Gay comedian and Triple J radio host Tom Ballard has posted an impassioned response to a controversial opinion editorial in the Daily Telegraph.

Ballard’s YouTube video takes conservative commentator Miranda Devine to task over comments she made in a piece about Penny Wong’s announcement that she and partner Sophie Allouache were to become parents.

“Why are so many people exhorting the rest of us to celebrate as if this were some major milestone in human civilisation?” Devine wrote at the weekend.

“The traditional heterosexual norm of a nuclear family and children is something to be kept in a closet like an embarrassment.”

No stranger to controversy, the News Limited columnist then proceeding to link the London riots to Wong’s announcement, claiming the violence was the “manifestation of a fatherless society”.

You can read Devine’s full column here.

Check out Ballard’s response below:

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