Network Ten has distanced itself from a cast member of one of its hit telemovies after he slammed the TV Week Logie Awards.
Jordan Raskopoulos, who had a supporting role in Underground: The Julian Assange Story, has held the Logies up to ridicule on an online forum.
Raskopoulos played Julian Assange's hacker buddy Trax and also appeared in the 2008 series Stupid Stupid Man.
He wants to influence the online voting for the Logies to claim Most Popular Actor.
Raskopoulos vowed to reward those who voted for him by letting them write lines of his acceptance speech.
"The Logie awards is Australia's equivalent of the Emmys. They're our annual television awards, they're utterly terrible and, unlike the Emmys, the big awards are decided by public vote," he wrote.
"They're usually won by soap opera actors, many a Neighbours starlet has claimed a Logie.
"Please don't misread this thread as a plea to the internet to vote for me for my own gain. This is an opportunity to get a man from the internet onto live television to mock an Australian institution (and potentially ruin my career)."
A Network Ten spokeswoman told AAP the network was disappointed with the comments.
"Ten in no way endorses Jordan's campaign or comments and the network is in full support of the TV Week Logies Awards," she said.
In the forum, Raskopoulos included a draft of his speech, where he quoted from Lord of the Rings and Monty Python, and also promised to "lick Richard Wilkins" if the opportunity arises.A comment has been sought from the organisers of the TV Week Logie Awards.
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