Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

One Nation's Sex Shop Trainwreck Interview

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

One Nation's Sex Shop Trainwreck Interview

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Byline: Andrew Backhouse news@dailymercury.com.au

A ONE Nation candidate for a Townsville region electorate is facing criticism for memes posted on the social media page of a sex shop he owns.

One Nation candidate for Thuringowa Mark Thornton was questioned by 7 News reporter Ben Murphy about his employment and said he owned Cupids Cabin, a sex shop on Nathan St in Aitkenvale.

Mr Thornton was then asked about a number of potentially inappropriate memes posted on the page.

He was asked if he monitored the Facebook posts for Cupids Cabin and said it was run by his partner.

Mr Murphy said a post on the site stated: "Good sex should be in the grey area between tickle fight and domestic violence".

"What do you make of that?" Mr Murphy asked.

Mr Thornton denied having seen it.

"That probably comes back to the Fifty Shades of Grey-type ... that's out there."

Mr Murphy quoted another post which stated "(Oral sex) a week can lower a man's risk of heart disease. …

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