Tommy Little slammed over ‘disgraceful’ Project segment

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

The Project’s Tommy Little has been slammed over his “disgraceful” comments towards a mining CEO that he made on the show last night.

Viewers were left horrified when the 33-year-old appeared to mock Geoff Summers over his voice, suggesting it wasn’t masculine enough for someone in such a “tough” job. 

The awkward segment began when the comedian asked those at home to look at Geoff and make an assessment on his appearance.

Tommy Little has been slammed over his comments on The Project last night, about a mining CEO. Source: Ten

“Here’s a picture, he’s tough, I reckon he looks rich, he looks mean and he’s a miner, that’s the information we know about,” he said. 

“So see if this is how you were expecting him to sound,” he continued, before playing footage of him giving a talk in Tasmania.

Rove McManus joined in on the joke, mocking the CEO for not having a manly enough voice. Source: Ten

Guest pannellist Rove McManus quipped in on the joke, saying he’s “a man’s man, talking about the mines,” in a mock deep voice.

After the clip aired amid Tommy continued with his gaffe, teasing that Geoff sounded “like the first mining minor”.

While former radio host Rove asked if they were “mining for helium?”

Naturally, fans are enraged and have taken to social media to call out the show for their “double standards” and slamming them as “bullies”.

Be has contacted Ten for comment on the controversial segment.

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