearby Barossa Valley.
While you could definitely live there or book a trip there, it's just not some people's cup of tea.
TV presenter Lucy Zelić chucked herself in that category when she was in the middle of The World Game LIVE podcast when she called Radelaide a naughty name.
"You won't see much in Adelaide, Adelaide's a shithole. No disrespect, no disrespect - I can say that because I've travelled there multiple times and I didn't enjoy it. I found it to be incredibly dull and boring," she said on the podcast.
Because this is the age of the internet, it didn't take too long before Lucy's comments were sent across every platform in the country.
As a result, the SBS presenter issued an apology on Twitter.
"Yesterday I made an off-handed comment about Adelaide on The World Game LIVE. I recognise these comments weren't okay and I'm truly sorry for what I said," she said.
People were quickly to react to the online apology, explaining why they love the city to either live or travel to.
Yesterday I made an off-handed comment about Adelaide on The World Game LIVE. I recognise these comments weren't okay and I'm truly sorry for what I said.- Lucy Zelić (@LucyZelic) September 24, 2019
Tyson wrote: "My business can operate in any city of the world and I've chosen to stay base in Adelaide. It's far from a shithole, it's a great place to live and raise a family with no stress in paying off a mortgage to live in a shoebox."
Another user added: "We moved from Sydney to Adelaide and it's the best thing we ever did. Much cheaper housing; lots of space for kids to play and relaxed atmosphere. Let's face it, only about 10 per cent living in Vaucluse and other eastern suburbs are really living it large in Sydney."
But others were seemingly still not over the snub.
FiveAA Breakfast hosts David Penberthy and Will Gooding said on their programme: "Up yours, Lucy. That's the first time half the people in Adelaide have ever heard of Lucy Zelic so maybe it worked."
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has invited Lucy to Adelaide to see what they're all about.
"It's an outrageous comment," he said. "I think that commentator needs to come to Adelaide and have a look at the great state that we are."