David Koch has continued to challenge Australian actress Portia de Rossi’s stance on interviewers following the news she denied him and other male presenters the chance to interview her while she was in Australia recently.
The Sunrise host has written in The Punch today that he feels de Rossi was being a little hypocritical in taking her stance against male interviewers.
“For someone who advocates equal rights and inclusion, to then alienate an entire gender on the basis of “it wouldn’t relate to them” caught me a little off guard. It made me wonder whether she lived her values,” he wrote in The Punch.
“When I heard these ‘conditions’ for the interview I wondered whether it was verging on hypocritical to be excluding so many people because they supposedly wouldn’t understand and couldn’t relate.”
Kochie says that while he respects de Rossi’s stance on sexuality and women’s health, he says he feels the male interviewer ban enforces a “girl only club feeling which surrounds the problems in question.”
“As an ambassador for the White Ribbon foundation I am immensely proud of the role men can play in fighting the appalling issue of domestic violence. Imagine if Glenn McGrath was told not to bother setting up the McGrath Foundation because it was an issue he couldn’t relate to.”