CNN did a report on the royals arriving in New Zealand and being honoured with traditional maori greetings, and it was extremely racist and unprofessional. It’s all over facebook at the moment and there is now a petition demanding an official apology from the reporter Jeanne Moos. I thought I would share it on here in case anyone was interested in signing. I’ll admit, I’m usually not an advocate for this sort of thing, but I found it really offensive. These greetings are basically the highest honour visitors can receive from our country, and this report just belittled them. If you’re interested, you can sign the petition here.
What a fucking disgrace, that’s our culture you’re shitting all over.
Oh my god this woman is disgusting!
She knows nothing about the culture. >: 0
Guys sign this petition please. I come from New Zealand and a Powhiri is the traditional way to welcome people. Not something to be mocked and ridiculed.
Life is unfair. you put someone first who puts you second. you study your ass off for a final only to get a C. you give 110% to someone in a relationship who only gives 40%. you’re there for a best friend at 3:00am and the next day they don’t pick up their phone. it seems like you’re giving everyone everything and they’re just walking away with it.