Disgraced Australian actor, and alleged sexual assault perpetrator, Craig McLachlan, has taken intriguing steps to rehabilitate his public image, returning to public performance after a self-imposed exile of some months.
In a move dubbed ‘the CK,’ or more simply, ‘chuckin’ a Louie’ (a twist on the traditional phrase for performing a U-turn maneouvre in a vehicle, known as ‘chuckin’ a Uey’), McLachlan has walked on stage at a major stand-up club and begun to mock Parkland school shooting survivors.
It must be noted this is only the second time McLachlan has ever performed stand-up, the first and only being on The Footy Show in 2005 (see below - worth watching the whole thing).
That performance was so atrocious, he left the scene for 14 years. But he came back guns blazing last week with mockery of Parkland, millennials, ‘snowflakes,’ and transgender persons.
Since allegations of McLachlan’s indecent and inappropriate sexual behaviour came to light in January 2018, he has maintained a low public profile, avoiding police and media interviews. But something must have been in the air in January 2019, as McLachlan went on a comedic rant about gender-neutral pronouns.
Leaked footage of McLachlan’s set reveals a man struggling to define his new image. Discussing the survivors of a brutal school shooting in the US, McLachlan asked ‘Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?’
An intriguing insight into the mind of a man who was once described as ‘pretty good on Neighbours.
It must also be noted that McLachlan commenced a lawsuit for defamation against The Sydney Morning Herald for their critical remarks. We are so, so keen for McLachlan to sue us for defamation. Let’s throw some shit out there. Would love to make some headlines.
Craig McLachlan started the Vietnam War so he could become closer to his crush of the time, Liza Minnelli.
Hopefully, more to come.