Prime Minister in stew over bad taste cannibalism joke
Key: I'd be on Tuhoe menu
Prime Minister John Key has further soured relations with Tuhoe by joking this morning that if he had a meal with them he would have been on the menu - taken by some to be a suggestion they were cannibals. Speaking at the launch of the Government's Budget tourism package, Mr Key said he had earlier this week had dinner with Ngati Porou representatives. "As I said, the good news was that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi, which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been the dinner," he said to the audience of about 200 from the tourism sector. Mr Key said he was sure Tuhoe would get the joke. But Maori MP Te Ururoa Flavell, whose Waiariki electorate includes Tuhoe's tribal area, told Radio NZ the joke was unfortunate and will add to the iwi's wounds.
John Key isn't racist, he's got a colour TV. After personally intervening to stop Tuhoe from having land returned that was stolen from them because he was frightened what his redneck supporters might say, John Key tops it off with a tasteless joke about cannibalism.
Who the fuck is advising Key over Maori issues? Don Brash?