Tim Minchin parodies classic Aussie track as marriage debate rages

Tim Minchin says 'yes' to equality with song for pollies

Tim Minchin says 'yes' to equality with song for pollies

Minchin posted his own parody version of the Peter Allen song I Still Call Australia Home on Facebook, and it's already reached over 900,000 views in a matter of hours.

In the wake of an extraordinarily demoralising and baffling week of Australian politics, Tim Minchin's released a song dedicated celebrating marriage equality and slamming the government's proposed postal plebiscite.

We would type up the lyrics but Minchin has asked us not to.

"I'm always travelling but wherever I stay, people love Aussies and they generally say..."

"It's bad enough these polly arseholes pass discriminatory laws, now we're forced to dance the plebiscite jig".

"But on the upside, this plebiscite might enlighten us - at least we'll know exactly how many Aussies are bigoted c***s".

"Some day we'll all be together once more, when they do their bloody jobs, and just change the f.ing law".

"Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't home...aphobic".

This morning, Minchin published "a heartfelt song to my homeland, recorded last night on my iPhone".

In a statement at the end of the video, Minchin encourages Australians to vote "yes" in the plebiscite, even though he doesn't agree with the method.

Minchin, who co-wrote the Olivier Award-winning Matilda the Musical, makes it quite clear he is in favour of same-sex marriages - and doesn't think much of those who oppose them. "If the horrid thing goes ahead.Let's drown the MOFOS in "YES" votes".

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