Australian Senator responds after video captured her telling a man he had a small penis at 3am
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Australian Senator Lidia Thorpe has responded after a video of her ripping into a bloke outside a strip club went viral.
Over the weekend, the Victorian Senator was out with three friends celebrating a 50th birthday when she got into a heated exchange outside Maxine's Gentlemen's Club in North Melbourne around 3am.
In the video, the former Greens members told one man that he had a ‘small penis’.
She added: “All I want to say to the Black brothers there and anyone that we’re fighting.
“Any black man that stands with the f**king white little c**t like that – youse can all get f**ked too.”
One man proceeded to yell: “How the f**k does someone like you end up in parliament?”
However, the Senator hit back: “We’ve been repressed all our f***ing life in this country, and you let this little dog speak.”
As a friend tried to drag her away from the confrontation, Thorpe told another man: “You are marked.”
David Ross, general manager of Maxine's, told Daily Mail that Thorpe’s behaviour was ‘unacceptable’ and she had been banned for life from his establishment.
He claimed that one of the bouncers had been watching Thorpe all night as she had been 'a bit argumentative' with some of the punters.
“One of our security guards said they thought she [Senator Thorpe] was going to be trouble because she was going up to white men in the crowd and telling them that they'd stolen her land,” he said.
He added that she had not been intoxicated, and they didn't ask her to leave the venue.
However, the Australian independent politician insisted to 7News that she was the one the men had provoked and had not done anything wrong.
“It’s sad people are utilising whatever they can to drag me down when we’re trying to discuss important issues in this country,” she said.
Last month, the Senator also made headlines when she attempted to storm a rally held by anti-trans activist Posie Parker on the lawn of Parliament House.
Draped in the Aboriginal flag, Thorpe was pushed to the ground by police as she attempted to crawl away before standing back up.
According to news.com.au, while speaking to reporters, Thorpe said that Australia should be ‘ashamed that they even let people like this in this country’, and transphobes were not welcome on Aboriginal land.
“I went to tell her [Parker] one thing – that they are not welcome here,” she said.