Papua New Guinea Prime Min­is­ter crit­i­cizes Biden’s com­ment about can­ni­bal­ism

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister criticizes Biden’s comment about cannibalism

Papua New Guinea Prime Min­is­ter James Marape was crit­i­cal of Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s com­ments last week that linked his coun­try to can­ni­bal­ism, Reuters report­ed. He urged Biden to clar­i­fy the com­ments in a state­ment released on Sun­day.
“Pres­i­dent Biden’s remarks may have been a slip of the tongue; how­ev­er, my coun­try does not deserve to be labeled as such,” read the state­ment from Marape.
Dur­ing a cam­paign stop in Scran­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia, last week, after vis­it­ing a miss­ing-in-action war memo­r­i­al, Biden dis­cussed his uncle’s plane being shot down near Papua New Guinea dur­ing World War II. While speak­ing, Biden seemed to insin­u­ate that his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, was vic­tim­ized by can­ni­bals after it was shot down.
“He flew sin­gle-engine planes, recon­nais­sance flights over New Guinea. He had vol­un­teered because some­one couldn’t make it. He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of can­ni­bals in New Guinea at the time,” Bide …