Chance Waters recently cemented his reputation as one of the bravest musicians in Australia after he revealed his struggles with bipolar disorder to fans in a heartfelt message on social media, branding 2015 as “easily the worst year of my life”.

Now, the outspoken rapper has come out swinging against one of the country’s most treasured cultural institutions, Australia Day. In a fiery post to his official Facebook page, Chance calls the holiday the “celebration of a brutal colonial invasion”.

“I am so done with Pedestrian TV,” Chance opens in his missive. “Today they post an ‘Australia Day’ ad with Lee Lin Chin and act like it’s fantastically funny etc.” wrote about the viral Australia Day Lamb 2016 ad on 9th January.

“Let’s get to the first point. Pedestrian get paid to post this shit. They do almost nothing for free, they post these things for cash as if it’s news and don’t ever disclose the fact. This goes for 90% of their click bait.”

While it’s not clear whether‘s post about the Australia Day ad was indeed native advertising that had been paid for, Pedestrian cite this Mumbrella article as the source of their story.

“If I wanted to make genocide cool with the kids Pedestrian would run a quirky buzzfeed style click bait article on 10 things that are hip this summer about genocide,” the Sydney rhyme-slinger continues.

“Further to this, a lamb is a fucking baby sheep. It is literally a baby sheep. A living mammal under the age of one who should still be frolicking with it’s family, is corralled into a metal chute before being strung up by it’s feet and having it’s throat slit.”

I am so done with Pedestrian TV. Today they post an "Australia day" ad with Lee Lin Chin and act like it's fantastically…

Posted by Chance Waters onSaturday, January 9, 2016

“For money, Pedestrian is willing to act like this is a funny and cool thing for the kids, without even disclosing they are paid to do so!” Chance then goes on to lambast the very idea of Australia Day, which many Indigenous Australians refer to as Invasion Day.

“For two, Australia Day is a celebration of a brutal colonial invasion that was so vicious there are records of native children being buried in the sand and having their heads kicked off,” Chance writes. “I hope ‘real Australians’ enjoy that tidbit as they char grill some baby sheep.”

Before signing off, Chance clarifies that while he’s taking aim at in his post, he would like to see Australian media companies “establish a moral baseline” and acknowledge native advertising.

“Honestly, I’m aiming at Pedestrian here but this is totally rife in Australian media,” he writes. “We need companies to either establish a moral baseline or acknowledge when they are being paid to feed you a story.”

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