PM quiet on Dotcom's 'f*** John Key' rally
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."
Should doctors and patients be friends on Facebook?Related story: Doctors struggle to maintain boundaries
• Newsroom 03-943 2827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Classified Ads: 03-3778778 or email email@example.com
• Display and Online Ads: 03-3648285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• General inquiries: 03 379 0940
• Subscribe to The Press
• Deliveries, subscriptions, holiday stop/starts: 03 364 8464, or email: email@example.com
• No paper or holiday stop/starts: action online
• Buy a photo
• Newspaper subscribers - register for the digital edition
• Make press.co.nz your homepage
Read Press extras for Avenues, fashion, home design and weddings
Births, weddings, engagements
Death notices and in memoriam