April 08, 2009 Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton and his band Boxmasters visited QTV and were interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi. Mr. Thornton took offense at any mention of his cinematic accomplishments and the interview deteriorated into a bizarre event. He made certain remarks that many considered offensive to Canadians. He was forced to cancel the balance of the Canadian portion of his tour.
The original interview can be found on the QTV channel here
The fun starts around the 6:00 mark.
For the record Jian Ghomeshi is of Iranian Heritage. He is a broadcaster and musician. He was formerly a member of a band called Moxy Fruvous. Jian is a well repected Canadian pop culture journalist .
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