If the past two years of the Logies have proven anything, it’s that the Australian TV awards show and Twitter don’t mix. Last year Wil Anderson drew criticism for a series of mean-spirited tweets directed at Logie nominees, and comedian Catherine Deveny was fired from her post at The Age as a columnist for tweeting inappropriately about Bindi Irwin and Rove McManus. Dannii Minogue also tweeted about Home and Away veteran Ray Meagher’s Gold Logie win before it had been announced on TV due to the show’s 30-minute delay.
As a result, this year Logies organisers are trying to prevent such things happening again by writing on the invitations, “Please note, mobiles will not be permitted. Your co-operation is appreciated.” While they haven’t specifically mentioned Twitter, the no mobile rule is clearly linked to past years’ Twitter incidents. Interestingly, attendees won’t be searched upon arriving at Crown Casino, so it doesn’t seem like organisers are enforcing the no mobile restriction too strictly. We love reading the random observations from the show that we’re not able to see on screen, but we still like the winners to be a surprise (we’re sure Dannii had good intentions when she congratulated Ray before his victory was announced on TV). What do you think about the Logies trying to ban stars from tweeting during the broadcast?