Excuse me for taking delight at NZ First tying themselves into racism knots over this one
New Zealand First says it will alter a sign promoting a fundraising stall after complaints its offer of a “chance to unseat a coconut” had racist undertones.
The sign has appeared at NZ First’s coconut shy at the annual Kumeu show for a number of years.
However, hard on the heels of NZ First MP Richard Prosser’s anti Muslim outburst in Investigate magazine, the sign at the coconut shy at last weekend’s show prompted a number of visitors to send photographs to the Herald.
That is the problem if you let a little bit of public opinion change your direction. Public opinions come from a number of angles over time, so eventually you find yourself in a position where you can’t please anyone. Read more »