MP slammed for ‘mocking’ social distancing

 

A SENIOR LNP frontbencher has come under fire for "mocking" social distancing rules after a photo was uploaded to his account with him and a radio personality with the sticker, "This is what social distancing looks like".

The photo of Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek and Gold Coast radio and TV presenter Luke Bradnam standing shoulder to shoulder was uploaded to the politician's Instagram story at the weekend.

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It's been slammed by Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles who said everybody made mistakes but community leaders like Mr Langbroek should be more careful.

Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek and radio identity Luke Bradnam in a photo uploaded to the politician’s Instagram. Picture: Instagram Story
Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek and radio identity Luke Bradnam in a photo uploaded to the politician’s Instagram. Picture: Instagram Story

"He certainly shouldn't be mocking the social distancing rules that are keeping us all safe from COVID-19," he said.

"I encourage him to apologise and use his influence to urge Queenslanders to continue to social distance."

Mr Langbroek on Monday told The Courier-Mail, "It's a good reminder not to be complacent."

On April 20, the former LNP leader praised people in his community who had "done the right thing by restricting all non-essential travel and practising social distancing".

"This is a reflection of the true Gold Coast community spirit," he wrote on his official Facebook page.

Originally published as MP slammed for 'mocking' social distancing



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