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Project hosts slam Rebel Wilson’s ‘stupid’ criticism of Australian government over Sydney lockdowns

The hosts of Australia’s talk show The Project have slammed Rebel Wilson after her criticism of the NSW government over the new Sydney lockdowns. 

After a news package featuring the Australian actress, 41, guest host Steve Price lashed out. 

‘Not sure smug rock throwing from LA is the way to go for Rebel. I don’t think she’s done herself favours there, has she? Stupid opinion’. 

Critic: The hosts of Australia’s talk show The Project have slammed Rebel Wilson after her criticism of the NSW government over the new Sydney lockdowns. Pictured: Waleed Aly

Host Waleed Aly weighed in, saying that perhaps living in the United States in recent years has swayed Rebel’s opinion. 

‘The one thing I would say, I know a few Australians who live overseas, it seems to me most of them feel like that,’ he began. 

‘I think unless you’re here… The whole world thinks – they’ve never been through what we’ve been through. Like two different planets. 

Not impressed: After a news package featuring the Australian actress, 41, guest host Steve Price (pictured) lashed out. 'Not sure smug rock throwing from LA is the way to go for Rebel. I don't think she's done herself favours there, has she? Stupid opinion'

Not impressed: After a news package featuring the Australian actress, 41, guest host Steve Price (pictured) lashed out. ‘Not sure smug rock throwing from LA is the way to go for Rebel. I don’t think she’s done herself favours there, has she? Stupid opinion’

‘We look at America and the UK – how could you live like that and through that? They do the same with us. It’s one of those situations.’ 

Host Peter Helliar added: ‘ You see stadiums full over there, the NBA playoffs and they’re doing it with COVID.’

It comes after Rebel, who is filming her new movie in the United States at the moment, expressed strong opinions on the Sydney lockdown

Not happy: It comes after Rebel (pictured), who is filming her new movie in the United States at the moment, expressed strong opinions on the Sydney lockdown. In an Instagram post shared Sunday, she posted a frowning selfie captioned, 'Sydney, WTF'

Not happy: It comes after Rebel (pictured), who is filming her new movie in the United States at the moment, expressed strong opinions on the Sydney lockdown. In an Instagram post shared Sunday, she posted a frowning selfie captioned, ‘Sydney, WTF’

Oh dear: Her second post showed a photo of shelves at a Woolworths supermarket, which had been stripped bare by panic buyers. She captioned that image: 'Mum took this at Woolworths'

Oh dear: Her second post showed a photo of shelves at a Woolworths supermarket, which had been stripped bare by panic buyers. She captioned that image: ‘Mum took this at Woolworths’

On Sunday, the actress shared a series of Instagram Stories slamming the new lockdowns. 

In her first post, she shared a frowning selfie captioned, ‘Sydney, WTF’. 

Her second post showed a photo of shelves at a Woolworths supermarket, which had been stripped bare by panic buyers. 

She captioned that image: ‘Mum took this at Woolworths’. 

A third photograph showed hanging tinsel, with Rebel writing across it: 'You can't keep locking down as a strategy'

A third photograph showed hanging tinsel, with Rebel writing across it: ‘You can’t keep locking down as a strategy’

A third photograph showed hanging tinsel, with Rebel writing across it: ‘You can’t keep locking down as a strategy’. 

Rebel has been filming her new movie, comedy Senior Year, in Atlanta, Georgia.    

Earlier on Sunday, New South Wales recorded 30 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the Bondi cluster to 112 as fears grow the outbreak is rapidly getting out of control.   

Premier Gladys Berejiklian thrust the city into a two-week lockdown as cases spread further away from the eastern suburbs epicentre, with several burgeoning super-spreader sites being a matter of concern.

Good genes! Rebel poses with her lookalike mother Sue Bownds (right) in January 2020

Good genes! Rebel poses with her lookalike mother Sue Bownds (right) in January 2020

Out of town: Rebel has been filming her new movie, comedy Senior Year, in Atlanta, Georgia

Out of town: Rebel has been filming her new movie, comedy Senior Year, in Atlanta, Georgia

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant on Sunday gave no guarantee that the lockdown would be lifted on July 9 as scheduled with cases surging and the long list of exposure sites growing at an alarming rate.

As it stands there are only four reasons for anyone in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour to leave their homes. 

Those reasons are work that can’t be done from home, essential shopping, medical care and exercise in groups less then 10.

Concerns: Premier Gladys Berejiklian (picured) thrust the city into a two-week lockdown as Covid-19 cases spread further away from the eastern suburbs epicentre

Concerns: Premier Gladys Berejiklian (picured) thrust the city into a two-week lockdown as Covid-19 cases spread further away from the eastern suburbs epicentre

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