Russell Crowe Offers To Take In Six Manus Refugees
Russell Crowe says Australia's treatment of refugees at the now-closed detention
On Wednesday, the New Zealand-born actor tweeted:
Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It's fucking disgraceful— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 1, 2017
"Manus. A Nations [sic] shame. Lives held in limbo. Lives lived in fear &
In a response to another user's challenge that Crowe should house them if he felt "so ashamed" the Oscar winner tweeted:
"I've thought about this. I believe I could house and find jobs for 6. I'm sure there'd be other Australians who would do the same."
About 600 asylum seekers and refugees have barricaded themselves inside the mothballed Lombrum detention
The Daily Telegraph reports Crowe has since reached out the prime minister asking how he can help "simplify this mess".