EFFIE BATEMAN | Lifestyle | Contact
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday had to reprimand a young reporter, after a conference proved even being the leader of a country won’t exempt you from copping stupid, misogynistic questions.
Speaking in a joint conference with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin in Auckland on Wednesday, the two leaders had hoped to answer questions about the global economy, labor shortages and the war in Ukraine, and not the drivel that is usually fired off at Hollywood starlets.
“A lot of people will be wondering are you two meeting just because you are similar in age and got a lot of common stuff there … when you got into politics and stuff.”, says the rather astute journalist, heavily alluding to the fact they are both women, “um, and ah, do you reckon you’ll be getting into a pillow fight later?”
Taking a moment to pinch her nose between her fingers as she inhaled a deep breath, Ardern responds that no, she and Marin will not be having a sleepover, nor will they be doing each other’s nails or gossiping about boys.
“It’s funny, nobody ever asked Biden and Johnson if they met because they’re old and balding, she’d spat back.
“We’re meeting because we are Prime Ministers”, concluded Marin.
It’s alleged the reporter didn’t even have the sense to be ashamed of his serious faux pas, hinting to The Advocate that he heavily suspected the icy answers were a result of hormonal fluctuations and not because he’s an idiot.
“WOMEN am I right?”, he laughed, nudging our reporter a little too hard in the ribs, “they’ve probably synced up or something.”
“Would it kill them to smile more, geez.”
More to come.