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PM's "fetching" pink shirt chosen by TPP hosts

Wed 21 Nov 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

Prime Minister John Key's wearing of a pink shirt at the meeting of the Trans Pacific Partnership was not by his own choice, according to his office. National leaders at the gathering in Cambodia were decked out in Cambodian-style shirts of various colours and Key was resplendent in a pink number. It raised a few eyebrows after the PM was recently taken to task for denigrating a radio interviewer's red t-shirt as "gay." Key put his foot in it further when he attempted to justify his negative use of gay as meaning "weird." Asked by NZ Herald political reporter Audrey Young if the PM had chosen the pink TPP shirt as a subtle apology to gay people, his office says they supplied only key's measurements and the colour Key received was chosen by the meeting's hosts. Key later described his pink shirt as "fetching."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 21st November 2012 - 8:55pm

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