Read Whaleoil, unless you’re a poof

All the real problems in the world must have been solved, because this is now the latest outrage:

The owners of a new Vietnamese sandwich shop in West Auckland have been roasted by outraged customers who took offence to ‘homophobic’ terms being included on its menu board.

The Bun Mee Kiwi outlet in Henderson only opened last week.

But some customers have been quick to take offence at the message at the top of its menu board – which said people could have their hot, spicy foods and jalapeno…”unless you are a poof”.

Or a nancie, jessie, girly man, a baby…  the language is rich.  

Gay and lesbian support groups have expressed outrage at the menu.

“This is highly offensive,” Trevor Easton, general manager of OUTline NZ, said. “For someone like myself who has been called a poof during childhood and adulthood, this is really not on.

“Maybe the sandwich shop owners thought it was funny, but it is not. It is very unfortunate that these kinds of attitudes still exist in New Zealand in 2017.”

Toni Duder, spokeswoman for Rainbow Youth, was also appalled.

“This is really offensive and it is a good example of casual, everyday homophobia that is still going on out there.

Tell me I’m over-reacting, but I can feel the phrase “homophobic culture” marching our way at high speed.

Harden up you cup cakes! What a bunch of poofs, they clearly don’t know the rules.


– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.