The Project‘s Steve Price has apologised for comments made earlier this week around New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
On Tuesday the panel discussed the Kiwi leader’s holiday and its potential to give a much-needed tourism boost to Australia in a time of crisis.
“Stay in your own country and spend money in your own place. Typical virtue-signalling from Jacinda Ardern. I get sick and tired of that woman,” he said.
He added, “If you can criticise Scott Morrison for going to Hawaii… why is she not in Hamilton or Canterbury or somewhere like that? What’s she doing hanging around Australia?”
His comments led to criticism on social media, amid calls for him to be sacked.
On Wednesday he returned in an interview to say, “What I said was disrespectful to her as a woman and importantly it was also disrespectful of the office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, our closest ally,” he said.
“She has got every right to be here in Australia and what I said last night was dumb. I got home last night, watched myself and thought back and I thought I was wrong to do it.
“If I make a mistake I own it. I made a mistake last night, a dumb one, and I’m here to say sorry.”
Source: Daily Mail