Letter: Preciousness is becoming tiring

23:00, Nov 06 2012

Prime Minister John Key has met footballer David Beckham and, in his opinion, Beckham is as ''thick as batshit''. Having never met Beckham, I can't agree or disagree with Mr Key's comment, but I do defend his right to an opinion of Beckham.

It's just unfortunate that he didn't keep this opinion to himself, especially after Beckham gave Mr Key's son some soccer tips.

I also defend his right to tell Jamie Mackay that his red top was ''gay'' - a word with different meanings to different people.

The preciousness of many these days who object to any opinion that's not the same as theirs is wearing thin. Differences in race, gender, religion, opinion, thought and ideas are what make this planet an interesting place to be. I, for one, enjoy the diversity of the human race and try to save my outrage for things that really matter.

SUE VOSS

Paraparaumu

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