Julie Goodwin created controversy after the death of Queen Elizabeth II by stating her views on the monarchy.
According to the winner of MasterChef Australia, the current monarchy system in Australia ought to be replaced with a republic, and the nation should move in that direction.
She had a lot of respect for the late Queen, but she still believed that the monarchy wasn’t “proper” or “relevant” in modern society.
“I want to say with the best respect to the Queen and to the monarchy and to monarchists that it’s not a populist thing,” the speaker said.
“The elections were not conducted in a democratic manner.
During her appearance on The Project this week, she went on a tirade about how “it is not put in place by the people of this country.”
She went on to discuss how her childhood recollections of Queen were “intertwined” with her national anthem performances throughout her life.
Julie said she places higher importance on the democratic process than the constitutional monarchy.
Many people criticised the actress for being “disrespectful” after her controversial words made so soon after the passing of Her Majesty.
Since the death of the Queen, there has been a rise in the number of people calling for Australia to become a republic.
A referendum was held in 1999, and the results showed that the majority of voters were against making any changes.