Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'not fazed' by controversial 60 Minutes interview

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's "not fazed" by a recent 60 Minutes interview in Australia that has been widely critcized as sexist and inappropriate.

"Maybe I've lost all my sensitivity, maybe it's just that I'm from Morrinsville," she told reporters on Monday afternoon.


"I don't know, but I wasn't particularly fazed by any of it. 

"It's fair to say that I couldn't recall there being anything from the interview that particularly stood out to me."

Journalist Charles Wooley questioned Ms Ardern about when her child was conceived, but she said that line of questioning was not new.

"You're assuming that I haven't been asked by New Zealand media that question before."

While Ms Ardern admitted that the question threw her, she said it would be going too far to say she was offended.

She said it should be "put under the heading of too much information".

Mr Wooley's comments about her attractiveness were also not new, she said, and she was "not particularly offended or fazed by the interview as a whole".

60 Minutes has been contacted for comment. 


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