‘ScoMo’s w***e’: Liberal candidate and mum-of-two targeted with sexist graffiti after daring to stand for a Greens seat
- Lauren Day, 38, is the LNP candidate in the Greens-held electorate of Maiwar
- Ms Day’s campaign signs have been graffitied with drawings of male genitalia
- She has also been labelled a ‘racist’ and ‘ScoMo’s w***e’ in some graffiti attacks
- Her supporters’ fences have been damaged by spray paint dripping off signs
- The mother-of-two said name calling is ‘not setting the right example for kids’
- Greens MP Michael Berkman’s signs were graffitied with ‘homophobic slurs’
A Liberal candidate running in a Greens electorate has been targeted by sexist graffiti which labelled her ‘ScoMo’s w***e’.
Mother-of-two Lauren Day, 38, is the LNP candidate for the Brisbane electoral district of Maiwar, which has been held by the Greens since 2017.
The Channel 10 reporter turned politician is campaigning for the Queensland state election on October 31. She revealed on Friday many of her signs have been defaced.
Ms Day posted a Facebook video showing two signs that had been graffitied with paint covering her face, one of which also said ‘racist’ in red paint.
LNP candidate Lauren Day (pictured), 38, standing next to a campaign sign that has been graffitied with the word ‘racist’ in the Brisbane state electorate of Maiwar on Friday
Another sign vandal had drawn faeces and male genitalia on Ms Day’s face, labelling it ‘ScoMo’s d**k’ and labelling her as ‘ScoMo’s w***e’.
Ms Day has never met Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
They had also blacked out her eyes and wrote ‘Blind to the truth’ and rewrote LNP to read ‘PNP: Penis National Party’.
In her Facebook video, Ms Day said she was ‘really upset and disappointed’ that her signs and her supporter’s properties had been damaged by the graffiti.
‘Fences have now been damaged. This is other people’s property. You can see down here for example this beautiful white fence has now got red paint all over it, which we will obviously fix – I don’t want this person to be punished,’ she said.
Ms Day with her son Joseph (left), six, and her daughter Rosie (right), one. ‘I’m a mum of two kids and I don’t think this is the right example for our children,’ she said about the sign graffiti
Ms Day said her supporters should not be punished for supporting a certain political party as it is anti-democratic.
‘This is not what democracy is. I’m a mum of two kids and I don’t think this is the right example for our children,’ she said.
‘I don’t want my children seeing this kind of thing going on in Maiwar. Let’s be better than this as an electorate.
‘Don’t punish people because they believe in a certain opinion.’
Ms Day said she has reported the matter to the police. Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Day and Queensland police for comment.
Ms Day posted a Facebook video showing two signs that had been graffitied with paint covering her face. Another sign vandal drew faeces and male genitalia on Ms Day’s face, labelling it ‘ScoMo’s d**k’ and labelling her as ‘ScoMo’s w***e’
The former Channel 10 reporter is married to police officer Matthew Day, with whom she has a daughter Rosie, one, and son Joseph, six.
Ms Day is running against Michael Berkman from The Greens, Palani Thevar from the Labor party and Jacob Rush representing United Australia in the Maiwar electorate.
Mr Berkman has held the seat since the 2017 state election, which is when Maiwar was formed as a merger of the Indooroopilly and Mount Coot-Tha seats.
This is the Greens’ first seat in the Queensland Parliament but Ms Day is looking to take it for the LNP at the next election.
Ms Day, her daughter Rosie, her son Joseph and her police officer husband Matthew Day. The former Channel 10 reporter said she has reported the graffiti to the police
Ms Berkman said his supporters were not responsible for the graffiti and said his own signs had been graffitied with ‘homophobic slurs’.
‘I’m confident none of our team would be involved in such horrible personal attacks, especially these gendered slurs,’ he told The Courier Mail.
‘People consistently tell me they’re sick of politics and I think childish name-calling only makes that worse, which is why I’ve deliberately avoided dirty politicking throughout this campaign.
‘I really feel for the volunteers who have to deal with this – my own team has spent the week cleaning and replacing Greens signs that were vandalised with homophobic slurs in Bardon. It has to stop.’
Michael Berkman from The Greens (pictured) said his supporters were not responsible for the graffiti and said his own signs had been graffitied with ‘homophobic slurs’