Under fire from within his party, Tony Abbott’s personal opposition to marriage equality reforms has come in for criticism from Hollywood.
Actor comedian Jack Black has lashed out at Mr Abbott’s stance as from “the stone ages” in an unscripted radio interview which aired Thursday.
Asked to consider possible storylines for his new television series, 2DayFM’s Dan Debuf and Maz Compton suggested incorporating Mr Abbott’s stance in a storyline for Black’s new television series, Brink.
Military coups were more the focus of the geopolitical satire, said Black.
“I personally think the guy’s living in the stone ages though. He’s not seeing the writing on the wall.
“The movement of the world is headed towards equality for all people, all sexual preferences. Come on, we are all the same in the end.”
Who cared, he said, what got you sexually aroused.
Black later added: “He sounds like a bit of a nutter.”
This week, Mr Abbott outmanoeuvred social progressives within his party when he gained majority Coalition support to block a conscience vote on marriage quality.
Mr Abbott has since proposed some sort of referendum be conducted after the next federal election to give the public final say.