OUTSPOKEN PR personality Prue MacSween has said she "refuses to become roadkill" after a comment in which she joked about running over controversial former ABC host Yassmin Abdel-Magied with her car.
The former journalist copped it on social media after she appeared on radio station 2GB's Deplorables program on Wednesday, hosted by Chris Smith.
She lived up to her fiery reputation after delivering a rant surrounding the self-declared "most hated Muslim" in Australia, describing her as a "dangerous" yet "irrelevant flea" who she was "tempted to run over".
MacSween's comments were sparked after Abdel-Magied appeared in a video interview with Buzzfeed UK. The Muslim activist and former Australia Widepresenter said she believed she had "toed the line" for 10 years in Australian public life before lashing out in the now-infamous Q&A clash with Tasmanian Senator Jacquie Lambie that catapulted her into the spotlight.
Ms Abdel-Magied said she was left feeling unsafe, and found life in Australia "exhausting", before leaving for London earlier this month.
"We all breathed a sigh of relief when she said she was heading off to the UK and we all thought it was safe to get out from under the covers but she's stuck her head up again", MacSween said to Smith.
Smith claimed Yassmin had "showed so much disrespect", referring to her infamous Anzac Day Facebook post.
"She says she was betrayed by Australia and felt unsafe in her own country. Well, actually, she might have been right there because if I'd seen her I would have been tempted to run her over, mate," she said as host Smith laughed in reply.
"She says that she's Australia's most hated Muslim. Well, she shouldn't flatter ourself. What about all those Muslim terrorists parts in our jails?
"We don't even give this flea a second thought any more, since she slinked away from this country in disgrace.
"She's quite irrelevant but she's dangerous. Every condemnation from us has been brought on by her own actions."
Since her comments, MacSween's received a barrage of online criticism from shocked listeners, calling her out for her disrespectful comments. Some called her comments uncouth and unnecessary, particularly because innocent people have died in vehicle-related attacks.
"I have an opinion. I wouldn't want to upset anyone, we know in terrorism people have resorted to using vehicles as weapons and that's not certainly even in my mind, if people have taken it that way that's a sad reflection on them," MacSween said in her defence.
"If someone is totally offended, I apologise."
But MacSween went on to attack the "left-wing loonies" that attacked her in the first place, arguing she has every right to voice her opinion.
"It was done as a flippant comment, if anybody was listening it was done in a jocular way," MacSween said to news.com.au.
"It's sad people have now lost their sense of humour, we used to celebrate larrikinism in this country, celebrate free speech and sadly that's gone.
"There is a left-wing swarm of loonies that don't have anything better to do than to attack you.
"I refuse to be roadkill. Get a grip and get a life."
Controversy has followed Ms Abdel-Magied to the UK. She recently made headlines when Channel 7 published a poll asking people to vote on whether she should have left the country or should "stay and face her critics".
Ms Abdel-Magied told Buzzfeed she thought her freedom of speech was stifled in Australia.
"Freedom of speech doesn't really apply to the truth," she said. "To me, that was my truth, but I wasn't really allowed to see it and people were very upset so it's taught me a lot."