Image from Unsplash
Australian people have put together a line up of high profile people they would like to see locked up. To coincide with Bail Out Week, Whitelion has conducted a straw-poll to identify which famous faces the nation wants to see safely behind bars.
Unsurprisingly, controversial Australia’s Got Talent judge Kyle Sandilands topped the vote when it came to TV and radio personalities, with a whopping 25% of the vote. 3AW presenter Neil Mitchell came in second with other prominent mentions including Dave Hughes, Hamish & Andy and Sam Newman.
Next, attention turned to movie stars. Far from the loveable rogue he portrays in his new blockbuster Robin Hood, Australia’s own Russell Crowe came out on top as the movie star Aussies would most like to throw away the key for. He was closely followed by Hollywood wild child Lindsay Lohan … Australia’s wish could come true, given the starlet’s recent court-dodging antics. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise might want to reconsider any plans he might have to return to Australia in the near future, having made third place in the poll.
The survey seemed to confirm the AFL’s reputation as the bad boys of sport, with an overwhelming majority of votes being football related. The recent controversy surrounding Jason Akermanis has clearly done him no favours in the popularity stakes. Jason managed 11% of the overall vote, with Brendan Fevola lagging only slightly behind with 8%.
There were no real surprises when it came to the world of politicians, with Kevin Rudd taking out first place with 27% of the vote. Mr Rudd was closely followed by his political sparring partner Tony Abbott, who came in with 19%. Victoria’s own John Brumby took out third place whilst Pauline Hanson also featured prominently.
Whitelion also asked the public who they would most like to be locked up with. Australia’s resounding answer was home grown movie star Hugh Jackman and out of the girls, Jessica Alba.
Bail Out Week culminates tomorrow night with an event at Old Melbourne Gaol which will see members of the public, corporate teams and even the fire brigade and police departments literally locking themselves up to raise money.
At the exclusive Parole Party, volunteers will each be locked in one cell, with one mobile phone and a $1,000 monetary target to reach in order to secure their release and get entry to the party.
Whitelion is non-profit organisation that supports youth at risk. The organisation works to build meaningful relationships and create opportunities for young people who have become disconnected from our community.
Whitelion CEO Mark Watt said: ‘Bail Out Week is an incredibly important week for us. We’re hoping to raise $250,000 to help young people who have suffered abuse, neglect, drug addiction, poverty and those who have been involved with the youth justice and welfare systems. The more money we raise, the more Whitelion’s invaluable work can help to reconnect kids with society and reach their full potential.’
For further information visit www.whitelionbailout.org.au