Twitter brings down the hammer as Thor director labels NZ ‘a racist place’

Twitter reacts after Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi, described New Zealand as “a racist place.”


“People just flat-out refuse to pronounce Maori names properly. There’s still profiling when it comes to Polynesians. It’s not even a colour thing – like, ‘Oh, there’s a black person.’ It’s, ‘If you’re Poly then you’re getting profiled.’,” Waititi told New Zealand-born musician Ruban Nielson in an interview for Dazed and Confused magazine.

Waititi is the son of a Maori father of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent and a Jewish-European mother.