It appears Andrew Little has lost more support due to visiting a Jewish Community Centre.
After Mr Little posted about his visit to the Jewish Community Centre in Auckland this week it prompted a spate of other Facebook users to comment, including one who said “they didn’t learn much from the Holocaust in the way they’re treating Palestinians … shame on them”.
When another user challenged whether all Jewish people should be blamed for Israel’s actions, the first replied “death to them all” followed by an obscenity.
The comments have been slated by Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and have since been deleted by Labour, which says in a comment below the post: “We condemn the anti-semitic comments posted on this photo and are actively removing any hateful comments.”
Mr Little said as soon as his staff became aware of it, they began to remove the comments.
They would continue to monitor the page. “We do not tolerate hate speech.”
Labour’s move to remove the comments was also criticised on his page – one person wrote, “if anyone sides with Palestine you delete it? Gutless racist National lite”.
Although I’d love to get stuck into Andrew Little at any opportunity, this is really about the feral underclass that inhabits the Internet. Read more »