Seven’s The Voice crowned its winner last night and PE teacher Lachie Gill won, however, social media has erupted with disappointment that a “white man” took the top prize.
Interestingly, Gill beat out, Thando Sikwila, Jordan Tavita and Faith Sosene – all incredible talents and now people on social media are sharing their disappointment that a white man ended up with the most votes.
Particularly, because the other three finalists were diverse and incredibly talented.
I hate people pulling the race card but how did the weakest voice outta the four finalists, who happened to be the only white person outta all of them, win #thevoiceau ? You cannot convince me Lachy was a serving winner! Well done once again for showing your privilege!
— Salam Tol (@SalamTol9) May 29, 2022
OF FUCKING COURSE THE GENERIC WHITE MAN WINS #TheVoiceAU
—Naminaz (@Naminazina) May 29, 2022
— DonskiJazz (@DonskiJazz) May 29, 2022
Really bad, 3 people if color with incredible voices and the one white guy with tge average voice wins. Well done Australia providing yet again if you aren’t white you can’t win #TheVoiceAU
— 💧 Jenny Mul (@jenharl) May 29, 2022
—Caro Line (@craftycaro1971) May 29, 2022
— Martha 🇿🇼 (@marthachantelle) May 29, 2022
Of course, Gill’s win comes off the back of people in general pushing for more diverse representation on their Australian television screens, so while Gill’s definitely got an incredible voice and is a clear talent, these conversations are also worth having.
While you may not agree with the internet’s take on Gill’s win, it is nice to see this kind of discourse erupting online.