Family First condemns ‘Kill the PM’ song

first_img3News 26 August 2014The chief censor has received complaints and police are investigating a rap song which contains lyrics threatening to kill Prime Minister John Key and have sex with his daughter.Family advocacy group Family First has slammed the song, saying it “cannot go any lower”.Auckland-based outfit @peace’s ‘Kill The PM’ paints Mr Key as a greedy rich man who takes money from the poor and deserves to die.“Ain’t doin’ nothin’ so I’m gonna kill the Prime Minister,” the group raps.“I been tryin’ to get a job, but they got none, so I instead I got a sawn-off shotgun, and pop.”The lyrics also suggest robbing the Prime Minister of all his luxury possessions and having sex with his 21-year-old art student daughter, Stephanie.http://www.3news.co.nz/politics/family-first-condemns-kill-the-pm-song-2014082611Police assessing ‘Kill the PM’ songOneNews 26 August 2014Police say they are looking into a song with lyrics containing threats to kill the Prime Minister and have sex with his daughter.The song, ‘Kill the PM’, by Auckland hip-hop crew @peace has been listened to more than 5,000 times since being posted on the group’s Facebook page last night.Bob McCoskrie says all New Zealanders will be appalled by the song and says Family First will lay a formal complaint with the Office of Film and Literature Classification.He says this type of personal and offensive attack on a politician and their family is as low as someone can go.On its Facebook page the band is encouraging its followers to enrol and vote, and has clarified the meaning of the song.“I do not want to literally kill this man. I do not wish to have sexual relations with anybody related to him. Let’s not pretend a silly little song ever changed anything,” group member Tom said in a post this afternoon.“What’s important is that we ENROL TO VOTE so that we have a chance to select someone to represent us who understands the concept of empathy.”http://tvnz.co.nz/vote-2014-news/police-assessing-kill-pm-song-6064653last_img read more

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Late stumble was costly, says Justin Gatlin

first_imgJustin Gatlin thought he was ready from the biggest victory of his life, but a stumble five metres from the finish line cost him dear in his 100 metres world championship showdown with Usain Bolt.Clearly ahead of the Jamaican world record holder for much of race, Gatlin’s dream fell apart after one final surge by Bolt and an error by the American.”I gave the race away the last five metres,” Gatlin, who was bidding to become a world champion 10 years and a doping suspension after his first global title, told reporters.”I had the momentum to lean forward to keep the momentum going and I leaned a little too fast and got off balance.”That, and Bolt’s fast finish, produced a one-hundredth of a second victory for the Jamaican in a time of 9.79. “I’m happy that it came so close and I’m happy to represent my country,” the 33-year-old silver medallist said.”Win or lose, it was a great race against a great guy.” Gatlin, heavily criticised after serving two doping bans, had not lost a sprint race in two years, winning 27 consecutive 100 and 200 metres events without facing Bolt. He also finished second to the Jamaican at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.With Bolt racing infrequently over the past two years because of injuries, Gatlin had become the world’s dominant sprinter, bringing more attention to his doping past which included a four-year ban in 2006. He entered the championships with the year’s fastest 100 and 200 metres, clocking 9.74 and 19.57 seconds, both lifetime bests despite his age.By contrast, Bolt’s fastest 100 in 2015 was 9.87 seconds.The race was billed as a contest between good and evil with Bolt, who has never failed a doping test, representing the good in the most eagerly anticipated event of the world championships.Gatlin, however, said the pressure had not got to him. “I’ve had pressure since 2011,” he said. “It’s not the pressure. It’s just to come out here and run. “The last five metres, it just wasn’t my day. So I have the 200 and the 4x100m (relay) to represent my country.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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NYCC Jacob Batalon on Ned and Ganke Spideys Abs and that LEGO

first_img Hands-On: Monster Energy Supercross is More Exciting Than Soft DrinksCosplay Gallery: New York Comic Con 2017, Part 2 Stay on target Spider-Man: Homecoming is easily one of the three best Spider-Man movies ever made. It was its own thing, unlike any of the Spidey attempts that had come before. It was also hilarious, thanks in large part to Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. With Spider-Man: Homecoming out on Blu-ray on October 17, Batalon took some time at New York Comic Con to talk to us about the movie, the origins of Ned and his friendship with Tom Holland.First, something I’ve been wondering ever since I saw the movie. Are Peter Parker’s abs real or were the CGI? (He looks like such a little guy!) Batalon can confirm they’re legit. He’s done the research. ‘Yes, I’ve felt them personally. Not in some, like, weird way. I’ve just touched them a couple of times, and I can say… they’re pretty legit. Unless he’s putting some kind of metal thing in his stomach, I don’t know.”With that cleared up, he told me a little about Ned. When the world got a first look at the character, Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis had some words. Ned appeared to be a little too similar, Bendis thought, to Miles Morales’ best friend, Ganke. Batalon was fully aware of the comparison, saying he likes Ganke, but Ned is a different guy.“Ganke is a cool guy. He’s an amazing, amazing friend just like Ned is. I think that in the creative process, we kind of put together Ned Leeds and Ganke to make our own thing, and I think that… just wait to see what happens, I guess,” Batalon said.Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland (Via Columbia Pictures)For one thing, Batalon sees Ned helping out a lot more. ‘He does a lot more things to help Spider-Man be a superhero. Ganke’s just like the vibey best friend,” he said. Ideally, Batalon would like to see that helping role continue as the series goes on. “If he could, like, follow Peter to the Avengers, meets Black Widow, you know what I mean? I feel like if he met her, his life would be complete. I think that’s just where his head’s at right now.”In the movie, all Ned wants is to be the Guy in the Chair for Peter. Batalon would love to see Ned expand that role and be in the ear of every Avenger. He would not tell me if he’s in either Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4. It sounded like he might not even know himself. “I mean, I’ll tell you this: I would love to,” he said.He and Holland got to be really good friends on set almost instantly, and it shows in the movie. Their easy chemistry with each other is one of the things that made the movie so charming. From the moment the pair had a screen test together as part of Batalon’s audition, they hit it off. Mostly, he says, because they were the same age and into a lot of the same stuff. “It was spending a lot of time together and just messing about. It was honestly really irresponsible of our director.”Batalon remembered a story from filming where someone replaced Holland’s set chair with a toilet. “I thought that was hysterical,” he said. “I definitely think it was one of our producers, Eric Carroll I think. Yeah, it was a good time.”Jacob Batalon (Photo via Columbia Pictures)As real as the friendship between him and Holland was, there was one thing they didn’t actually do: Build that LEGO Death Star. “We tried!” he told me. “We did it so wrong that we had to take it apart and put it back together again. But they took it from us anyway because the props team said we fucked it up really bad.” When I asked if that meant he didn’t build the one in the movie, he reiterated, “Oh God, no. If I did, it would have fallen apart in my hand.” Hey, it is a very difficult set.With the Blu-Ray coming out, Batalon is especially excited for people to see the blooper real. There’s some real funny stuff, from the sounds of things. He didn’t want to give too much away as far as what’s on the disc, but he shared one deleted scene he wishes wasn’t cut.“There’s this part where I’m eating a bunch of chips. It doesn’t even make the film, but I’m stuffing my face with these chips, and it was a waste of time. And Tom and I were hysterically laughing. Non-stop. Oh my gosh, it was awful,” he said. “I was supposed to be worried about [Peter], and I’m just stuffing my face. It didn’t end well.”And one of those bloopers he mentioned? There’s a big one that happened to him. “I say Peter-Man,” Batalon said. “Everyone was just going crazy, and I’m like ‘am I fired? I’m fired.’”Thankfully, Batalon wasn’t fired and we’ll all get to see that moment when the Blu-Ray comes out later this month.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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