Papua New Guinea Leader Blasts Biden For Claiming His Uncle Was Eaten by Cannibals

By Bo Beard | April 24, 2024

History of cannibalism

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape expressed his anger regarding President Biden's recent remarks implying that his uncle was consumed by cannibals in Papua New Guinea during World War II. 
 

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Marape conveyed his disappointment in a statement, highlighting that Biden's comments not only inaccurately portrayed his nation as having a history of cannibalism but also failed to acknowledge that Papua New Guinea was involuntarily involved in the global conflict of the 1940s. 
 

Biden's statement

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Biden's statement about his uncle, 2nd Lt. Ambrose J. Finnegan Jr., being eaten in Papua New Guinea, was made during a speech to a steelworkers union in Pittsburgh.