Return of Kings 'living in creepy fantasy world' -- Davis

  • 03/02/2016
Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh (Wikipedia)
Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh (Wikipedia)

Labour MP Kelvin Davis has labelled a neo-masculine group which believes women should be controlled by men as a "bunch of plonkers".

The Return of Kings group is holding "tribal meetings" in 44 countries around the world, including New Zealand gatherings in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, on February 6.

"There's no place in New Zealand for this sort of rhetoric where women are treated in this way  a real man actually stands up for women, loves women, cares for women," says Mr Davis told the Paul Henry programme today.

"Women are our equals, there's no place in New Zealand for this sort of nonsense. These guys are bunch of plonkers."

The group's leader Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh is reported to believe that rape should be legalised on private property.

Mr Davis says the views held by Return of Kings are "unacceptable".

"We've got to speak out about these issues and it takes good men to stand up and say 'You're not going to do this to my wife, to my daughters, to my mother, to my sisters, my cousins, my friends, my colleagues, we're not going to allow this to happen'. This is unacceptable and we need good men to get out there and absolutely confront these guys and tell them there's no place for them in New Zealand.

"They're living in a creepy fantasy world. Good men have got to stand up to those meetings and just disrupt, and disturb them and let them know in no uncertain terms that this is just unacceptable. Run them out of town, get them to the coast and tell them to start swimming and not turn back."

Watch the video for the full interview with Kelvin Davis.