But now he's going International with his judgeyness - his new target? Susan Boyle.
Here's the message from IHC about Monday's outburst:
IHC needs your help to complain about an item on Breakfast TV on Monday 23 November. In the item Paul Henry refers to Susan Boyle (the singer from Britain’s Got Talent) as ‘retarded’. He laughs and says she was starved of oxygen at birth and has an intellectual disability. He then say “If you look at her carefully you can make it out”.Hard to believe that there has been talk about Henry getting his own show. What is TVNZ thinking??
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If you want to complain could you please:
1. Email email@example.com saying that Paul Henry’s comments about Susan Boyle and intellectual disability were inappropriate and discriminatory.
2. Go to the Human Rights Commission online complaints form http://www.hrc.co.nz/home/hrc/enquiriescomplaints/onlinecomplaintsform.php and fill it out. Say that TVNZ is using discriminatory language about people with intellectual disabilities, making negative comments about their appearance and treating intellectual disability with derision and disrespect.
Please pass this email on to others so they can complain also. This is an opportunity to make it clear to Paul Henry and TVNZ that discrimination against people with intellectual disability is not acceptable, and that there are many people who are offended by the comments on Breakfast TV.