Willie Jackson on Rihanna’s disrespect

Willie Jackson comments on two stars and their differing respect or lack of it of Maori culture.

Pop princess Rihanna needs to have a good look at herself after covering up her traditional Maori moko just weeks after she got it.

To me that says more about the American singer‘s immaturity than the actual tattoo and the pain process she went through.

The already tattooed entertainer starred on YouTube when she was inked the old school way using a mallet and chisel.

That method is used around the Pacific and is extremely painful so I’m told.

You have to give her credit for going through that but now that she’s seen fit to cover it up, I can only wonder why she got it done in the first place?  

You do have to question why she has done a cover up. Willie also covers the difference between Beyonce and Rihanna…I think he calls me a red neck too.

Her behaviour is in direct contrast to the magnificent Beyonce who performed four sell-out concerts just after Rihanna performed at Auckland’s Vector arena.

The concert backstage crew, led by the fabulous young Maori singer Stan Walker, gave a spontaneous performance of the haka Ka Mate, Ka Mate for Beyonce after the show and she was totally overwhelmed.

So much so that she started mimicking the actions, jumped up and down and poked her tongue out.

Some sceptics and your normal rednecks thought Maori would be offended by her actions because in the past many of us have condemned people who have made fun of the haka or made a mockery of it.

He then points out examples of those mocking the haka, including some who were beaten up for it.

 


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  • DavidW

    A perfect example of turning principles into pretzels. Outrage is definitely optional according to the offendee’s colour.

    • Garbageman

      Also optional according to the offenders purse size and fame

  • DLNZ

    The group that tattooed her in the first place are the idiots here. They didn’t do it cos because of her mana or because she actually deserved it, they did it because they were trying to kiss her ass.

    If anything they were the ones that disrespected their OWN culture by giving someone a tamoko that isn’t worthy.

  • blokeintakapuna

    The Haka is not only over-rated and over-used, it’s possibly the “enabler” as to why Maori are over-represented in family violence also.
    Being “proud of” emulating and celebrating a primitive War Dance from a culture that didn’t even have a written language before other immigrants arrived, only perpetuates the “Warrior culture” into real life and real time by those immersed in that culture.
    Disenfranchised youth, frustrated with life and having little by way of personal honour that comes from supporting yourself and family through employment, only have their Culture as a fall-back framework of experience, perception and reality to call upon… and what does that culture revert to… primitive war dances threatening violence…
    …add alcohol, P and Pot abuse to that charming mix of frustration, sense of entitlement and the “Warrior gene”…
    Keep the Haka for the All Blacks… ditch it elsewhere. And as for Powhiri’s everywhere… don’t waste my fuckin’ time!

  • blokeintakapuna

    The Haka is not only over-rated and over-used, it’s possibly the “enabler” as to why Maori are over-represented in family violence also.
    Being “proud of” emulating and celebrating a primitive War Dance from a culture that didn’t even have a written language before other immigrants arrived, only perpetuates the “Warrior culture” into real life and real time by those immersed in that culture.
    Disenfranchised youth, frustrated with life and having little by way of personal honour that comes from supporting yourself and family through employment, only have their Culture as a fall-back framework of experience, perception and reality to call upon… and what does that culture revert to… primitive war dances threatening violence…
    …add alcohol, P and Pot abuse to that charming mix of frustration, sense of entitlement and the “Warrior gene”…
    Keep the Haka for the All Blacks… ditch it elsewhere. And as for Powhiri’s everywhere… don’t waste my fuckin’ time!

    • Bunswalla

      Doesn’t the Ka Mate haka tell the story of a fugitive fleeing from the consequences of his raids into another area, and how he hid in a kumara pit until the coast was clear?

      A bit like a gang member being caught in the wrong part of town and fleeing in his Mark III Zephyr, or a scumbag doing a runner from the cops….

    • manuka416

      The haka is over-used, we could do with a lot less of it. I’m tired of seeing it at almost every tangi these days, and the seemingly obligatory powhiri at every civic function is just too much.

      But, haka and powhiri do have a place in New Zealand culture – and not just with the All Blacks. If they were used appropriately and not so frequently, perhaps tolerance by non-Maori would be greater.

      I disagree with your statement that “Disenfranchised youth, frustrated with life and having little by way of personal honour” fall back to Maori culture. In my view, those that regularly engage in Maori cultural practice, such as haka, are typically Maori who are doing good with their lives. The roadies that performed the haka for Beyonce are an example – able-bodied working Maori males. When have you seen a haka performed by the unemployed? criminals? bludgers?

      The negative culture (crime, drugs, bludging, violence) that those disenfranchised, go-nowhere youth fall back to is a sub-culture that exists amongst Maori, but which is present in many other ethnic groups where economic, educational, and other conditions are very poor.

      PS: Modern haka is not primitive, there is a lot of interpretation and choreography that goes into modern haka. Kapa Haka provides a culturally significant experience to many dedicated Maori (and others). The annual national Kapa Haka competition, Te Matatini, is a really good watch (Maori TV)

      • dilligaf2013

        Funny thing, I’ve seen a few Mongrel Mob and Black Power morons doing the Haka too – that would seem to discredit your views somewhat.
        I suggest your views might be somewhat clouded with left wing politically correct sentiments, rather than the actual facts.

        • manuka416

          Ha. Which are the left-wing, politically-correct sentiments that cloud my judgement?

          A. The haka is over-used
          B. There is too much powhiri
          C. There is a negative sub-culture amongst Maori

          D. All of the above

          My views are are a result of my experiences with people and culture, just as your views are. I’d suggest your “actual facts” aren’t facts at all, but are a mix of reality/assumption developed from your particular outlook and bias. Isn’t diversity great?

          • dilligaf2013

            There’s no bias on my behalf, when I stated seeing gang members doing that haka would seem to contradict your original statement – rather it’s a fact.
            I suggest your insinuation that the disenfranchised and law breakers would be given direction by participation in a haka or whatever is a pathetic joke. Mind you, they do the haka and other cultural activities in prison quite a lot.
            Your views are the reason our country has been allowed to be held to ransom by “culturally sensitive” politically correct left wing green terrorists.

          • manuka416

            Honestly? You need to improve your game a lot if you want to be taken seriously in an argument.

            Of course you have a bias re: the topics discussed (Haka, Maori culture, etc). To deny that you have bias immediately sinks your credibility. Your bias is clearly evident in your language and comments.

            Secondly, my original statement is: “The haka is over-used, we could do with a lot less of it.” You say that your witnessing of gang members’ haka contradicts my original statement, your argument doesn’t make sense.

            Thirdly, I make no insinuation that “the disenfranchised and law breakers would be given direction by participation in a haka or whatever.” Re-read my comments. Such an insinuation is from your own mind.

            Fourthly, my views (to painfully restate) are:
            A. The haka is over-used
            B. There is too much powhiri
            C. There is a negative sub-culture amongst Maori
            You believe these views “are the reason our country has been allowed to be held to ransom by
            “culturally sensitive” politically correct left wing green terrorists.” Again, your bias defeats sensible reasoning.

            Think before you touch that keyboard.

          • dilligaf2013

            At the risk of entering further into a meaningless debate you stated;
            ” In my view, those that regularly engage in Maori cultural practice, such as haka, are typically Maori who are doing good with their lives.”
            Perhaps my comment wasn’t clear enough…?
            I maintain a significant amount of criminals hide behind “cultural sensitivities” such as those people who apear on “Coast Watch” on a regular basis, Mongrel Mob and Black Power gang members and other criminal elements in NZ, such as those already in prison and the huge numbers of recidivist offenders.
            They all use “Maori culture” as a sheild and an excuse for criminal actions.

        • justin

          I’ve seen the Otago University students (not many Maori in the mob) rioting and doing a haka challenge to the police. Having one “observation about gang members” may also cloud your views.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Spot on bloke.

      The reason it is all overused, is because it is all about the money.

      They insist you have to have it and then charge whatever they think they can get away with.

      • With the implied threat of racism if we object!

    • Well said, that man. Once enough people start laughing at the sight of a fat tattooed clown gesticulating and pontificating in the belief he is a staunch warrior, it will die very quickly. Yes to the AB’s – no to the stupid fools who parade themselves in such a puerile manner.

    • steve and monique

      Warriors my arse. The world classify cannibals as Savages, and since it was a practice early Maori used to do, well enough said.

  • Agent BallSack

    That tattoo is shit.

  • Drhill

    So if a Pacific islander did the tattoo would Willie Jackson be OK with it?

  • Jman

    Jackson should maybe get his own facts straight. Rihanna is not American. She is from Barbados.

    As for her tramp stamp, it looked like shit before the coverup and even worse after it.

    • williamabong

      They should have tattooed REJECT across her forehead then there wouldn’t have been any confusion.

  • Macca

    If Maori put one tenth of the effort in to gainful employment and looking after their families that they supposedly love so much as they do wanking on about their culture, myself and every other European that I know would have some semblance of respect for them! Until that day, reading the drivell above just puts me off them even more!

  • Michael

    so chicken scratches are a traditional maori tattoo now.. what next.

  • BJ

    Seeing as the Haka is after all only a communication – a challenging one at that – it is only human nature that one would feel they have a right to reply.

  • Patrick

    So an insignificant radio employee of an insignificant radio station mouths off about a 3rd rate pop star that is better known for behaving like trailer park trash than for her singing. Where is the news story in that?

    • Dick Brown

      I like Willie; he’s always good for solid gold soundbites and scathing commentary but I fear he may have missed his target with this one.

      Not much to add really.

      • WABloke

        Willie is good for solid gold b/s and not much else.

  • cows4me

    Jackson has an outrage to suit the day of the week.

  • Chancey

    i must be getting old but who gives a fuck

  • Statehousekid

    Piss off Willie. So you condone violence to make every one respect your culture. You are more pakeha than Maori. You only choose to be maori because there is a buck in it for you and all the other troughing pakeha/Maori radicals. When are you going to start calling yourself a New Zealander and stop your racist division of New Zealand society.

  • Mark

    Whatever origin her tattoos are from, it can’t hide the fact that they are extremely unattractive and make her look like a hardened criminal. And her hands are ugly.

  • dilligaf2013

    Just more over-sensitive crap.
    I have no problem protecting and preserving the culture, but for God’s sake, Willie and co also need to remember they were a stone age, warring tribal culture that had almost eaten themselves to extinction, before Capt Cook arrived.
    The reverse racism we allow to perpetuate NZ’s society is such a noose around our collective necks.
    So much for all the horseshit about cultural sensitivity etc etc etc.
    After all is was just a bloody tattoo

  • Dr Wang

    Willie Jackson flip-flops again…why is this news?

    When Mike Tyson launched his commercial brand logo (featuring his own facial maori tattoo) where were Willie’s protestations of evil commercialisation of sacred maori designs then? Willie had his tongue so far up Tyson’s arse we wouldn’t have understood what he was whining about anyway, but he is very selective about when he does or doesn’t take offence, so easier to just ignore anything the part-maori whinger says.

  • drummerboy

    i called Willie a racist…. but as usual stuff refused to post my comment…… by the way the tattoo is Samoan, not Maori.

    • Statehousekid

      Only Willie is allowed to call people racist because he is a pakeha/Maori. Only white people can be racist.

    • WABloke

      W/J is a racist? Who’d a thunk it?

  • Crookednose

    Ummm, she hasn’t actually the THE tattoo, but the other mess that was on her hands. Don’t know what all the fuss is about.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Little Willie needs to get a life.

  • Tom

    Who cares? Willie is a fuckwit, and so is she. Nothing to see here

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    Who really gives a fuckin rats arse what Willie Jackson thinks. He is just a frustrated shit stirrer who has nothing better to do than complain about childish things when there are more important issues for maori to worry about like murdering babies. I am not surprised someone has finally taken the piss out of the haka. It used to be done on very special occasions but now it is done by every man and dog for all sorts of things that don’t justify it being done like the crowd at a footy game if a team wins. It has been encouraged over the years and too late to change it now.

  • Bill

    he is a dropkick

  • Col

    WJ is like a coin, 2 sided.

  • Kimbo

    Mana LOL Often talked about, never seen.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Willie is a troll, he sprays and walks away. Then comes back and does the same thing.
    While everyone is arguing Willie is laughing and thinking up his next bombshell.
    As much use as an ashtray on a motorbike

  • steve and monique

    I love the sheer hypocrisy of Mr Jackson – anyone who is honest about the current state of Maori are deemed red necks – someone needs to acknowledge it instead of ignoring it, yet Hawira can call someone a white Mother Fucker and nothing is said. Like it or not Jackson, the state of your “culture” is shameful and you need to stop blaming everyone else and expecting us all to apologise, we have nothing to apologise for – take ownership. And sadly in this day and age there seems to now be a price even for your culture.

  • steve and monique

    Upsetting a culture that has lost so much direction, their children embrace American black gangs bullshit. Willie, clean up your shit hole,and when you have sorted it out, feel free to bitch. As for the tattoos, well boohoo, Rihanna got them tattooed over. Do not care what she does, and do not like her music either.

  • David

    LOL! “Fabulous young singer Stan Walker.” Is Willie tone deaf?

  • WABloke

    Willie Jackson is a racist POS. Next.

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