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Myers is tastless on Haiti disaster

Published 27/01/2010 | 08:27

Kevin Myers sought to ridicule suggestions to house homeless Haitians in the many Irish houses left empty by the property market slump by saying, "...our cultural diversity would be enormously enriched with the arrival of over half a million voodoo worshippers." ('Disasters - where would showbiz be without them?', January 26)

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Whatever one's attitude to voodoo, Mr Myers is deeply tasteless if he sneers at a people so offensively when their country has been destroyed.

It was a shameful piece of writing.

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