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NSW MP Sonia Hornery has been praised for her sense of humour after she accidentally referenced threesomes in a post about Covid-19 restrictions.
The state member for Wallsend, west of Newcastle in the Hunter region, made the unfortunate typo while updating her Facebook page about yesterday’s statewide lockdown announcement.
In a bid to address widespread confusion around restrictions, she shared a detailed FAQ explanation of various rules, including those around single bubbles and partner visits.
But her followers were left even more confused by her response as to whether a partner could visit someone with housemates.
“Yes your partner can visit even if you love with others,” she wrote.
The awkward comment sparked a huge reaction, with one cheeky resident swiftly sharing a screenshot.
“I guess the rules are more progressive than I first thought,” he commented.
Ms Hornery quickly responded: “no threesomes” - which has since received almost 500 likes.
Comments celebrating her light-hearted humour and quick-wit flooded in.
“Ahh you gotta have a sense of humour in these rough time,” posted one person.
Another said: “Keeping it real. Humour always helps in situations like these.”
“BOOM....mic drop. Love your work Sonia. This comment has made my day,” said another Facebook follower.
The hilarious mistake was later turned into a viral TikTok video by Wallsend local Sunshine Ruby Troi.
“I don’t know how many of you are following your local MPs on social media, but Sonia has just hit it out of the park today,” she said.
The statewide lockdown came into force at 5pm yesterday and will last until 12.01am on August 22.
Residents in regional areas who were not already under stay-at-home orders were given less than three hours notice yesterday afternoon to prepare themselves for at least a week of restrictions.
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