• McAdam has called out Andrew Bolt on Yokayi Footy. (NITV)Source: NITV
The former St Kilda great looked straight down the camera as he chipped the conservative columnist for being misinformed on the issue.
By
Dan Butler

Source:
NITV News
23 Jun 2021 - 3:59 PM  UPDATED 23 Jun 2021 - 6:00 PM

Former St Kilda great Gilbert McAdam has revealed that he offered columnist Andrew Bolt a chance to listen to his father's story of being stolen.

Bolt has continually used his platform to question the validity of the Stolen Generations, going as far as describing them as 'preposterous and obscene'.

Speaking on NITV's Yokayi Footy, McAdam spoke about his family's personal experience. 

"My dad is Stolen Generation... He got taken away cause he had white (skin)," he told fellow panelists. 

"They took all the Aboriginal people who were fair-skinned and took them to beagle bay.

"So my history of racism, it goes way back. I take it very personal."

He also revealed he had emailed Andrew Bolt after he had written articles questioning the truth of Stolen Generation survivors. 

"I said I’ll take you to where my father was taken away, and show you everything if you want to (see it).

"You know what he emailed me back? 'You were a great footballer...' That’s not what I want to hear."

McAdam looked straight down the camera as he addressed Mr Bolt personally. 

"Come with me bruz, I’ll take you out to Springvale Station, I’ll show you where (it happened)."

Fellow panellist Josh Hill agreed more education on the subject was needed and encouraged viewers to watch the classic film "Rabbit-Proof Fence".

Host Tony Armstrong acknowledged the difficulty and hurt in discussing the subject, while McAdam admitted he could talk about the subject at length. 

"I could talk about it for five hours, but being a half-hour show I have to (condense) it. I hope (the viewers) have learned something today," he said.

Tune in to Yokayi Footy every Wednesday night 8pm on NITV.

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