Pauline Hanson has blasted the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as “disgusting” for focusing on Australia’s indigenous heritage.

In an interview with Sky News, the One Nation leader said she considers herself indigenous because she was born in Australia and that she’s tired of “feeling like a second-class citizen in her own country”.

“I thought it was disgusting, absolutely disgusting,” she said of the ceremony.

“The indigenous Australians are part of the culture, the heritage of this country.

“They are not what Australia is about.”

Hanson blasted the 20-minute performance that featured Mau Power, the first hip-hop artist to emerge out of the Torres Straight, and didgeridoo player William Barton.

“I’m not used to seeing aboriginals singing rap,” she said. “I have got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I’m sick and tired of being made to feel as if I’m a second-class citizen in my own country.

“I’m indigenous as far as I’m concerned. I was born here. This is my country as much as anyone else.

“I’m sick and tired of people having a go at me because ‘it’s racism’. “Our country is what it is being of the migrants that are here.”

Responses to "Australian senator blasts Commonwealth Games ceremony for focus on aboriginals"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm sure the whole opening ceremony was much longer and honored all of Australia including a 20 min segment recognizing the original people. Vote for someone else next time if she is not who you want as a senator

  2. Alison says:

    Yes Hanson you are a racist. Trump would live you.

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