Children’s Music Played to Harass Homeless People
drive someone nuts: to annoy, anger, or frustrate someone a lot
A children’s song by the Wiggles has been turned into a controversial tool against the homeless in Bunbury, Australia. The local government played one of their songs, “Hot Potato,” over and over to stop homeless people from sleeping in public.
The Wiggles were not happy. They said they make music to make children and families happy, not to keep people away. The city of Bunbury turned off the music after hearing from The Wiggles.
Leslie Riley, a local man struggling with addiction and homelessness, said, “The music, it drives us nuts.”
Others in Bunbury have called for more empathy in the city’s actions.
1. The dripping faucet drove me nuts; I couldn’t focus on my book.
2. My little brother’s constant questions can drive me nuts when I’m trying to do homework.
3. Waiting in long lines drives me nuts because I am not a patient person.