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Thursday, May 13, 2010

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?

16 Comments:

At 13/5/10 5:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahaha Nice. I still wonder what they were discussing at the negotiation table. The least I would have thought they should have been discussing would be expectations post hand over.

I think John was merely acknowledging that he wasn't very popular with TUHOE and for once he's got it right!

 
At 13/5/10 6:26 pm, Anonymous Beepee of Auckland said...

All I can say is just " Get Over It ". It was only a joke or is this a case of " The truth hurts " I don't go around getting upset at his joke as it could have been some of my relatives that the Maoris ate way back when.

 
At 13/5/10 7:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faux outrage from liberals who won't say a thing about maori child abuse and how to solve that rather more important problem to a bad joke.

 
At 13/5/10 8:17 pm, Anonymous honest kiwi said...

Donkey should resign

I am sick of all the sockpuppets defending him


Shame on you

 
At 13/5/10 9:01 pm, Blogger Nix Hikoreta said...

I reckon he should grow some balls and tell everybody how he really feels! Thats being Tuhoe right back. Who cares who ate what the main thing is he is honest about what the f... is happening. Hate dishonesty spesh when every1 is so dead serious about the issue! Can'
t b nice 4 2hoe. Yeh when one's serious and the other isn't of course it wouldn't feel that bad. I reckon he should just grow some balls so every1 knows where he's at.
kati

 
At 13/5/10 9:45 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

Guys - are you kidding me? It was a joke? That's th best you can do? If it's a joke, why the fuck is Tuhoe laughing? Look, you can write it off as Key being medicated up to the eyeballs and not getting the full ramification of what he was saying, or you can say it's key dog whistling to build his redder necked vote - but drop the joke defense, it's pitiful.

 
At 13/5/10 11:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recken, he is laughing all the way to the ballot box. He has the Maori Party drooling over a coaliton agreement,that is dishing out all this neo-liberal crap ... The joke is on the Maori party... How many of our whanau can we shit on, with the Nats and Act?
Heaps bro'

 
At 13/5/10 11:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cos it is a Joke bombs. People make jokes in every work place in the country. You must know this - unless you've never been in one.

With Mainstreem NZ, this settlement business is a joke, and Key is articulating that. NZ exists outside of Princess Street.

 
At 13/5/10 11:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the best you have? If so, Key will be in power for many a year to come! Find some real mud, this won't stick, too daft by half.

 
At 14/5/10 2:11 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man is a cock, an embarrasment.

 
At 14/5/10 8:13 am, Anonymous Kerry said...

a major wanker.....and so are his supporters...the guys a lightweight, and i wouldnt trust him with my loose change!

 
At 14/5/10 8:13 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuhoe have been fucked by the crown probably worse than any other Maori. Read a synopsis of the land confiscations, not to mention "starvation, deprivation and atrocities"- very very sad, and infuriating. Let's not forget the police road block targetting them during the so-called Uruwera 8 joke. If they're a bit sensitive about being referred to as cannibals I think we should respect that.

 
At 14/5/10 8:31 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's a joke, why the fuck is Tuhoe laughing?

????
Tuhoe are laughing because it's a joke.

Is this a special needs blog?

 
At 14/5/10 8:46 am, Blogger Bomber said...

DOH - Just my special needs writing

If it's a joke - why ISN'T Tuhoe laughing

 
At 14/5/10 8:59 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so pissed off about this...
Even the Aussies (not exactly a bastion of race relations) gave Uluru Ayres Rock back and whites go there from all over...
We can give a national park to some mining co. but we cant give it to our own Maori people.

 
At 14/5/10 1:19 pm, Anonymous fatty said...

Joke + race issue + power = Racism

If it was said by a red neck at a pub, it would be a joke, if its said by a country's leader, half way through consultations with Maori, its no longer just a joke. Its racism.

 

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