One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has urged Aussies to splurge on her new $100 Christmas gin to help fund her YouTube cartoon series.
Senator Hanson launched the Please Explain series in 2022, originally pitched as six episodes, before going on to commission 30 YouTube episodes.
The launch of Senator Hanson’s Please Explain gin will raise funds to create 45 new episodes for the show’s second series, according to the One Nation website.
“Well, can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner,” Hanson said in a video posted to X (formerly known as Twitter).
“We’ve actually now released a limited edition … a ‘Please Explain’ gin.”
Unveiling the bottle, a cartoon of Senator Hanson donning a Santa hat is plastered across the label.
“It’s a Christmas spirit gin,” she went on.
The One Nation leader said the spirit was designed for “those special people in your life” or the Aussie who “likes a good tickle of gin like (she does)”.
“Please remember that this does help support our ‘Please Explain’ cartoons,” she said.
Senator Hanson’s YouTube channel is described as being designed to “set the record straight, voice her opinions and concerns on Australian issues plus also share other informative YouTube videos”.
An episode of the satirical series was removed from multiple social media platforms last year for spreading false claims about election fraud.
The senator had previously released a bottle of Rum Nation, which came in both a collector’s edition and a signed director’s batch and retailed for $100 and $150 respectively.
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The $100 gin bottle is distilled in Queensland by Sunshine & Sons and is free from added sugar, colouring, flavouring and chemicals, the One Nation website says.
Other One Nation merchandise sold on the website includes a Pauline Hanson bobble head, a “F*ck the United Nations” bumper sticker and a stubby holder labelled “This one’s for the gender neutral w*nkers”.
Senator Hanson’s Please Explain YouTube channel has more than 82,000 subscribers.