When I first saw this clip of Paul Henry publicly ridiculing Greenpeace’s Stephanie Mills for (in his view) having a moustache I decided not to give it any more oxygen. But now that it’s on the Herald website I guess the horse has bolted. There’s nothing else to do now but call for his immediate sacking.
There’s no excuse for this kind of behaviour. Paul Henry made a choice to read out that email, and he made a choice to publicly ridicule Mills. He also had a choice to realise that he’d fucked up and apologise, but he chose to keep on digging.
Perhaps Henry did it because Stephanie Mills has different beliefs from him, maybe it’s just because he’s a jerk. In the end it doesn’t matter. This kind of shit has gone on for far too long.
Here’s TVNZ chief executive Rick Ellis’ email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Send him an email and tell him to Sack Henry Now.
Update: Anita has wisely suggested you may also want to cc some of TVNZ’s morning advertisers.