Twitter user stirs the pot with sleazy Abbott nickname

A TWITTER user with a questionable nickname is causing a stir for ABC's panel show Q&A after their comment popped up while ABC personality Annabel Crabb was in mid-discussion.

In a discussion about autobiographies versus memoirs, a tweet was shown on screen saying, 'I prefer ones twitter feed to their biographies #qanda'.

Seemingly innocuous until you read their Twitter name: AbbottLovesAnal.

The ABC has spent a chunk of the year fending off very public attacks from the Abbott Government following comments made by convicted criminal Zaky Mallah who said ministers like one appearing on Q&A might encourage Muslims "to leave and go to Syria to join ISIL".

Adding fuel to this ridiculous fire, Mr Mallah tweeted that the contentious Twitter user was a mate.

"The Abbott Loves Anal account is a friend of mine. I never thought he will make it after my fiasco loll. Great work mate."

Some were furious, with viewers declaring "heads should roll" over the stuff-up.

Others told the stirring account they were "the winner of the internet for this week".

Annabel Crabb herself said she was disappointment that the Twitter had obviously mispelled their name.

But the final word from Twitters goes for the experts over at The Conversation who recently announced they would scrutinise comments made by panellists on Q&A.

"Sorry #qanda, we can't #FactCheck Twitter handles."


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