Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, stood by her controversial comments on Thursday, pointing to the fact that she was mocked this week after climbing Uluru, a sacred site for Indigenous Australians. A ban on climbing Uluru will go into effect this October but Senator Hanson has previously called the upcoming ban “ridiculous.”

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“I don’t see how my tweet was somehow offensive and potentially harmful, if those tweets wishing I’d fall of Uluru are not,” Senator Hanson said in a press release.

Tweets making fun of Hanson trying to climb the sacred site were widespread on Wednesday, including one that said, “Praying for Pauline Hanson to fall off Uluru,” and another that said, “I wouldn’t mind seeing Pauline Hanson slip & break a neck climbing Uluru. #JustSaying.”

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Both of those tweets had been deleted by Thursday for violating Twitter’s terms of service, but Hanson still believes that she’s being discriminated against for being a conservative legislator.

The notice that Senator Hanson received from Twitter claiming that her tweet was in violation of the social media company’s rules
The notice that Senator Hanson received from Twitter claiming that her tweet was in violation of the social media company’s rules
Screenshot: Pauline Hanson Media Release
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“This is just a concerted effort by the left to once again push for the censorship of conservative politicians and commentators, but I won’t be silenced and I will keep working for the good of all Australians,” Hanson said.

Oddly enough, Hanson now appears to support the ban on climbing Uluru after she saw it for herself.

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“It’s quite scary. I was surprised. I’d never been out there before. There are issues. The main issue is security and safety,” Hanson told 10 Daily.

Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa during question time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa during question time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Photo: AP
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It’s easy to see why Hanson is a punchline in Australian politics, but she also has very real influence as a sitting senator from the state of Queensland. Hanson has previously made headlines for her bigoted statements about Muslims and Australians of Asian descent, as well as a host of other racist garbage.

Hanson also made international headlines after wearing a burqa into the Australian Parliament House in 2017 as a form of protest against Islam, and recently asked her Twitter followers to share stories of so-called “anti-white” racism.

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Hanson is appealing Twitter’s suspension and says in her own defense that the cattle prods are “low voltage” and “non-lethal.”

Best of luck with that, Senator Hanson, but maybe apply the old Golden Rule in this case—treat others as you want to be treated. If lefty politicians had shared a video saying that you should be hit with a cattle prod for trying to climb a sacred Indigenous site, would you still contend it was fine? Remember, the cattle prod is low voltage and non-lethal. How could you object?