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'60 Minutes' is Getting Slammed For A "Creepy" Interview With Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealanders have criticised an interview with their prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Australian televison as "creepy" and "sexist".

Charles Wooley asked Ardern, who is now pregnant, about the conception of the child, as well as calling the politician attractive and describing her as the "catch of the day".

Viewers were left furious at Wooley's remarks with many flocking to social media to express their outrage.

However Prime Minister Ardern has said she was not offended and "wasn't particularly fazed" but claimed it was a "too much information" issue.

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

Wooley also came under fire for questioning the young leader, who is pregnant, about her due date.

"In interviews with various world leaders including Bob Hawke, Margaret Thatcher and current Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, 60 Minutes reporters have always asked the tough questions which the public has been wanting to hear, while also showing the human side of these individuals that we rarely get to see".

Wooley's questions about her pregnancy appeared to make her and her partner, Clarke Gayford, rather uncomfortable.

Winston Peters seemed honoured his eighth iteration as a Backbenchers puppet had made the cut
Winston Peters seemed honoured his eighth iteration as a Backbenchers puppet had made the cut

While Ardern faltered at the comment, Wooley struggled to take the hint, and then asked the couple when the pregnant Prime Minister and her TV presenter partner conceived the child, saying that "many people had wondered".

He said: "I just loved being with them, I thought they were so much fun, such a breath of fresh air, you know it was just terrific to be with them".

Aldern put on a gritted smile and responded that yes, it was when the election was over and that they didn't "need to get into those details".

One Twitter user said: "I assumed #60mins would have a second half of the Jacinda interview after the break that talked about her policies and political achievements".

At this, Ms Ardern appeared to roll her eyes, responding: "The election was done".

Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford on 60 minutes.

Ms Ardern laughed while answering "the 17th of June", to which Mr Wooley made a comment about the timing of the conception. Although the overwhelming response to the interview was one of shock, some seemed to have enjoyed the casual style, describing the piece as "complimentary" of Ardern.

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