Openly gay New Zealand Chief Censor Bill Hastings is the recipient of personal attacks from a radio host for allowing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 into the country.
Radio Live host Michael Laws (pictured left), who is also Mayor of Wanganui, bashed Hastings on a recent radio show reports GayNZ.com. Laws made sure to mention the censor’s sexual preference, stating, “I know the gay guy we’ve got at the moment who is the Chief Censor Bill Hastings is a liberal sort of guy.”
He continued, “I don’t care if he lets gay sex through because, well, that’s what he enjoys watching in a darkened room somewhere and thinks everybody else of his ilk should be able to do so as well.”
Just last month, Laws made headlines for proposing that New Zealand’s poor be offered money in return for undergoing sterilization.
Hastings has been New Zealand’s Chief Censor since 1999.
Update: Laws’ entire show is available online (thanks Andrew). Even worse than his attacks on Hastings, comes this bit on gamers:
…it’s a graphic and violent came called Call of Duty: Modern Wafare 2 and it was released in stores on Tuesday, a couple of days ago, and it’s proved extraordinarily popular with gamers, a very unusual group of people, and just the kind of people, if mass murder was ever to be committed in this country, it would be committed by a gamer.