Tim Minchin’s stinging musical editorial ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ in the top selling song in Australia right now.
Minchin wrote and recorded the protest to George Pell, the third highest ranking officer of the Catholic Church, after the cardinal claimed he was too ill to travel to Australia to face a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ teases the Pell “to come home by a sense of moral duty” and ends “perhaps you will come home and frickin’ sue me”.
The song has outraged venomous tabloid spruiker Andrew Bolt who seems devoid of a moral compass. Bolt called Minchin “the sanctimonious and foul-mouthed hypocrite” so it must be doing some good.
Minchin couldn’t care less about the tabloid hack attack justifying the song at his website, “The whole thing stinks to high hell, and many people in Australia are very, very angry…not least of all, the survivors in Ballarat, where abuse was sickeningly rife”.
Over 440,000 views were registered for ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ in the past 48 hours. In Australia the song may very well end the week in the Top 10.
The GoFundMe campaign for the victims has now raised over $179,000.
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