Protester Joshua Richardson, 19, said he had no problem with the Opera House being lit up in the "right context" but said this illumination was "horrible".
Controversy continues to plague The Everest horse race, with Racing NSW now suspending all bets on the event - billed as the "world's richest race on turf" - until this evening citing "security risks". Because hey, why stop at selling out just one national landmark?
Betting for the controversial Everest horse race has been suspended amid "security risks" ahead of the planned projection of the barrier draw onto the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night.
But on Tuesday morning, Jones backed down. The New South Wales premier overruled Opera House management to make sure Racing NSW were allowed to promote the Everest race through the projection of lights on to the side of the world heritage-listed building.
An image from the Racing NSW submission to the Opera House.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian then intervened within hours of the interview to allow the horse race's promotion but has denied she caved in to Jones.
On Friday, Mr Jones had called for Ms Herron's sacking after she resisted The Everest's initial proposal, saying the building was not a "billboard".
"I used some words in these programs about the Everest, and the Opera House, and Louise, which in hindsight I now most regret hearing, having heard the impact they've clearly had on some people", said Jones.
Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons also strongly vented his feelings on the matter, while The Chaser comedians managed to beam their own message onto the Opera House's famous sails in a stunt on Monday evening.