This is hardly statesmanlike and looks a bit desperate really. I mean there are some things that a Prime Minister should probably never do, and one of them would have to include eating bugs.
It's a pity Rhys Darby was there to lend him some street cred... Otherwise this would have been another complete publicity stunt failure. John Key is now an internationally recognized joke and embarrassment to New Zealand.
No insult to lizards intended btw.