TJ Perenara and Taika Waitit are lashing out at Israel Folau's 'harmful' comments

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:59AM
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All Blacks and Hurricanes star TJ Perenara is the latest high profile rugby player to speak out against Israel Folau's comments on homosexuality.

The Wallabies star has caused an uproar over his comment on Instagram last month that God's plan for gay people was "Hell, unless they repent of their sins and turn to God".

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Chiefs halfback Brad Weber was the first high profile athlete to publicly slam Folau.

Perenara took to social media to join the debate, saying he is "100% against the comments" made by Folau.

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Meanwhile, it was announced that Folau will not be punished by Rugby Australia (RA) for his controversial stance on homosexuality.

Folau has caused quite the upset on social media with many people showing their support for the LGBT community and making it clear they do not stand by Israel. Weber had earlier tweeted his disgust at Folau's comments, saying it's "kinda sick" that players stayed quiet on the issue.

Taika Waititi has also shown he's standing with TJ Perenara! 

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Well, done for speaking out boys!

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