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Fans turn on Robert Irwin’s extremely cringey Twisties ad with G Flip

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Robert Irwin and G Flip have joined forces for the latest Twisties campaign, but not everybody is happy about it.

The wildlife conservationist, 20, and the Aussie musician, 30, star in a new ad allowing snack fans to vote for their favourite Twisties flavour: Chicken or Cheese.

In the cringeworthy clip, Robert advocates for the chicken flavour while G Flip guns for cheese.

‘To all my chookstituants! I say chicken is the people’s Twistie!’ Robert says from a podium.

‘Cheese has carried chicken on its delicious shoulders for far too long! No more cluckin’ lies,’ G Flip adds.

Robert Irwin (pictured) and G Flip have joined forces for the latest Twisties campaign, but not everybody is happy about it
The wildlife conservationist, 20, and the Aussie musician, 30, star in a new ad allowing snack fans to vote for their favourite Twisties flavour: Chicken or Cheese
In the cringeworthy clip, Robert advocates for the chicken flavour while G Flip guns for cheese

But the lighthearted clip has sparked backlash in the comments of the post that was shared to Robert’s Instagram page.

Several fans have turned on the star for remaining silent about global issues, particularly the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

‘Children are starving in Gaza and Congo and Sudan and this is what you’re doing as someone with a platform in this world? Shame on you,’ one user wrote.

Meanwhile, another said they were surprised Robert was not vegan considering he is a wildlife conservationist.

‘I’m honestly surprised that you aren’t vegan, or at least vegetarian @robertirwinphotography someone who loves and cares about animals like you should care about the animals in the meat industry too,’ they said. 

Others, mainly non-Australians were simply confused by the campaign.

‘Me as an American looking at this like: what,’ one fan commented.

‘Wtf did I just watch!’ another added. ‘I’m on team cheese, sorry Robert.’

But the lighthearted clip has sparked backlash in the comments of the post that was shared to Robert’s Instagram page

‘Ohhh My God … what in Cry-key HELL is this?!?! I can’t re-watch that ever again,’ someone else wrote, while another said, ‘Tf is a Twistie.’

However many loved the campaign, and gushed over Robert’s performance.  

‘Robert for prime minister,’ one said, while another gushed ‘This is hilarious.’

‘This looked like so much fun to be a part of,’ one more added. 

It comes after fans came to Robert’s defence after detractors complained that he and his mother Terri, 59, are frequently seen together.

‘Is Robert and his mother joined at the hip. She is in every pic you see of him,’ one person wrote in the comments while another said, ‘He’s 20 now!’

However there was plenty of support for their close relationship, with one person replying, ‘He’s a lucky young man to have her.’

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Another wrote: ‘People saying why Robert has he’s mum in so many photos. Remember every day is precious. Life is fragile. The Irwin’s like millions of other families have experienced loss on a monumental scale.

‘Steve was larger than life. It’s lovely that they do spend so much time with each other. Don’t be so critical.’

One more said: ‘What is wrong with someone having a close relationship with their mother?’

‘Who cares? It’s his mom and they seem to be a very tight-knit family,’ yet another said. 

The pair did nothing to dispel talk about their closeness when they stepped out together in Oregon earlier this week. 

The mum and son were in the region visiting family members and appeared in great spirits as they strolled together.

An I’m A Celebrity producer expressed concerns about host Robert‘s decision to bring his protective mother Terri on set. 

Terri accompanied her son on his trip to South Africa as he films his debut season of the popular Channel 10 program alongside co-host Julia Morris, 55. 

Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, an anonymous producer has admitted that Terri’s presence on set every day is ‘a little creepy’, saying: ‘It is giving ‘bringing your-mum-to-school-camp vibes.’

Robert Irwin (left) and his mother Terri Irwin (centre) are known to be very close. On Monday, the mother and son duo posed together in multiple images shared to Instagram during their travels overseas in May

Terri, who has been in charge of Robert and his big sister Bindi’s showbiz careers since the death of their father Steve in 2006, has apparently kept a close eye on everything Robert does while working on the program. 

‘The two have an excellent relationship and Terri couldn’t be nicer but there are not many situations where employees will have their mum at work with them, just to make sure everything is above board,’ the insider said. 

Comparing Terri to the Kardashians’ famous ‘momager’ Kris Jenner, the producer claimed Robert Irwin’s contract even included a section that allowed him to bring his family on set. 

‘The deal was done when Robert signed on as host late last year. He wanted his family to come with him,’ they alleged, adding: ‘Maybe it will be just for this series,  but maybe Terri will always be standing in the wings. Who knows’. 

Some detractors complained that the pair are frequently seen together

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