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Legysus t1_je7dgp1 wrote

I have a feeling there is more to this story.


Black-Zero t1_je7jdu7 wrote

100%! All it said was she wanted a support person, she is 78 y/o after all, and wanted to present Obama with a gift as per custom.

How are these "being difficult"?


Professional-Can1385 t1_je7aj3t wrote

What is this title. There has got to be a simpler and more understandable way to write this title.


BangCrash OP t1_je7duqw wrote

Have at it


sadetheruiner t1_je7eaqf wrote

“Indigenous elder stopped from performing a ceremony welcoming Obama. Supposedly ‘too difficult’”

Wait I can do better.

“Supposedly difficult elder removed from welcoming ceremony for Obama.”


BangCrash OP t1_je7g75f wrote

Difficult Redditor second guessing op banned from World news thread. Thanks Obama


sadetheruiner t1_je7rqlo wrote


“Redditor makes neat title, applauded by all!”

I don’t think you were directing that at me I just needed to pat myself on the back it’s been a rough month.


008Zulu t1_je7qwkl wrote

Former president, that would mean stringent background checks. Perhaps the helper was flagged for some reason, and the Elder rejected all alternatives, insisting on the original help?

Not a fact, just speculation.


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autotldr t1_je75y50 wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 77%. (I'm a bot)

> Indigenous elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO has been stopped from performing a Welcome to Country ceremony for Barack Obama because she was allegedly being "Too difficult".

> The Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation said event organisers, Growth Faculty, removed Aunty Joy from event proceedings amid claims she was being "Too difficult".

> The corporation said Aunty Joy had asked event organisers to "Make appropriate accommodations for a support person" to accompany the elder to the event, along with "Requests to provide Mr Obama with a gift as is cultural practice".

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Magicalsandwichpress t1_je99fsq wrote

Thats both hilarious and sad. A ceremony sacred to her people being reduced to prelaunch entertainment, than being told she's making too much a fuss. You cant make this up.


[deleted] t1_jeblxv3 wrote

Typical colonial behavior by the organizers.