Edgy twitter comments cost columnist her newspaper gig
Acid-tongued comedian Catherine Deveny has been sacked by The Age following a fierce public backlash greeted her vicious attacks on stars on Logies night.
The Age's editor-In-chief, Paul Ramadge, said tonight that Deveny would no longer write for the Melbourne broadsheet.
"We are appreciative of the columns Catherine has written for The Age over several years but the views she has expressed recently on Twitter are not in keeping with the standards we set at The Age," Ramadge said.
Desperate to be funny Deveny pushed the edginess thing just a bit too far:
Deveny drew the most criticism for writing that she hoped 11-year-old TV star Bindi Irwin "gets laid'' and that former TV host Rove McManus' wife Tasma "didn't die too'' - referring to the loss of his first wife, Belinda Emmett, to cancer in 2006.
The public may not know what's funny but knows what it dislikes.