PM quiet on Dotcom's 'f*** John Key' rally

STACEY KIRK
Last updated 15:06 07/08/2014

Kim Dotcom speaks to students at party

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Internet-Mana has published a video of Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom rallying a crowd of students, who burst into a chant yelling "f*** John Key".

The party posted the video over the weekend on its official YouTube account.

It shows Dotcom speaking to concert-goers at the Internet Mana Party's "Party Party" held in Christchurch.

"Are you ready for a revolution?" he asks the crowd.

"Are you ready to take down the Government? Are you ready to extradite John Key?"

The crowd then spontaneously erupts into cries of "f*** John Key".

The description posted with the video, which also features Internet-Mana branding, reads: "The spontaneous chanting from the crowd said it all. They too want to Change the Government."

Harre said she was completely comfortable with the video.

"If I didn't think it was appropriate then it wouldn't be there."

"When you get a room of a thousand young people together and you give them a political message, then they will respond that young people respond to politics. 

"The response that those young people is typical of youth expression, and we're not about censoring youth expression."

She said Dotcom's message was positive, and the message from the students was not the first time a young crowd had responded in that way.

Harre also rejected claims that the video undermined her position on comments made be Key earlier in the week. 

Key called Dotcom her "sugar daddy", and yesterday stood by those comments, which Harre said called "sexist and offensive".

Key told media it was "totally accurate", because Dotcom funded her role within the Internet Party.

"I think she is literally being funded by Kim Dotcom."

Key denied it was sexist, saying he would say the same thing about Mana leader Hone Harawira.

Today, Harre said there was no connection between the Prime Minister's comments and the Kim Dotcom video.

"Our Prime Minister made sexist remarks about a senior woman leader in politics and that was unacceptable yesterday, and it's unacceptable today."

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said he had no comment to make on the video. 

"It speaks for itself and we will leave it to New Zealanders to judge."

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