Kiwis don’t want Russell Crowe on Aussie stamp

Russell CroweThere’s been some controversy surrounding the choice of Russell Crowe having his likeness appear on an Australian stamp. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett will appear on special postage stamps issued by the Australian Postal Service as part of this year’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26. “These four outstanding Australians have captured the imagination of millions of people in Australia and around the world with their award-winning performances,” said the postal service’s managing director Graeme John. However, New Zealanders are complaining about the inclusion of Crowe, because although he was raised in Australia and became an Australian citizen in 2006, he was born in New Zealand.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • January 23, 2009 @ 1:23 PM

    I like all these actors…maybe New Zealand should offer to put Crowe’s countenance on their stamp as well. Or catch Hugh after the Oscars and snap him up. Decisions, decisions.

  2. Carolyn • January 23, 2009 @ 4:20 PM

    With everything else going on in the world, genocide, starvation, disease, war, if the only thing that some people have to worry about is an image in a stamp, then they must be living in paradise or don’t keep up on what is happening with their fellow men all over the world. Get over it!

  3. Jo-Anne. • January 26, 2009 @ 10:18 AM

    Well Carolyn, now I am beginning to feel sorry for our man, Russell. Only 2 comments? Too bad he wasn’t in the Oscar race, he could have generated some interest in his life….

    Get over the stamp issue Russell, and make a movie!!! ha ha

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