"Kill the PM" Band @Peace with Taxpayers' Money
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the Fairfax article that hip-hop group @peace have released a track that threatens to kill the Prime Minister and have sex with his daughter,Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“As if the lyrics were not vulgar enough in their own right, the fact that this band hasreceived $30,000 of taxpayer money from NZ On Air is shameful. How on earth is this the best use of taxpayers' hard earned money?"
“It does not matter if it is the Prime Minister or any other group or individual, bands spouting messages of hate should not be bankrolled by officials awarding taxpayer money."
“We will be writing to NZ On Air to raise these concerns, and will be seeking an assurance that taxpayers funds will not continue to subsidise this group.”