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Audio Glitch Makes NZ Health Minister Drop The C-Bomb During Press Conference

Audio Glitch Makes NZ Health Minister Drop The C-Bomb During Press Conference

*record scratch* He said what?

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Anyone tuning into the New Zealand Health Minister's press conference yesterday might have had a rude shock.

David Clark was giving the country an update on how the coronavirus pandemic was tracking and whether the government was going to relax any measures.

On the RNZ livestream, it sounded like the health minister said: "Around the world, we have seen the virus spread at funerals, as well as a second wave of infection taking hold just as c***s were getting on top of the virus, like we are now."

*record scratch* He said what?

Unfortunately for Mr Clarke, who was in the middle of a very sensitive topic, the live-stream had an accidental, momentary audio glitch and it managed to shorten the word 'countries' to the C-bomb.

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Considering the press conference went for a pretty long time, the audio stuff up genuinely couldn't have come at a worse time. But at least it's not going to be the biggest issue that Dr Clark has endured during the pandemic.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demoted the MP for twice breaking the country's strict coronavirus lockdown rules, once for going for a bike ride and another time being caught driving 20km from his home to a beach.


Dr Clarke said in a statement: "At a time when we are asking New Zealanders to make historic sacrifices I've let the team down.

"I've been an idiot, and I understand why people will be angry with me.

"As the health minister, it's my responsibility to not only follow the rules but set an example to other New Zealanders...I've apologised to the prime minister for my lack of judgement and offered her my resignation."

Dr Clark was stripped of his associate finance minister portfolio and was demoted to the bottom of the cabinet rankings.

Featured Image Credit: RNZ

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