TVNZ are refusing to take action over Paul Henry’s latest racist outburst, going as far as to say:
The audience tell us over and over again that one of the things they love about Paul Henry is that he’s prepared to say the things we quietly think but are scared to say out loud.
People are expressing their disgust at the effective state endorsement (by both TVNZ and John Key) of Henry’s blatant bigotry. One TVNZ staffer has already resigned in protest. Complaints are being made to TVNZ and their advertisers. Facebook groups have been set up.
Join the protests this evening outside TVNZ in both Auckland and Wellington calling for Paul Henry to be sacked.
AUCKLAND: 5pm, TVNZ HQ, 100 Victoria Street West
WELLINGTON: 5pm, TVNZ, 86 Lambton Quay