Going past channels L just noticed a song put on during the Logies. People dressed up in bodysuits to look like aboriginal bodypaint, waving kiddie-prop spears and singing some inane shit about "indigeridoo, indigeroodon't". Before we switched channels in defense of our mental health, there was some kind of reference to Eddie Mabo and an embarrassed-looking Cathy Freeman got carried out on stage to pretend she was running.
No matter what the subject matter, it was an affront to the intelligence of anyone watching. The Logies are supposed to show off the best of Australian TV and that piece of immature shit was the best they could come up with? Thinking about it, insulting aboriginal culture was probably about the only way they could have made the whole thing worse. They accomplished that, with the most condescending portrayal of a corroboree I've ever seen.
I can't believe such crap could still be produced in 2006. We have enough problems with race relations as it is, without airing pathetic shit like that at a relatively high-profile event. Flicking back, I was disappointed to see a huge round of applause being given.
I've no idea what the Elders can say - it's barely worth dignifying the Logies' effort by mentioning it ever again. But something would have to be said about trivialising the Mabo case or even Cathy Freeman waving both flags at the Olympics (I can't help wondering if she knew what she'd agreed to?).
I don't know what to say. Maybe it's presumptuous for me to be angry, but I actually feel embarrassed at my own country (or at least the supposed cream of the crop of entertainers).