Friday, May 14, 2010

Key Tuhoe cannibalism joke sparks global media reaction

It would appear that international media are having a field day with John Key's quip about Tuhoe's cannibalistic past. According to the New Zealand Herald:

CNN, the Guardian, the United States' National Public Radio, Vanity Fair, the London Evening Standard, the Sydney Morning Herald and multiple international news wires have all picked up on the story, each adding a bit of their own humour.
Speaking at a tourism event in Auckland yesterday, Mr Key made a joke that "I would have been dinner" if he had dined with Tuhoe, after a dispute emerged this week over Treaty negotiations.
The remark has been criticised as badly timed and insensitive by Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell.
What's more, it is becoming evident that the controversy may continue for some time yet.
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