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7:42 am, September 1st, 2020 - 69 comments
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I am surprised that National leader Judith Collins’ husband David Wong Tung has not had his social media thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned. Because it looks like it could have used a good cleaning.
This appeared yesterday.
And a dive into his social media, which was open to the world, showed some pretty unsavoury items. Like one reposted item accusing Ardern of “making it easier for unemployed ferals to continue getting the benefit without any sanctions on those who don’t seek work” and describing Māori as “Natives”.
Judith’s response? Boys will be boys. From Thomas Coughlan at Stuff:
Collins said the posts were not something she would do herself.
“We have been together for 41 years; I have never been able to get him to do anything I tell him to do,” she said.
“It is not something I would do but he is an adult, he makes his own decisions; I think he gets sick of people having a go at him and me.”
Collins said she did not think the posts were sexist.
“He is one of the least sexist men I know, he is married to me, how could he be sexist?” Collins said.
“He is an adult, he will make his own decisions and let’s put it this way, I don’t have to answer for him because I have not been able to control him in 41 years.
“If you have got the secret to how you control a man who is 64 years old, used to play a lot of rugby and was a policeman, good luck and let me know,” she said.
As much as possible leaders’ spouses should be left out of the media gaze. But regularly and publicly attacking the opponent with racist misogynist material makes them fair game. And the response of their spouse will show how ready they are to be leader of the country.