While the two ringleaders of the Bali nine drug smugglers are on death row awaiting execution, many supporters in Australia are still fighting for mercy. Model Jesinta Campbell copped abuse online after appearing to condone the executions on The Today Show. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was also in the spotlight after she told the country she tried to offer a prisoner swap to win Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran a reprieve.
The hashtags #Bali9, #IStandforMercy and #Indonesia were used on Twitter this week to flag appeals and suggestions to save the two men.
Guy Sebastian has been named as Australia’s representative for this year’s Eurovision contest. He was excited to be chosen by SBS as Australia’s first (guest) representative in the 60 years of the song contest. The public had mixed opinions about the choice.
But others are a lot more supportive. #HatersGonnaHate.
It has been reported Kelly Osbourne is leaving E! Fashion Police after the racist comments made by E! Host Giuliana Rancic about singer Zendaya Coleman’s hair. Kelly took to Twitter showing her support for Zendaya stating the racist comments were inappropriate. Giuliana has since apologised to Zendaya. The singer appears to have accepted the apology. Kelly Osbourne however still stands in Zendaya’s corner. #Awkward.
Kim Kardashian has once again made the internet lose its mind, but this time for a different part of her body. She has come out with her hair platinum blonde setting the internet wild, as usual, making Kim Kardashian hair memes. LMAO.
There is always some ridiculous yet funny popular hashtag on Twitter that anyone trying to relieve the boredom of their week gets into. This week it was people describing their boss in five words or writing, in five words, what the worst boss would say.
Souths, the 2014 premiers, smashed the Broncos at home in the first game of the NRL 2015 season.
All the footy heads took to social media to either talk about the fact that Sutton was no longer the bunnies captain or that Corey Parker was playing his 300th game. He’s only the 21st player to reach that milestone in the NRL.
There were 36,057 fans at the season’s kick-off, with many at home showing support on social media.
– Kimberley Braddish and Xantre Macaraeg
Top screen grab taken from The Today Show.