Melbourne radio host Meshel Laurie has taken aim at Bec Judd after the AFL WAG slammed the Victorian government for not doing enough to combat crime in her posh suburb of Brighton.
Laurie, 49, uploaded a string of snarky Instagram posts in response to the glamorous influencer, 39, who last week said she ‘felt unsafe’ in her $7.3million mansion.
‘When are we going to tell Bec that more police around her compound would mean higher taxes?’ she asked in one of the posts.
Melbourne radio host Meshel Laurie, left, has taken aim at Bec Judd, right, after the AFL WAG slammed the Victorian government for not doing enough to combat crime in her posh suburb of Brighton
‘They never understand tax pays for that stuff,’ the podcaster added with a series of laughing-crying emojis.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, Laurie appeared to suggest Judd doesn’t understand what’s going on outside the ‘high walls’ of her 7.3 million mansion.
‘Not sure if the Western side of the bay counts as #bayside but this is us enjoying our lives today, feeling safe without even having the security a multi-million dollar compound,’ she wrote in another Instagram post.
Laurie uploaded a string of snarky Instagram posts in response to the glamorous influencer. ‘When are we going to tell Bec that more police around her compound would mean higher taxes?’ she asked in one of the posts’
‘I know research can be boring but I’m more than happy to help if anyone would like to know the facts about Melbourne’s crime statistics,’ she sarcastically added.
‘It can be hard to know what’s really going on out here, on the other side of the high walls of the compound.
‘But it’s quite safe my dears. Don’t be afraid. Laurie accompanied her post with a photo of her children playing at the park, framed by the words words: ‘Melbourne’s rates of violent crime have decreased, year on year, since 2014. Be influenced by stats.’
Laurie accompanied one of her posts with a photo of her children playing at the park, framed by the words words: ‘Melbourne’s rates of violent crime have decreased, year on year, since 2014. Be influenced by stats’
This message appeared to take a dig at Judd’s job as a social media influencer.
Laurie also uploaded a screenshot of a story reporting that crime rates ‘where Bec’s mansion is’ are down 23%. She simply captioned the image with an eye-rolling emoji.
It’s not the first time Laurie has publicly taken aim at Judd – she famously criticised the activewear designer In 2017 for posting bikini photos of herself looking slim.
Laurie, who is a mother of twins, said at the time that Judd’s svelte post-baby body made her ‘mad’.
Speaking on her KIIS FM radio show with Matt Tilley, Laurie quipped: ‘There’s no photos of me holding my newborn twins in a bikini’ before stating ‘god her body makes me mad.’
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) hit back at Judd on Sunday after the AFL WAG slammed his government for not doing enough to combat crime in her posh Melbourne suburb
‘You know I love Bec Judd as a person, but I’m furious with her body. She’s so funny and kooky and great, but god her body makes me mad,’ she laughed.
‘She’s so funny and weird she should really be a fat chick. She’s got the personality of a fantastic fat chick. She should be an honorary fat chick.’
Laurie’s posts on Tuesday came after Judd slammed the Victorian government for not doing enough to combat crime in Brighton.
Judd claimed the state government didn’t ‘seem to care’ or be doing anything about the ‘rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of the gangs in Bayside’.
Responding to Judd on Sunday, Premier Dan Andrews said: ‘I’m not interested in having an argument with Ms Judd’.
‘I’m also obliged to point out though, I think there are more than 70 additional police in the Bayside area, and the most recent crime statistics released by an independent agency would not support those sweeping assessments about patterns of crime.’
The Victorian Premier rubbished the mother-of-four’s claims, insisting recent crime statistics in her affluent suburb of Brighton don’t support her fears
Mr Andrews said an additional 500 police officers and 50 public service officers were deployed as part of May’s state budget.
‘I say this respectfully to Bec Judd, or anybody – I don’t want anybody to feel unsafe,’ he said.
‘I’m sorry she feels that way. The data would tell a different story, but it is about personal feelings and your sense of safety.
Upset: Last Thursday, Judd slammed Andrews’ government for not doing enough to combat ‘rapes, bashings and home invasions’ in her posh suburb
‘I hope that knowing those things, or perhaps learning those things, puts her mind at ease.’
Judd lives in the sprawling mansion in Brighton in the city’s southeast with her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd, and their four children.
Her home boasts a gym, a tennis court that can be turned into ‘a footy oval or cricket pitch’, and a magnesium salt pool.
The good life: Judd lives in a $7.3million mansion in Brighton in the city’s southeast with her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd (right), and their four children
There is also a spacious wet bar complete with a snooker table and a bar.
Judd wrote in her Instagram post: ‘So sick of the rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of the gangs in Bayside.
‘I personally know two women who have experienced home invasions in Brighton in the last few weeks while they were at home.’
She reposted CCTV footage of a group of young men lurking outside properties in her affluent suburb and claimed it made her feel ‘unsafe’.
‘So sick of the rapes, bashings and home invasions at the hands of the gangs in Bayside,’ Bec wrote to Instagram
The teenagers, who were allegedly armed with knives, were filmed lurking outside several properties in the Bayside area before crashing a stolen BMW into a tree.
Liberal Brighton MP James Newbury slammed Mr Andrew’s response and labelled it a form of ‘victim blaming’.
‘How dare Daniel Andrews attack a woman because she feels unsafe…’ he told The Herald Sun.
‘His behaviour sounds a lot like victim blaming. There have been three home invasions in Brighton this week, a police shooting, and many more home invasions in local streets over recent months.’
Victoria Police launched Operation Ibis last week and have already arrested and charged 14 people.
Mr Newbury claimed residents were so scared they were hiring private security to protect them.
Liberal Brighton MP James Newbury (pictured) slammed Mr Andrew’s response and labelled it a form of ‘victim blaming’