It seems Bairdy did a Baird Baird thing when he decided to update his constituents on New South Wales’ official graffiti removal day with a Facebook post that was part-PSA, part troll. The internet has revolted pretty much en masse against the state Premier, sending his post viral, with almost 4,500 comments and more than 2,000 shares at the time of writing.
ICYMI: Mike Baird yesterday posted a photo of himself standing next to a piece of street art painted by ‘Kissing Kanye’ artist Scott Marsh, which depicts the Premier kicking back with a glass of Penfolds Grange (a nod to his predecessor) surrounded by a stack of poker chips, a past-our-Baird-time clock showing 1:31 am, and an illegal kebab in his hot little hand.
Alongside his Baird-ception snap, the Premier wrote, “Did you know that NSW has an official “graffiti removal day”? Well, it does. And it’s today. Just saying.”
The internet’s reaction:
While Baird undoubtedly thought he was just making a funny, the NSW populous begged to differ, calling him “arrogant”, “ignorant”, “out of touch” and a colourful assortment of other names that we’d have to wash our mouths out if we dared repeat.
Baird copped it for dismissing the piece of street art as “graffiti” and for saving up the snap of the artwork — which was removed more than five months ago — to use specifically for this lame joke.
Musician Nina Las Vegas led the charge of pissed off commenters, which included plenty of local musos such as former Papa Vs Pretty guitarist Luke Liang and The Art’s Max Warne.
Catch some of their comments below.