By: Steve Dellar | 04-11-2018 | News
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New Zealand - PM Adern Admits Country Is ‘Racist As F***’ (Video)

New Zealand PM Jacinda Adern has reacted to the scandal that erupted during the ‘Thor Ragnarok’ promotion tour (in an interview with British magazine Dazed & Confused) when Director Taika Waititi, who is of Maori origin, outlined that he had received racist prejudice in his home country.

When asked about New Zealand, Mr Waititi stated: “It's racist as f***. I mean, I think New Zealand is the best place on the planet, but it´s a racist place.”

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“People just flat-out refuse to pronounce Maori names properly. There´s still profiling when it comes to Polynesians.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewZealand?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NewZealand</a> PM <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Adern?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Adern</a> says country is undeniably <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/racist?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#racist</a> <a href="https://t.co/BRedoRQI62">https://t.co/BRedoRQI62</a> <a href="https://t.co/ej3vGPcn3z">pic.twitter.com/ej3vGPcn3z</a></p>&mdash; The Straits Times (@STcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/STcom/status/983953685167333376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Many New Zealanders commented on social media on the issue, stating that they thought the Maoris themselves were also problematic, to which Mr Waititi stated: “Yes there are racist Maori. Many in my family too. It's everywhere. That's the damn point.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM Jacinda Ardern, asked if Taika Waititi is right saying NZ is ‘as racist as f..k’ has a great sidestep: ‘Every country has racism …..I don’t know where f..k sits on the spectrum.’ <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAMShowNZ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheAMShowNZ</a></p>&mdash; Tim Murphy (@tmurphyNZ) <a href="https://twitter.com/tmurphyNZ/status/983417145194250241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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To put the issue to bed, leftwing leader Ms Jacinda Adern addressed the concerns in an interview today, when she said: “I’d like to think that we are doing our best….”

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When the interview asked her if New Zealand was a racist as ‘F’, she answered: "I don't know where F sits on the quantum!"

"I think probably you'd be hard-pressed to find a country that didn't have racism in it."

"Is New Zealand one of them? Undeniably. Is there racism in most countries? Undeniably. Can we do better? Yes."

"I'm really proud of the efforts we make daily to do better."

Source:

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/new-zealand-pm-adern-says-country-is-undeniably-racist

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