Prime minister Anthony Albanese has called on people to “chill out” about former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s appearance at a press conference on the voice to parliament campaign last week.
It comes after the PM has faced a bit of a backlash for the appearances, with Greens senator Lidia Thorpe and Country Liberal party senator Jacinta Price criticising the appearance.
Albanese told 2SM that Shaq had actually approached him first, saying he wanted to express support for the voice.
He approached me and I think people should chill out a bit basically.
The fact is that Shaq’s appearance means that people are talking about it. Shaq appeals to a whole bunch of people, many of whom would have been hearing about the voice to parliament for the very first time, and that’s a good thing.
I make no…