Key defends joining beer pong game at Big Gay Out

Prime Minister John Key plays a game of beer pong during his visit to the Big Gay Out. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister John Key plays a game of beer pong during his visit to the Big Gay Out. Photo / Dean Purcell

Prime Minister John Key has defended downing several cups of beer during a drinking game yesterday, saying it was not "too crazy" and in the spirit of fun.

Mr Key was challenged to a game of beer pong at the Big Gay Out in Auckland's Pt Chevalier yesterday. He agreed, and had to down several cups of beer in the process.

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On TVNZ's Breakfast this morning Mr Key defended his decision to take part in the game.

Asked about the link between games like beer pong and irresponsible drinking, Mr Key said: "I've heard those sorts of things before. I mean look, it was a bit of fun. It was about that much beer [about an inch] in the cups, so it wasn't anything too crazy."

Mr Key added it was "in the spirit of a bit of fun".

He said he would "definitely win" a game of beer pong against Labour leader David Cunliffe.

"Wouldn't be any doubt about it."

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- APNZ

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