Skip to comments.Australian PM reacts to Robin Williams 'redneck' jibe
Posted on 03/31/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks".
His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman, prompted Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to respond on a Sydney radio show.
"I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck," said Mr Rudd.
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Hold on a sec skippy. The lowlife scumbag PM just insulted one of my states....and to this I hope all the mussie scum in that country continue their rape and murder! Go ahead mussies ...enjoy yourselves!!!! Go after all facets of Aussie life!
LOL! The PM of Australia said that???
Williams is just making a harmless joke. Rudd should have said, “Sounds like a harmless joke to me. I’d like to invite Robin to come visit us here down under for a bit of fun. THEN he can joke about us, ha ha!”
But that would require class and poise.
Can you imagine an American politician, in Rudd’s shoes, taking a shot at Tasmania? It’s rude and foolish and, above all, just unnecessary.
Tomorrow is April 1st......
I hope Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will remember that a Southern man don’t need him around anyhow.
I’ll watch any movie with him in it, as long as I know he is still conservative. With his brains, I can’t believe he could be suckered in by his Hollywierd neighbors.
I’ve been a conservative for plenty of years. I just had no idea that that related to being a “Republican.”
I'm a mongrel. Therefore, I can joke about any group, ethnic or not.
I beat up on Norwegians because those herring shuckers always get a pass.
Except, Robin Williams is a comedian (of sorts) and making jokes like this is part of how he makes his living.
Rudd is a head of government in first world nation. He should know better and should act in a manner appropriate to his role. Rudd’s comments were completely unprofessional, Wheras Williams’ were entirely professional in the context of his role...
I thought Rudd may have meant that at first. But maybe he was just trying to say they are completely different kinds of people? So why would anyone compare rednecks and Australians? Kind of like comparing Norwegians and Apaches. Perplexing.
One thing is certain: Williams did most certainly mean what he said as an insult.
Hey...Norwegians deserve whatever comes their ways. They want to rape, pillage, and plunder, then they shouldn’t be surprised when the nights bring more than darkness....
Williams stepped on his crank years ago..........
I remember going to see the movie Muriel’s Wedding years ago. This is an Australian movie. Muriel was from a town called Porpoise Pit. One of my friends couldn’t get over that Australia had “white trash” too, referring to the characters from Porpoise Pit.
Whatever Oz has, some of it is my heritage, and I’d love to see how it fits in with my family line!!
I prefer Appalachian-American. Classy.
Vertical country William?
Hey, you might be a redneck if you laugh at redneck jokes.
One of the most redeeming qualities of a redneck.
Anybody calls me a redneck, I’m gonna take the shotgun out
of the rack in my truck and.......
The Aussies that I know here in Shanghai think it’s kind of funny and true! Australia started out as a penal colony for cryin out loud - they’re not Lords and Ladies down there!
What do you mean "tomorrow"? It's already April 1st in Australia and much of Asia!
At least Australia and the US - those redneck countries - have timezones unlike here in China, which is big enough to need 4 timezones but mandates just one...
LOL! The PM of Australia said that???
Yeah. Rudd's a drongo
For the record Williams was recently in Australia as a voice actor in Happy Feet 2. He was giving Letterman his view of Australia and Australians. It was funny and disturbingly accurate.
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