Why viewers have dubbed 2018's awards show 'The worst Logies ever'

It's referred to as 'television's night of nights' but for many watching at home, 2018's TV Week Logie awards went down more like a lead balloon than a prestigious event.  

Viewers took to Twitter to voice their disdain at various issues with this year's telecast, including what were called 'homophobic' and 'sexual harassment' comments made in jest by veteran TV star Bert Newton. 

The prevalence of nominees who didn't show up to claim their awards and complaints over Grant Denyer's Gold Logie win were also hot button issues. 

Not so great? It's referred to as 'television's night of nights' but for many watching at home, 2018's TV Week Logie awards went down more like a lead balloon than a prestigious event

Not so great? It's referred to as 'television's night of nights' but for many watching at home, 2018's TV Week Logie awards went down more like a lead balloon than a prestigious event

One Twitter user summed it up as: 'Homophobic slurs, making light of sexual abuse, giving the top award to the host of a B rate games show that was axed. It's time we ended this #Logies embarrassment for good #killthelogies'

Another wrote: 'Denyer winning gold, Newton just being casually homophobic, some wash up from that 70s show. I think it's time to shut down this s**t show down.'

Some users called it the 'worst Logies ever' with one claiming: 'The worst ever Logies...Watched (for) 36yrs. Bad bad bad'.

Yet another Tweeted: 'The WORST Logies ever (and I really mean it this year)... Such a trainwreck!' 

Bert, 79, raised eyebrows from the get-go when he joked that that young audiences would see him on screen and ask, 'Where has this old poof come from?'

Not impressed: Viewers took to Twitter to voice their disdain at various issues with this year's telecast, including what were called 'homophobic' and 'sexual harassment' comments made in jest by veteran TV star Bert Newton (pictured) 

Not impressed: Viewers took to Twitter to voice their disdain at various issues with this year's telecast, including what were called 'homophobic' and 'sexual harassment' comments made in jest by veteran TV star Bert Newton (pictured) 

Not amused: Many took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the 2018 Logies

Not amused: Many took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the 2018 Logies

Viewers at home were concerned with the use of the gay slur, with one Twitter user writing, 'I'm pretty sure Bert Newton just either outed himself (finally) or was outright homophobic'. 

Another complained: 'That Bert Newton bit was in bad taste, contained a homophobia slur and was just self-indulgent and unfunny. Hope this is the

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