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An in­ter­na­tional beer la­bel dubbed “M¯aori Tears” has been slammed for be­ing spir­i­tu­ally and cul­tur­ally of­fen­sive. Her­ald readers share their views. Rangi­makehu Hall

I think this is of­fen­sive. It’s a tie to al­co­holism and booze cul­ture that M¯aori re­ally don’t need, given the over­rep­re­sen­ta­tion in re­lated statis­tics.

Blair Wood­house

Wow. Yet an­other load of “I am of­fended” crap. If you look at it from their point of view, they may have re­searched and found M¯aori used to be proud and brave war­riors, and drink­ing the tears en­dowed strength to you . . . In­stead it just makes you of­fended about things.

Ben Vaughan

Sounds like us Ki­wis are get­ting a bit soft if this is na­tional news. Grow a pair, New Zealand.

Dave Wil­son

It has noth­ing to do with real tears from M¯aori peo­ple. If you look at hops hang­ing on the plant it looks like they are tears, hence the hops they used for the beer comes from NZ. What is more NZ than M¯aori?

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