Chris Hemsworth Slams Australian Prime Minsters Child Abuse Joke

Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Hemwsorth has alleged that former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott made an offensive joke about his charity work helping abused children

Hemsworth, 34, is a patron of the Australian Childhood Foundation, an organisation that provides support for victims of child abuse.

In 2014 the father-of-three met with Abbott, who was then Australia’s prime minister, to discuss how children can be protected from institutional abuse in schools.

 In an interview , Hemsworth recalled, “Tony Abbott said to me, ‘You know, I went to a Catholic school as a kid but no one did anything to me. Maybe I wasn’t good-looking enough.’ I sat there, like, ‘Is he kidding? Is he making light of this issue?’”

The star is proud of his work with the children’s charity, for which he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Chris is taking part in a charity walk in Melbourne, Australia later this month to raise funds for the foundation and told reporters how important he believed the organisation’s work is.

“We know that loving relationships are critical to healthy development,” he said. “All children need and deserve love. It’s also time to celebrate love as the central force in our defence of children. Every time we stand up for children, that’s love in action.”

Abbott is a controversial figure in Hemsworth‘s homeland and was ousted as prime minister by members of his own Liberal Party in 2015

Last month he slammed officials from Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) for hiring the rapper Macklemore to perform at their showpiece Grand Final game.

 

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