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Cameron Leslie, Oslo Bombing Witness, Weightlifting 'Joke' Slammed (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/01/11 04:58 PM ET Updated: 10/01/11 06:12 AM ET

A New Zealand expat has become an international punchline after boasting of his weight-lifting prowess while being interviewed about the deadly Oslo attacks.

As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Oslo-based sales rep Cameron Leslie gave an on-camera interview to a New Zealand's TV3 News, where he complained of having to interrupt his gym workout in the minutes following the deadly blast.

"I was on my eighth repetition of a 165-kilogram benchpress" at the time of the attacks, Leslie says, before noting, "Ahh, that's quite a lot of weight." While other members began leaving the gym during a subsequent evacuation, Leslie adds, "Naturally I finished my set."

Though Leslie has since called his commentary "a bad taste joke," the subsequent furor has inspired a line of printed T-shirts with a "Naturally I finished my set" slogan, which the New Zealand native has since decried, the New Zealand Herald is reporting.

Watch Leslie's offending comments here:

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