Billy Bob Thornton was still in Canada as of last night. I don't actually think you can get kicked out of Canada for being rude, but he is giving it a really good shot. Last night his band played in Toronto. Now, remember the audiences are there to see Willie Nelson and so please don't think people were actually spending their hard earned money to see Billy Bob Thornton.
Anyway, just like Britney did in Vancouver, Billy Bob stopped playing after three songs so he could explain some of his derogatory remarks he made towards Canadians and why he sounded like an a-hole on the radio show.
Here is how that whole thing went with the crowd. (From The Toronto Star)
“It seems as if when I say something it's in the news.”
When that drew boos, Thornton continued: “Boo all you want, but I want to say something…. We're really happy to be here, but I need to say something. I talked to this a–hole yesterday.
“I sat down and talked with this guy. He and his producers say, `We promise you we won't say that' (meaning references to Thornton's acting career). The very first thing they said was that.
“I don't really like sensationalism,” he added. “If you look someone in the eyes and promise them something, and you don't do it, you don't get the interview. That's the way it goes.”
The explanation was met by further boos and catcalls of, “Here comes the gravy.”
Damn you have to love Canadians. What that shows is they all watched or listened to the interview when BBT referred to Canadians as mashed potatoes without gravy. That is surely a way to make people fall in love with you.
A reporter from the Toronto Star interviewed BBT before the show last night and said that BBT was covered in thick facial makeup and chain smoking cigarettes. Just that description makes me ill. Billy Bob didn't sound contrite last night. Didn't say he made a mistake. He blamed it all on the DJ from the show, and that he, BBT loves all Canadians. Yeah, well I don't think they love you back.