September 23, 2009

"Nigel the crazy Noonga"

'Crazy Noonga' website sparks racism outrage

By Fran RamrodA website set up by a Perth student about a fictional Aboriginal character has been shut down and is being investigated by police amid racism claims.

The website, which Radio 6PR reports was created by a 19-year-old Curtin University student, features audio excerpts of a character called "Nigel the crazy Noonga," who prank calls businesses and fast-food outlets with a fake Aboriginal accent.

The portrayal of negative Aboriginal stereotypes has sparked outrage from the Aboriginal community.

Craig Somerville, lecturer at the Curtin University Centre for Aboriginal Studies, told 6PR he believed the material on the website had crossed the line between humour and racism.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Aborigines Stereotyped in Australia and Aborigines Wallow in Garbage on "Arses."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

crazy noonga rules, mind you owne fucken business you nazi cunts, if you dont like to dont listen to it, if abbos aint like that, then dont worry,
but you all know its true,, and what makes it funny is the poeple on the other end of the phones dont think its a prank..

Rob said...

My business is noting the stereotyping of indigenous people. Such as the "Nigel the Crazy Noonga" campaign. If you don't like it, get lost. Take your racist butt out of here before I kick it.