EXCLUSIVE: Christian Wilkins says he’d rather be called a “s**t” or a “s**t” than trolls make fun of disabled people – after a bully’s sickening rant about his Derby Day outfit
Christian Wilkins has issued a statement after a troll called him a “hot lady” and criticized his Derby outfit at Penfolds on Saturday.
The model and influencer told Daily Mail Australia about it Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, he would rather be called “sh*m” than trolls mocking people with disabilities.
“My older brother has Down syndrome and I just don’t think people should use it [that word]”, said the 27-year-old.
Christian Wilkins (pictured) has spoken out after a troll called him ‘attention-seeking’ during criticism of his outfit at the Penfolds Derby on Saturday
“If people want to attack me, I’d honestly rather be called an af*g. At least it’s me and my community and I can protect it,” he added.
“I know when it comes to my brother, he doesn’t necessarily have the ability to talk.”
The keyboard warrior called Christian “attention grabber” on Instagram last weekend in response to his derby day outfit.
The model and influencer told Daily Mail Australia at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday that she would rather be called a “b*g” than trolls make fun of people with disabilities
Christian responded by posting a harsh meme on his Instagram stories, adding that he found the term — a slur aimed at people with disabilities — offensive.
“Honestly think what you want,” Christian wrote. “But as a sibling of someone with a disability, I find that term very offensive.”
Christian, who has four siblings, is the son of Richard Wilkins, one of Channel Nine’s longest-serving presenters.
“My older brother has Down syndrome and I just don’t think people should use it [that word]”, said the 27-year-old. (Pictured: Christian at Derby on Saturday)
Richard’s eldest son, Adam, 47, has Down syndrome.
A troll made fun of Christian’s Derby Day costume as if it were a Halloween costume.
The meme listed several “features” on the suit’s packaging, including “seasoning tape,” “chicken fillets,” and a “Richard Wilkins tick of approval.”
A troll mocked Christian’s Derby Day costume as if it was a Halloween costume (pictured)