Boris Johnson has been trying to offend people again
Boris Johnson actually compared a traditional Māori greeting to a Glaswegian headbutt
Boris Johnson took another cultural risk today.
Fresh from warning the Italians about post-Brexit prosecco sales and talking booze in a Sikh temple, the Foreign Secretary thought he’d try one out on the Māoris.
During a visit to Kaikoura in New Zealand he compared a traditional greeting called a hongi – in which people press their noses together – to a headbutt. Never one to pass up the opportunity to offend somebody,
Johnson quipped: “I think it’s a beautiful form of introduction, though it might be misinterpreted in a pub in Glasgow.” He did earn some brownie points, however, by saying New Zealand was the “most mind-blowingly, mind-numbingly beautiful country”.
National media branded him the eccentric “flamboyant, blonde tousled-haired former mayor of London” – so it sounds like the locals were well-briefed.
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Start as you mean to go on. With total and utter bewilderment.