Graffiti likening Josh Frydenberg to Adolph Hitler has been scrawled on campaign signs in Kooyong in an attack condemned by the Treasurer as “cowardly” and “unacceptable”.
“Regardless of one’s political persuasion, vandalism is unacceptable,” Mr Frydenberg, who is Jewish, said on Thursday.
“It’s one thing for these cowards to graffiti a sign, but it’s another thing altogether to invoke the horrors of the Holocaust and the evils of Hitler and the Nazis. These people should be ashamed of themselves.”
The graffiti, which has appeared on at least four outdoor display ads in the inner-Melbourne electorate, depicts Mr Frydenberg with a Hitler-esque moustache and devil horns. Writing on one defaced sign describes him as a “right-wing fascist”.