Petition demands apology from CNN for mocking Maori culture
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A recent report that aired on CNN and was published on CNN.com has prompted many to demand an apology from the news network. The story was filed by comedic reporter Jeanne Moos, who routinely pokes fun at stories that are making headlines.
This particular report, which originally aired on April 7, was about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving in New Zealand. William and Kate received a traditional Maori welcome, prompting the satirical report from Moos.
Since then, a petition on Change.org asking for an apology from CNN has gathered more than 2,000 signatures. The following is an excerpt from the website:
The 'report' CNN posted on the arrival of Will and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in New Zealand on April 9th 2014, is a blatant disrespect for the Maori culture, and New Zealand as a whole. It is uninformed, crude, and a downright disgrace.
Moos later issued the following apology, according to the Huffington Post:
"Duly noted. I do humour and satire, and I am truly sorry if the tone of my story offended anyone."
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