THE entertainer at the centre of the St Kilda Football Club Mad Monday controversy will be in Warrnambool today for his first public appearance since the incident.
Blake Johnston was set alight by AFL football player Clinton Jones at a Mad Monday party in September making headlines around the world.
Johnston will be part of the Little Champion’s anti-bullying seminar at Warrnambool primary schools today to promote acceptance, tolerance and understanding of others.
Promoter Steven Pullen said Johnston was determined to turn the incident into a positive.
“He’s helping to spread the word about bullying,” he said. “He actually believes the best way to get the message out is through kids.
“He’s gone through a very tough journey. He still gets out and does things people never thought he would.”
Johnston will be back in Warrnambool in the new year when professional wrestling returns to the city when he appears at the Coastal Conflict event on January 4.
Mr Pullen said Johnston was looking forward to returning to the ring and was anticipating a big crowd.