Dune Rats throw support behind triple j’s Ben and Liam

“Public keyboard warrior criticism is a pretty dog act”

Everyone’s favourite Brissy stoners the Dune Rats have thrown their support behind triple j breakfast’s Ben and Liam after the pair opened up about mental health on-air for R U OK? Day last Thursday.

The heavy hitting segment saw Liam Stapleton reveal abuse he’d received online, on triple j’s text line and in real life – all just because some people don’t like the show.

“Sometimes it’s pretty relentless as well, like I’ve had times throughout the last eight months where I’ve opened messages to my personal account, even people quite explicitly telling me to take my own life,” Stapleton said. Listen to the audio below.


Meanwhile, massive stoners, champions of the oz music scene, and all around good guys the Dunies had a message which they shared on social media:

“Great stuff on the radio today from Ben and Liam. Public keyboard warrior criticism is a pretty dog act. Happy R U OK day, hug a mate.”

The discussion from triple j’s Thursday September 14 brekky show has since made headlines, with displays of support from both punters and media personalities alike.

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