Letter to the Editor - August 5: Time to stop hurtful words

THE controversy surrounding Adam Goodes has now developed a life of its own.

Many words and phrases are being said that are emotive and could be seen as offensive or hurtful.

Adam finds so much of the commentary to be hurtful and offensive.

As such, it is time to draw a line in the sand. That he has withdrawn from football is a transparent illustration of the stress and hurt he is feeling.

What has occurred over the last few months or weeks can't be altered. But tomorrow brings a new day.

Regardless of what we think or how we act, the impact of what we do or say should never cause hurt to others.

Race, sexuality, religion and appearance should never be the grounds for discrimination of any kind.

Jeff Kennett,
Chairman, beyondblue



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