However, two weeks after his shock comments made headlines Keller clarified her position, insisting that although she had "no problem" with Gleeson, she was still saddened by his speech.
“I like Tom, we saw him at the airport, no problem with Tom. But (his speech) gave everyone permission to say, ‘yeah you’re all up yourselves, and this is all a big joke’. And it wasn’t a joke to me,” she explained. “I don’t know why in television we’re embarrassed to be proud of our work. The tourism industry has awards, the restaurant industry has awards … He got to a point where he said, ‘Sucko for wanting this, you know it’s all a dumb joke’ — and that’s what made me feel bad, because to the other nominees, it wasn’t.
She continued: “We were all worthy, and I don’t think we should be embarrassed for being worthy.”
It's no secret Gleeson's acceptance speech on the Gold Coast ruffled a few feathers. Following a political style campaign— which saw the Australian TV host bash nominees including Keller, Neighbours star Eve Morey, Doctor Doctor actor Rodger Corser, The Project host Waleed Aly, and Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac— Gleeson shocked viewers when he claimed Australians need to "lighten the f**k up".
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“Just because all of you want it and I’ve got it, don’t get angry with me. It’s all right, you’ll all survive. It’s a shame this is the last Gold Logie that’s ever going to be handed out — according to Grant Denyer, I’ve ruined the Logies. But at least I won this all by myself,” he said.
Do you know what would have been weirder? If I campaigned for this award sincerely … Imagine me just sincerely saying I was humbled by the award. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself. It would make me want to vomit.”