NDP candidate Nathan Cullen apologizes for insensitive comments about Haida candidate

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NDP candidate Nathan Cullen is apologizing after he made insensitive comments about a B.C. Liberals candidate who is Haida.

NDP candidate Nathan Cullen is apologizing for insensitive comments he made about B.C. Liberals candidate Roy Jones Jr. Cheexial, who is Haida, before a recent all-candidates meeting.

“He’s not well-liked — he’s Haida — in his own community,” said Cullen. “The guy’s going to get bedrock 20 per cent.”

He then went on to laugh about the Jones Jr.’s supposed nickname, saying “his name is Kinkles….”

Cullen offered the apology Saturday morning on Twitter as well as at the beginning of a media availability on Zoom.

“A story recently surfaced about some comments I made… about Roy Jones Jr., which I unreservedly apologize for. They were inappropriate.”

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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics

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