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The utterly bizarre story behind Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s selfies with a gay porn star

Josh Jackman March 28, 2018

(Instagram/justinjedlica)

Last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull posed for pictures with a gay porn star.

Justin Jedlica somehow made it into Parliament House during the Federal Budget party and got selfies with Turnbull, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Senate President Stephen Parry and lawmaker Christopher Pyne.

And he didn’t attract any of the criticism which Cher faced when she took a selfie with the Prime Minister.

(Instagram/justinjedlica)

The music legend apologised for the picture after fans objected to her posing with a politician who many see as a historical opponent to LGBT rights.

Jedlica simply hit the headlines for his snaps, and now more details have emerged about how they came to be.

Speaking on KIIS FM, former Labour senator Sam Dastyari said that authorities only realised that a gay porn star was at the event when a security guard recognised him.

Jedlica with Julie Bishop (Instagram/justinjedlica)

“The Prime Minister has a private security detail,” Dastyari explained. “Their first job is to protect the PM for safety, and the second is to stop him from getting embarrassed.

“After the selfie had been taken, one of the security guards recognised (Jedlica) as a male porn star. He has a profile on XTube.

“They get the guy out of the room, escort him out of the building, and then there’s this bizarre cover-up as to who actually signed him in.”

Jedlica with Christopher Pyne (Instagram/justinjedlica)

He added: “Clearly they didn’t expect the Prime Minister’s security to be so good that they’d even know who a gay porn star is.”

As well as being a porn star, 37-year-old Jedlica is also America’s answer to the Human Ken Doll, with more than 130 surgeries so far.

In 2014, he told Oprah: Where Are They Now? that his husband, a wealthy businessman, pays for most of his surgeries.

(Instagram/justinjedlica)

He said: “I’ve definitely been on TV shows where we’ve had professionals try to diagnose me as having mental illness.

“I find it funny because those professionals have never seen me outside of the studio.

“I mean, I do understand the basic notion of body dysmorphic disorder and OCD. I think I have a very clear picture of what I look like. I’m not unhappy with the way that I look.

(Instagram/justinjedlica)

“If I choose to express my creativity through my plastic surgery, it’s no different than someone in fashion who deals with trends.

“Standards of beauty change, ideals of beauty change.

“I don’t understand why people think you have to be committed to the human form and that you shouldn’t be able to retain control to change it,” he added.

(Instagram/justinjedlica)

“I’m really interested in… possibly altering people’s thoughts on what beauty is or what is beauty supposed to be.

“It is for personal validation, but in the same way, it’s also to push other people to accept and understand and broaden the spectrum of what beauty is.”

More: Australia, Australia, Gay, gay porn, human ken doll, justin jedlica, malcolm turnbull

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