Samuel Johnson Get Schooled By His Sister
Aussie actor Samuel Johnson has been slammed by his big sister Connie for announcing his retirement from acting.
The actor and radio presenter wrote on his charity's Facebook page, Love Your Sister, he would be hanging up his hat to focus on raising $10 million in the fight against cancer.
"I can't act anymore. Not if I'm to serve you properly," Johnson said.
"I cannot play pretend on telly while our families are falling."
"Cancer is the last true riddle of our time (not of our doing) and I wanna be part of the push to solve it once and for all - part of the new 'moonshot'."
On Monday, Connie took to Facebook to question her brother's decision to quit after 25 years in the business. And she didn't hold back.
"Giving up acting Samuel? At 38 years of age? Bit soon wouldn't you say?" Connie wrote.
"LYS needs you full time, I won't lie, but I need a Sam with a full belly because I know hangry doesn't suit you."
"All power to you but don't go cutting off your nose to spite (sic) your face dear brother."
Johnson is known for travelling around Australia on a unicycle to raise funds for cancer research and to share the story of his sister Connie, who was first diagnosed with aggressive bone tumour in her leg at the age of 11.
At 22 Connie was diagnosed and treated for a secondary tumour in her womb. Now, 39, she is battling breast cancer.
The Underbelly actor said he could not play on television while "science is being murdered".
"I promised that I would help raise $10M for those brilliant bloody scientists and researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research."
The actor criticised the Federal Government's lack of support to cancer research, describing federal funding as "static".
"Not until we get to that $10M and show those faceless f***ers at the top end of town just how serious we are about research here at ground level."
Connie lashed out at her brother for losing his manners and using the "F-bomb" in the heartfelt post.
"Were you drunk?"
"You and your tanties, you should've grown out of them by now silly."
"Like most everybody out there, I've been known to drop the odd f-bomb myself, but do we really need to do this in public?"
The 35-year-old said swearing could ruin their charity's reputation and steer away from its centre message.
"I'm happy for people to swear as much as they like in our feeds, we all know that cancer makes you want to swear if it does nothing else, but we need to attract corporate support to help us win the war against cancer - that's all that matters here."
"Wash out your mouth with soap young man and get on with the job," she added, posting a photo of herself holding out a bar of soap. Johnson replied to his big sister, attributing his potty mouth to his overriding emotions.
"Gotta pay that Con, as hard as it is to admit! As you know, my emotions override my brain sometimes, but I promise I will tone down the potty."
Despite his promise, he stood strong on his retirement stance, adding he would not act until the charity reached $10 million.
"Gotta stand by that one. Go to bed, it's late. xsambo."
Despite Johnson's curse-filled retirement post, his sister was proud and touched by his offering.
"I'm so proud of you and so touched that you would make such a personal sacrifice for me and all the other Aussie's like me."
"You really are an ok bloke. I'll keep you for a bit longer."