The Logies continues to remain in the headlines, this time for a controversial tweeting fiasco on Sunday night.
The Age columnist, Catherine Deveny, was sacked yesterday following s series of crude and offensive tweets during the awards night.
Deveny tweeted, “I hope Bindi gets laid” and “Rove and Tasma look so cute.. I hope she doesn’t’ die too..”
The backlash by the media was so bad that the newspaper terminated her role as a senior writer.
But, Deveny has hit back today, saying that the publication has in fact succumbed to commercial tabloid pressures by making the decision.
Deveney today said that her posts were taken out of context.
“It was just passing notes in class, but suddenly these notes are being projected into the sky and taken out of context,” she said.
“This [the Bindi Irwin comment] was a ludicrous remark that was as ridiculous as me saying I hope the dog that Molly Meldrum brought with him got drunk.”
“I meant every single word. I love Rove. I worked for Rove for five years. I’ve publicly said and printed I would take a bullet for him. He endorsed my first book on the front cover.”
The Age editor in Chief Paul Ramadge made the call to ask her to move on, and stands by his decision.
“We are appreciative of the columns Catherine has written for The Age over several years but the views she has expressed recently on Twitter are not in keeping with the standards we set at The Age,” Ramadge wrote in The Age.