Tones and I denounces government support for Covid for sport instead of the arts
‘Throw us one foot and maybe we’ll have some help’: Tones and I denounce government support for Covid for sport as arts industry struggles
Musician Tones and I slammed the government for providing financial support for sport as the arts and entertainment industry struggles during Covid.
The 27-year-old, real name Toni Watson, shared her frustration with the lack of help available for artists compared to soccer players on Fitzy & Wippa Tuesday.
“How decimated has the music industry been? How bad are some of these bands without a lot of government support? Asked host Ryan Fitzgerald.
‘Throw us a soccer ball and maybe we’ll get some help’: Musician Tones and I slammed government for providing financial support for sport as arts and entertainment industry struggles during Covid
The singer replied, “Well, I mean the biggest joke going around right now between me and all the other artist friends is to ‘throw a foot in an artist’s hand and maybe they’ll get to government assistance “.
She added: “We enjoy soccer and when it’s open we are soccer – everyone knows that in my house the soccer is on when it is on – but at the same time we also support the artists of this house. “
Tones and I also revealed how fans of his recent spectacle in Tasmania were not allowed to stand as the football stadiums reached their full capacity.
Double standard: The 27-year-old, real name Toni Watson, shared her frustration with the lack of help available for artists compared to soccer players on Fitzy & Wippa on Tuesday
“I just did a tour, my tour was outdoors. I was playing Riverstone in Brisbane, I was playing on Tassie’s outdoor stage, people weren’t even allowed to stand up, ”the Dance Monkey star said.
“When I went to soccer, even though they say they stretch, they aren’t. When I went to the bathroom, when I was in line to eat, when I went out, I have videos of it. This is madness.
“I want football to come back to Victoria and I understand that the government doesn’t make a lot of money with artists, I understand. Artists don’t make money. There are so many artists right now who need support! ‘
Lack of Support: “Well I mean the biggest joke going around right now between me and any other artist friend is to” throw a soccer ball in an artist’s hand and maybe they’ll get some government help, ”she said.
It comes after Tones and I bought his fourth home, a $ 7 million mansion in Mount Eliza, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, in April.
The state-of-the-art property includes a basement living room, pool and spa, plus a marble kitchen with a $ 150,000 oven.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion also has a tennis court, fireplace and bar, as well as a 3,000-bottle wine cellar.
‘This is madness’: Tones and I also revealed how fans of his recent spectacle in Tasmania were not allowed to stand as football stadiums reach full capacity