A media brouhaha has been stirring in Australia this week over the gender-specific book publicity preferences of Ellen DeGeneres‘ significant other, Portia.

To promote her memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain on the morning TV show Sunrise, via satellite from LA, Portia demanded that only the female half of the program’s co-hosting duo, Melinda Doyle, do the interviewing duties. Understandably, this did not sit well with Doyle’s colleague David Koch, who took to Twitter and ignited the ensuing firestorm.

Tweeted Koch:


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