Key is so gaffe prone at the moment that he can’t seem to get anything right.
Trying to distract attention from the increased taxes required to maybe balance the budget one day, Key was pushing supposedly good news on health. (I say “supposedly” because the Nats are very selective in what they count.) But he messed it up:
John Key has caused a storm on Twitter by posting a graphic that portrays doctors as men and nurses as women.
The Prime Minister’s tweet was intended to demonstrate the National Government’s progress in increasing the numbers of doctors and nurses, but did so using a graphic that uses male and female icons to represent doctors and nurses respectively.
The post has quickly been retweeted by followers of the Prime Minister, with many ridiculing the message as an example of sexism and old-fashioned ideas about gender roles.
Social media own goal. Perhaps he should have posted it on Nationalmps where no one would have ever noticed it.