A senior Channel 10 journalist has been targeted in a Twitter backlash after she posted a two word tweet today.
Senior journalist Candice Wyatt tweeted "Bye Bye" with a waving hand emoji following Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos' announcement that she'd resigned.
Wyatt shared Mikakos' own tweet with her full statement regarding her resignation. The short tweet has prompted a fierce response on social media, with hundreds of responses and quotes.
Countless social media users responded with outrage to the tweet, accusing Wyatt of political bias.
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Political commentator Peter van Onselen said he agreed Mikakos needed to resign, but he called the criticism of the former health minister a "childish pile on".
Author John Birmingham replied to the tweet with a meme, asking Wyatt, "U wot mate?".
Jonathan Green, an ABC presenter and the editor of literary journal Meanjin shared the tweet, appearing to mock Wyatt's role as a senior journalist.
Journalist Peter Brent also shared a screenshot of a tweet Ms Wyatt later retweeted, calling for Ms Mikakos' resignation.
"Andrews has lost the Channel 10 newsreader vote," Mr Brent said.