Posted: 20 September, 2016 by Triple M Brisbane

Barnesy Reveals Why He Was Copping Death Threats


Last night on ABC's Q&A, Jimmy Barnes revealed he and his children were sent threats after the singer asked anti-immigtation groups, including Reclaim Australia to quit using his music at their rallies. 

While promoting his new book Working Class Boy, Barnes referenced his request in July last year that the group stopped playing the Cold Chisel song Khe Sanh.

"Free speech and hate speech don't go hand in hand," he said. 

"When reclaim Australia started, I was watching on the news and suddenly there's 'Khe Sanh' or 'Working Class Man' being played...while people are marching around yelling hate."


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