'The Project' Responds After Viewers Threaten To Switch Off
The Project’s Steve Price has dismissed a petition that demanded the show offered him an apology after he was the victim of ‘leftist bullying’ during the show’s US Election coverage.
The broadcaster was at the centre of a debate when he mixed heated words with former Labor staffer Jamila Rizvi on Ten following the shock election result.
The pair were at loggerheads after Price claimed Rizvi interrupted him as the panel discussed Hillary Cinton’s loss. The argument prompted Carrie Bickmore to tell him to ‘change his tone’.
Speaking on The Project on Monday night, Price cleared the air, saying 'no one owes me an apology for anything' and 'I'm a big boy I can look after myself.'
'A lot of people have been very outraged on my behalf today. Someone started a petition that I know nothing about, media are reporting stories that I've been somehow bullied on this show last Wednesday night,' Price said.
'I don't feel that I was bullied at all, no one on The Project owes me an apology for anything - I'm a big boy I can look after myself. Let's get on with the program.'
The reaction came after a petition with over 35,000 signatures was signed, urging the host of The Project to apologise live on air.
The petition, which was shut down on Monday night after 'reaching its target', outlined that Price was abruptly cut off and 'insulted' by Jamila who was speaking with an 'outrageous tone'.