Tony Abbott shocked Australia when he ate a whole, raw onion on TV as if it were a fresh apple

Australia is in a state of disbelief after Tony Abbott, the prime minister, was filmed eating a whole raw onion as if it were a fresh apple when visiting a farm in Tasmania.

Abbott was visiting Charlton Farm Produce near Devonport, Tasmania, when he picked up the onion and ate it, skin-on, merely commenting that it was delicious and not shedding a single tear, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. 

Here is a video of the event: 

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