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    India condemns "racist" remarks by New Zealand TV host who made fun of Delhi Chief Minister Ms Sheila Dikshit's Name

    Is it not more xenophobic than racist?

    Sheila DIXIT
    - Miss Money Penny

    90 Comments

    Wow India sure have a lot of time on their hands. Surely with a name like that a few comments can only be expected.

    lmao dikshit

    Do people really expect political correctness from AU and NZ?
    I don't.

    Both as bad as right wing America when it comes to sensitivity.

    Ahh just read the article..

    He told viewers Ms Dikshit's name was "appropriate because she's Indian".



    Guess he was just trying to be funny but is rather racist to be honest.

    Is it not more xenophobic than racist?



    Can't see where anyone in India said it was racist.

    It's not xenophobic or racist to me, she just has a funny surname. Could be from any race, country or religion it would still be funny.

    Banned

    Is the new Zealand guy going to become the next jade goody?

    When is his fragrence coming out? In time for Christmas I hope!

    So he's NZ version of Chris Moyles!

    I'm sure we can find somebody to help smooth this over........ How about Gordon Brown!

    can you imagine what their school life would have been like here with a name like that. Teachers and kids a like would be rolling on the floor every time they called her name out. I can imagine they would be called upon all day long

    greg_68

    It's not xenophobic or racist to me, she just has a funny surname. Could … It's not xenophobic or racist to me, she just has a funny surname. Could be from any race, country or religion it would still be funny.



    Exactly

    Banned

    Im more interested to know how this womens offensive name got past the swear filter here!

    Inb4 the usual ....... Oh wait

    agreed funny name, can't be helped, at least he was laughing but then again I'm more inclined to laugh at the joke of the Common Wealth Games they can't even organise properly........

    Banned

    I read the title wrong at first glance and thought it was something to do with THIS

    I'm from NZ and Paul Henry is great. He's the type of person who says what everyone else is thinking.

    Link to the comments he made - youtube.com/wat…o9E

    Its not racist,just very very funny.

    Banned

    boothy

    Its not racist,just very very funny.


    +1

    not even xenophobic

    boothy

    Its not racist,just very very funny.



    Agreed...........wouldn't matter if he was white, pink, purple, black etc. Dikshit is a funny name

    hahaha........sheila..............X)

    Charlie Scene

    hahaha........sheila..............X)



    haha yeah sheila made me lol!!

    thrustmaster

    Ahh just read the article..[quote=] He told viewers Ms Dikshit's name was … Ahh just read the article..[quote=] He told viewers Ms Dikshit's name was "appropriate because she's Indian".



    This would be racist though even after being reminded her names more like dixit he continued to call her it, sounds like something that would happen on stern or opie and anthony where its kind of expected

    Banned

    crickyo

    This would be racist though even after being reminded her names more like … This would be racist though even after being reminded her names more like dixit he continued to call her it, sounds like something that would happen on stern or opie and anthony where its kind of expected



    Would saying "Bombay Belly" be racist too?

    bykergrove

    Is the new Zealand guy going to become the next jade goody?When is his … Is the new Zealand guy going to become the next jade goody?When is his fragrence coming out? In time for Christmas I hope!



    How can anyone construe this as a racist remark?

    If your name was penisfeltchbottomlover, don't you think you'd get some odd remarks about it?

    Move on and stop grasping at comments for the slightest modicum of racism, when it's an innocent laugh.

    moob

    Move on and stop grasping at comments for the slightest modicum of … Move on and stop grasping at comments for the slightest modicum of racism, when it's an innocent laugh.



    Who?

    Banned

    thesaint

    Who?



    Good choice.

    http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/The-Who-Poster-C12171698.jpeg&t=1

    thesaint

    Who?



    The clue is in the person whose post I quoted.

    guv

    Would saying "Bombay Belly" be racist too?



    i guess it would depend on the context ive never heard that expression before and not too sure of its meaning,
    Had she have been australian and he said sheila thats appropriate for an australian then its completely different how is dikshit appropriate for an indian?

    Considering Australia was essentially a penal colony - why am I not surprised?

    Banned

    rash

    Considering Australia was essentially a penal colony - why am I not … Considering Australia was essentially a penal colony - why am I not surprised?



    Let me guess. You are complaining about Racism by being Racist towards a country that has nothing to do with this.

    Oh the Irony,

    moob

    How can anyone construe this as a racist remark?If your name was … How can anyone construe this as a racist remark?If your name was penisfeltchbottomlover, don't you think you'd get some odd remarks about it?Move on and stop grasping at comments for the slightest modicum of racism, when it's an innocent laugh.




    What do you expect?

    He is the only person who has ever been publicly warned by mods for trying to play the race card.

    Oh and Mr penisbottomlover would be a white bloke so it would be different.

    In b4 clique and stalkers



    Edited by: "boothy" 7th Oct 2010

    moob

    The clue is in the person whose post I quoted.



    byker never said she was racist oO

    Banned

    thesaint

    byker never said she was racist oO



    True. But you've admitted you are racist though. Does that assist / explain your your little game here?

    The guy sounds like an idiot but this isn't racist, he was merely taking the pee out of someone's name which is funny to most people who may be unfamiliar to foreign names, however her name isn't pronounced the way it has been spelt. Dix-it not Dickshit.

    I have someone at work whose name is Hardick and we take the mickey out of him, a bit immature but it's all light-hearted.

    Rayhul

    The guy sounds like an idiot but this isn't racist, he was merely taking … The guy sounds like an idiot but this isn't racist, he was merely taking the pee out of someone's name which is funny to most people who may be unfamiliar to foreign names, however her name isn't pronounced the way it has been spelt. Dix-it not Dickshit. I have someone at work whose name is Hardick and we take the mickey out of him, a bit immature but it's all light-hearted.



    This.
    Edited by: "Marina" 7th Oct 2010

    Banned

    Rayhul

    The guy sounds like an idiot but this isn't racist, he was merely taking … The guy sounds like an idiot but this isn't racist, he was merely taking the pee out of someone's name which is funny to most people who may be unfamiliar to foreign names, however her name isn't pronounced the way it has been spelt. Dix-it not Dickshit. I have someone at work whose name is Hardick and we take the mickey out of him, a bit immature but it's all light-hearted.



    Sounds a reasonable reply!

    LOL on dodgy names...... I know a guy called Wayne King. God knows what his parents were thinking of! I mean, fancy calling your kid Wayne!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA DIKSHIT

    Banned

    what about that poor irish gay guy "phil macrackin"....

    boothy

    What do you expect?He is the only person who has ever been publicly … What do you expect?He is the only person who has ever been publicly warned by mods for trying to play the race card.Oh and Mr penisbottomlover would be a white bloke so it would be different.In b4 clique and stalkers



    I'm with you on this occasion.

    thesaint

    byker never said she was racist oO



    He implied it by making a comparison to another well-known (and thankfully dead) racist. Is that simplistic enough for you?

    moob

    He implied it by making a comparison to another well-known (and … He implied it by making a comparison to another well-known (and thankfully dead) racist. Is that simplistic enough for you?



    I guess it hinges on whether Jade Goody was racist. I don't believe she was.
    So your conclusion isn't conclusive.
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