Yes indeed. He’s not a good kiwi bloke who just speaks his mind or a hilarious talk show host looking for ratings. He’s not to be ignored or dismissed. He is an asshole who needs to be sacked.
He’s a racist, homophobic, sexist, people-with-disabilities-ist gibbering idiot. And apparently a monarchist, though what that has to do with making racist comments about the Governor General I don’t know.
I’d like Paul Henry to tell me exactly what a New Zealander looks like? Colin Meads? John Key? Some other middle aged/elderly white bloke?
I’d also like the TVNZ spokeswoman who claimed that Paul Henry speaks for me to know that he doesn’t. I don’t find it appropriate to refer to a woman’s physical appearance in order to ridicule her or to imply that there is only one way of ‘looking like’ a New Zealander (besides the fact that Anand Satyanand is a New Zealander, he doesn’t have to ‘look like’ one).
I wouldn’t secretly think that homosexuality is unnatural or that using the word ‘retard’ to describe someone is OK.
And Paul, I am not ‘overly sensitive’ or ‘easily offended.’ I respect people, and that is one of the many differences between you and me.
Actually, there are some people I actively disrespect. Paul Henry, for instance.