Controversial Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux canned their show in Auckland on Friday night after the owners of the private venue they had booked pulled out.
Can speak in NZ. PC.
Speaking to media as she returned to Wellington after ending her maternity leave, PM Jacinda Ardern was asked about Mr Molyneux’s claim New Zealand was “hostile to free speech”.
“I think we’re hostile to their views,” she replied.
“They’re here because there were no grounds to block them being here. But that does not mean we welcome their views.
“I think you’ll see from the reaction that they have had from New Zealanders that their views are not those that are shared by this country and I’m quite proud of that.” The cancellation followed a move by Auckland’s council to not allow the duo to speak at venues it owned on health and safety grounds.
Cannot speak in NZ. Anti-PC.
Know your place, New Zealanders.
hat-tip Stephen Neil