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8:05 pm, October 7th, 2010 - 40 comments
Categories: accountability, activism, boycott, Ethics, Media, tv - Tags: Auckland Regional Migrant Service, Boycott TVNZ Advertisers, breakfast, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, India, New Delhi, New Zealand High Commissioner, paul henry, Rick Ellis, Sheila Dikshit, tvnz
India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has summoned the New Zealand High Commissioner in New Delhi to please explain Paul Henry’s ultra-racist outburt against Minister Sheila Dikshit, on New Zealand’s state broadcaster TVNZ.
The Minister may also like to ask why Prime Minister John Key giggled in response Henry’s racist attack against our Governor General Anand Satyanand earlier this week. Free Trade Agreement with India anyone? Flourish of tourist coming here from India any time soon? Not bloody likely.
Back home the Boycott TVNZ until they sack Paul Henry Facebook page acquired more than 2500 fans in its first three days.
The online Fire Paul Henry petition has already reached its target of 500 signatures.
I have a feeling this site will be running a Boycott Advertisers of TVNZ campaign if Henry returns to TVNZ on 18 October and I imagine we won’t be the only ones, I get the feeling The Hand Mirror will be joining us. I suppose the odd picket outside TVNZ advertisers might be envisaged too.
This has already cost New Zealand’s international reputation and our economy, now it’s going to cost TVNZ and any companies that advertise with TVNZ Breakfast. Perhaps Henry’s racism will also cost New Zealand athletes at the Commonwealth Games.
Guess we’ll have to see if Rick Ellis decides to make Henry’s break permanent or not.