Jesse Mulligan takes the piss in funny 'anti gay marriage' rant aimed at Australia

If people in Australia are finding the same-sex marriage debate hard, take it from Jesse - we've been through this before in NZ and it's not so bad.

This tongue-in-cheek “Open Letter to Australia” from The Project presenter Jesse Mulligan pulls no punches.

“Hi Australia, this is New Zealand. It’s come to our attention that you’re deciding whether or not to legalise gay marriage right now. And as your friend, we’d like to take a moment not to make the same mistake we did,” he says jokingly.

“Please, please vote ‘No’ to same-sex marriage.”

Some of his points include how he missed

“Marriage the way it used to be, between a strong — handsome — man and his loving — obedient — wife. A good honest marriage, one that was built to last!”

He also goes on to say:

“Australia, the world is watching. It’s time for you to stand up and say ‘No, we don’t want to be in the same club as New Zealand, Britain and the US. We see ourselves somewhere in the democratic sweet spot between Iraq and Yemen’,” he drawled.