International media reactions on New Zealand PM ponytail fallout

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key who made newspaper headline globally for pulling the ponytail of waitress at a cafe in Auckland frequented by him and his wife,has apologised over the incident. Here is which newspaper said what on the issue...

CNN said Mr Key had gone from "premier to playground bully". In another headline CNN wrote Ponytail-pull could land New Zealand PM John Key in court.

The Daily Telegraph also published the story alongside a tweet from international relations lecturer Nick Henry who wrote: "Can anyone who sees John Key in person please give him a whack around the ear and, if he doesn't like it, six more and then a bottle of wine".

Ponytail fallout: media reactions

The Daily Mail's headline said Mr Key dismissed the "bizarre act" as banter.

The Washington Post said, New Zealand's ponytail-pulling prime minister becomes national embarrassment.

The Guardian's website John Key: New Zealand prime minister's weirdest moments (so far). The story has 865 comments attached to it.

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Quartz wrote, New Zealand's prime minister is lambasted for repeatedly pulling on a waitress' ponytail.

The Mirror said, #ponytailgate New Zealand Prime Minister John Key sparks Twitter backlash for repeatedly pulling a waitress' hair. reported, Prime Minister John Key pulled waitress' ponytail.

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