New Zealand News channel invents fake Kellie-Jay Keen "white supremacist" controversy.
Newshub in New Zealand broadcast the false claim that Kellie-Jay Keen is throwing 'white supremacist' symbols
Notorious women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen (AKA ‘Posie Parker’) is currently in Australia. For the uninitiated, Keen holds regular ‘speakers corner’ events throughout the UK where women are encouraged to speak their mind on the topic of sex based rights and gender ideology.
I wrote for Spiked Online about my experience covering one of Keen’s Manchester events in 2022 . I also produced this video report:
Keen has also taken these events to the USA and now Australia. Whether or not you agree with Keen’s rhetoric is one thing, but New Zealand news channel Newshub appears to have completely deranged themselves over her visit to the land down under.
In Newshub’s short report (below), at around the one minute mark they broadcast a few seconds of Keen talking to camera whilst moving her hand upwards. It is at that point her hand is censored with a blurring effect and the news reporter describes it as:
“Using a hand signal linked to white supremacists which we have chosen to blur”.
Here is the relevant freeze frame without the blurred effect:
To the majority of the planet, this is known as ‘the ok gesture’ when made consciously, but it recent years it has been co-opted by white nationalists and internet trolls. Newshub categorically and unambiguously want you to believe Keen is openly signalling her white supremacy at this moment.
However, when you locate the original footage these few seconds are taken from, you can clearly see that Keen was doing nothing more than adjusting the zip on her garment (at the 3:50 mark):
It’s almost laughable when you consider that within 20 seconds of the so-called ‘white supremacist’ gesture, Keen goes on to defend the speech rights of “Māori women”. That’s an odd flex for someone intending to signal to their ‘white supremacist’ supporters.
Furthermore, the news report gives the impression that Keen has chosen to go on a mainstream platform to intentionally and covertly flash a white supremacist symbol. Whereas in reality, Newshub took a 9 minute video from Keen’s own YouTube channel just to isolate a few seconds of her adjusting her zip. They then slapped a blur effect on it and claimed she is signalling her white supremacy.
By blurring out what actually happened in favour of pretending what did, they have simply mislead their viewers rather than informed them. I’m amazed that this sinister editing and narration made it by Newshub’s editorial process. It’s no wonder people are becoming less trusting of mainstream news sources—given that when all the pieces of this incident are placed into context, you could be forgiven for thinking this was an intentional ideological decision to lie to their viewers.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before women going against the progressive orthodoxy on gender would find themselves tarnished as ‘Nazis’. It’s such a basic far-left response as to almost be boring at this point.
The idea that mostly middle-aged women who prefer not to have a penis in their spaces are goose stepping loons is absurd. But I suppose when you believe that humans are able to change their sex you are no stranger to accepting absurdities.
None of these responses to women wishing to gather and talk about their rights, children and spaces will age well. No more so than this response from Australian member of senate Nick McKim:
Here Mckim can be heard referring to gender critical women as ‘TERDS’ (trans exclusionary right-wing drop kicks).—a play on the acronym ’TERF’. It’s all very cringe, but it’s also worth noting that the insult ‘drop kick’ is used in Australian rhyming slang to mean ‘cunt’. From the urban dictionary:
In Aussie Rules Football, a 'dropped kick' is referred to as a 'punt'. As is typical with rhyming slang, the joke has been moved one step away from the obvious - instead of calling someone a 'punt', the term 'drop kick' is used.
Were these comments made publicly in any other context about women defending their rights, so-called progressives would be up in arms about the misogyny underpinning them.
The video with the blurred hand gesture is no longer available. You saved it, I presume. Can you post it here?