Billy Bob Thornton cancels Canadian tour

April 13th, 2009 // 96 Comments

After his pissy interview with CBC radio last week, Billy Bob Thornton learned a valuable lesson about Canada: Don’t fuck with it. The AP reports:

Billy Bob Thornton’s band has canceled the rest of its Canadian tour after the actor compared the country’s fans to mashed potatoes with no gravy in a testy interview that caused a sensation online.
The Boxmasters opened for Willie Nelson on Thursday in Toronto, where they reportedly were booed and met with catcalls of “Here comes the gravy.”
A note posted on Nelson’s Web site Friday said the Boxmasters were canceling the rest of their Canadian dates “due to one band member and several of the crew having the flu.”

Flu, huh? That must be the medical term for Billy Bob Thornton’s vagina.

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  1. What a sack of excrement Billy Bob is.

    Once a twat, always a twat.
    I feel sorry for the rest of the band. If you saw/heard the band’s interview with Jian Ghomeshi on Canadian public radio (video on YouTube), you can see how the Boxmasters are desperately trying to salvage the situation, and Jian Ghomeshi handles BBT’s infantile behavior like a pro.
    But BBT just continues to make it worse, and worse, and worse. He is a big whiney BABY. What a complete turd. If it was really about the MUSIC, as he alludes, he’d have corrected Jian, and moved on, quickly.
    We understand that doing publicity is a pain. Hearing the same questions over and over is a pain. GET OVER IT! That’s the price you pay for the plug! You’ve got the spotlight- use it to your advantage, you douchebag.
    Other bands would have killed for that spot.
    (Plus, BBT didn’t even bring his drums to the studio, so he never intended to play…)

    BUT, as much as he claims to be a musician, he has proved it’s NOT about the music; it never is with him.
    IT IS ALL ABOUT BILLY BOB. As usual.
    So bored of him. I’m never paying attention to another thing he does.
    Off the fucking creative radar, motherfucker. ‘Bye…

    BOXMASTERS! Get another drummer! Quick! Ride the wave!

    Oh, and Billy, the Blues Brothers called. They want their suit back. You fucking twat.

  2. awesomedudes

    yeah keep generalizing about each country back and forth! america vs canada! awesome!

  3. Laughing

    @45 -
    CANADA …. North America’s biggest scam

  4. Pierre LeDouche

    “sorry we dont kiss the ass of some dumb motherfucking celebrities… ”

    ….Unless they’re wearing a Canadiens jersey. At that point, we just reach for the Chapstick and pucker up.

    On topic: I’m sorry, I didn’t realize Billy Bob Thornton was even still alive. I’m not convinced that’s just not some elaborate, animated cadaver.

  5. Drunkman

    LOL #9

  6. chango

    Ha ha ha . . . canadians . . . who give’s a rat’s ass about you anyway . . . Well except for Meg Ryan in her younger less botox days . . .

  7. RC

    LOL, you American fat fucks! (Don’t deny it, you ARE fat fucks)
    Please leave trash like Billy Bob south of our border. Jessica Biel and Scarlet Johansen can come up anytime though ;)

  8. mahogma

    WOW….hard to put into words…I,I feel like I did when the Beatles broke-up. Perhaps Don McKlean can write “The Day the Music Died,Part 2″ to mark the occasion.I hope all you Canucks can learn from this. You DO NOT insult an artiste’…no Boxbastards for YOU!!!

  9. mikeock

    Oh look – he has a merkin stuck to his chin

  10. isitin

    #6,16,19,21,34,53,56 you motherfucking rednecks deserve your unemployment you get in your good ole USA. You are all tit sucking on your mammas titties still while using your mammas internet connection in her semi wide. Learn something about another country besides your own & maybe, just maybe you will be smart enough to move out of that trailer you call home with that redneck flag flying on the roof.

  11. chango

    #60 . . . oh yeah, you’re a real class act . . . ha ha
    stupid canadians . . .

  12. Maggie From Buffalo

    I think he looks well preserved!

  13. farty mcshitface

    this guy billyboob is just one of those super-annoying artsy fuckers that loves being a difficult jerk just because he can. i love it that his goddamned tour has been canceled. serves him right for acting like a stupid, pompous asshole. i hope he and his band just cancels the rest of it’s plans for the rest of time.

  14. Fuck Canada Too

    If you watch the entire interview it was apparent that there were rules in place prior to the interview, none of which the interviewer thought were important. I can see his frustration. The Canadians are a bunch of wanna be’s anyway. They have no identity as a nation and constantly cling to their French or English heritage…..most of which is past due anyway. Canadians constantly belittle the US of A in an attempt to feel important, all the while whining about free trade. Piss on Canada, grow some balls you bunch of dimwit fags. And yes, there is plenty of gravy in canada. They pour the shit on everything, haven’t you noticed their women’s thighs? Way to go Canada!

  15. Fuck Billy Bob

    RULES for the interview? I thought Billy Bob was a rule breaking rebel who prefers to play venues where people break rules by throwing things? Why should Mr. Hillbilly Rebel-Without-A-Cause require an interviewer to play by some prissy anal-retentive uptight asinine rules??? He’s an immature asshole with a touch of narcissistic personality disorder.

  16. justifiable

    #64 You mean there were “rules” – just because Billy Bob said there were? Whose show was he on, again? Ghomeshi runs his own shop, and quite well, without having to kowtow to douchebag divas with no chops to back up their attitudes. He mentioned BBT’s other career in about one line, FOR CONTEXT, and then moved on to the music, at which point The Poutmaster went into full-bore sulk because we should only refer to him as a Musician. How childish. How disloyal to his bandmates to trash their opportunity with his wittle wounded feelings.

    He’s made the classic mistake of confusng temperament for talent – and the audience listening to this show, and his other performances, DOES know the difference.

  17. col!n

    it was a publicity stunt that totally backfired on him… poor little muffin. He decided at 5am that he was gonna “mix it up” and not bring his drums to the studio. (It wouldn’t have been him schlepping them anyway. It would have been some roadie.) Obviously he was hoping for extra publicity… which he got…. but not the right kind. Perhaps not all publicity is good pulicity. Seriously, Canada doesn’t care about all the same celebrity bullshit that Americans do. Just look at the blossoming careers of the previous “Canadian Idol/Karaoke” winners. We don’t buy into the commercial hype…. oooooo Krispy Kreme!!!!! Ya, didn’t fly up here.

  18. Canadian Girl

    I would rather be from Canada : harmeless and ignored, than from America :
    hated and “powerful”.
    For years we’ve all deplored the way the USA has showed off it’s “might” and riches – and now look at you, its all backfired in your faces!
    You would think that we would sit back and be smug at your ever so quickly demise of the US empire, but no, of course not, we as Canadian’s and the rest of the world want to see you rise up and prosper again. We have too many vested interests with the US, so we can’t see you fail.
    Just for the record – Canada is the LAST industrialized western county to go into a recession (a small one at that), the largest trading partner with the US is Canada, and you depend on us for 75% of your natural resources.. as well, we are your largest trading partner.
    So before you dog anyone other than yourself, EAT SOME HUMBLE PIE for one and realize and recognize how pathetic your self-righteous and arrogant attitude has gotten you only so far. WAKE UP!!!!
    Good luck with getting yourself out of your mess! Here you have a new US president doing whatever he can to build your country up, both domestically and INTERNATIONALLY, and it’s ignorant bastards like some of you on this blog who ruin it and make your very exsitance a joke!!!!
    Get it through your head – we are your friend, we are not a joke, we are not your enemy and we ALWAYS have your back!!! For once you are NOT number 1, and for once – EAT HUMBLE PIE!!!!

  19. Canadian Girl

    I would rather be from Canada : harmeless and ignored, than from America :
    hated and “powerful”.
    For years we’ve all deplored the way the USA has showed off it’s “might” and riches – and now look at you, its all backfired in your faces!
    You would think that we would sit back and be smug at your ever so quickly demise of the US empire, but no, of course not, we as Canadian’s and the rest of the world want to see you rise up and prosper again. We have too many vested interests with the US, so we can’t see you fail.
    Just for the record – Canada is the LAST industrialized western county to go into a recession (a small one at that), the largest trading partner with the US is Canada, and you depend on us for 75% of your natural resources.. as well, we are your largest trading partner.
    So before you dog anyone other than yourself, EAT SOME HUMBLE PIE for one and realize and recognize how pathetic your self-righteous and arrogant attitude has gotten you only so far. WAKE UP!!!!
    Good luck with getting yourself out of your mess! Here you have a new US president doing whatever he can to build your country up, both domestically and INTERNATIONALLY, and it’s ignorant bastards like some of you on this blog who ruin it and make your very exsitance a joke!!!!
    Get it through your head – we are your friend, we are not a joke, we are not your enemy and we ALWAYS have your back!!! For once you are NOT number 1, and for once – EAT HUMBLE PIE!!!!

  20. Canadian Girl

    Some of these ignorant comments are pathetic by the American’s – no wonder you are all a joke to the rest of the world, no wonder if you go abroad American’s will wear CANADIAN Id tags in order to walk the streets in peace and not be mocked!

    Wake the FUCK up you ignorant fools!!!

  21. Canadian Girl

    Some of these ignorant comments are pathetic by the American’s – no wonder you are all a joke to the rest of the world, no wonder if you go abroad American’s will wear CANADIAN Id tags in order to walk the streets in peace and not be mocked!

    Wake the FUCK up you ignorant fools!!!

  22. Lighten Up!

    Would everyone just stop it!?! Please.
    When you make sweeping generalizations about Canadians or Americans, you show that you are narrow-minded.
    Would you say the same things to each other if you were having a beer together? Unless you are a complete asshole, you wouldn’t. There is enough hatred in the world without some dipshit using a keyboard and the anonymity of the internet to try to stir things up.
    Canadians, Americans, Eskimos, the French, etc are all just people.
    Stop the hate!

  23. RedWhiteandBlue

    Hiding behind Canadian ID tags? I’m not sure where the Americans live that you claim will disguise themselves as canucks. Bullshit. They can move to Canada if thats the case..

    Nobody I’ve ever known here in the states would be caught dead pretending to be a Canadian. I’m proud to be an American. If you don’t like it, STFU and stay the out. I’m sure as hell not going to come up there to bother you.

    Not to mention, if I did try to pretend I’m Canadian I’d be busted. There’s no way I could hide the fact that I can correctly pronounce ‘about’.

  24. Black and Blue

    Come on people. Stop playing who is the best/worse country. Let’s keep it on topic. Billy Bob really screwed up for the Boxmasters in Canada but this will probably mean they will get bigger audiences in the states which is exactly what they want. Who cares about Canada apart from the Canadians? If the gamble goes like they want then perfect for them. The name of the game is not about getting liked. It is about making money. By the way check out a dish called poutine. It is fries, cheese and gravy. Very Canadian dish and also great for throwing at out of work actors who think they are musicians.

    BTW I live in a bordertown. The USA Vs. Canada stuff is just boring.

  25. HankTheDwarf

    He should have canceled those hair plugs before it was too late.

  26. dadgummit

    Dunno about the rest of you all, but I’m diggin Canada for giving BillyBob Thorton the smackdown. He’s been kinda douchey lately.

    He’s way too full of himself. He’s got bad plugs/toupee. And that douchemuff below his lip looks suitably ungroomed. He’s become a hillbilly guido.

    A sad morphing of the worst dregs of Kentucky and New Jersey.

    He needs to quit dicking around and make Bad Santa 2. Only then will he be cool again.

  27. #73 – You’ve just proved you’ve never left the USA.
    And my guess is you’re not having any problems with’ free fall collapse speed’and NEVER will – that type of thing.
    U Merican ?

  28. suzeee

    This isn’t Canada VS USA. This is simpy Billy Bob is an asshole. There’s no one that can make can argument for his behavior. They don’t get the interview? so what, Billy?? Who cares? Oh I know..you’re BAND that’s who asshole!!!

    BTW, Sorry my American friends but it’s true, you’re known world wide for being, stupid, loud, fat, arrogant…just like the other guy said..the list goes on & on.

  29. they’re SICK & TIRED of losers like thisone!!

  30. Kuroneko

    @ 73: Yes, it’s not uncommon to see Americans wearing little Canadian flags while traveling abroad in order to receive better treatment.

  31. wet newspaper

    Yeah. Bugger off, Billy Bawb. No one likes a whiney bitch.

    Fag.

    @ 75 – LOL!!!

  32. Quinn

    Hell yeah, I ordered a “Canadian Kit” when i traveled overseas. No shame in it, I wanted to live.

  33. AmeriCanadian

    Fuck BillyBob, the stupid ass Hillbilly. They should have thrown hot Poutine at him.

  34. chango

    ha ha ha . . stupid canadians . . .

  35. Ronnie

    Folks, this is not a debate Americans vs. Canadians. It is about BBT and his disregard for being interesting and/or polite while being interviewed on Q – the CBC Arts and Entertainment radio program. Since it is a national program regular CBC listeners such as myself were treated to an interview that seemed to defy description. In the Canadian media it is not the general rule to allow guest do request what questions are asked. We still have ethics in the media. As for the individuals who say with so much intelligence how stupid we are..to quote a great American hero..stupid is what stupid does- Forrest Gump. Peace out folks now let’s play nice.

  36. Pilatunes

    He looks good in this picture compared to the interview…he looked like some sack of shit they found on a park bench. Anyway, thank God someone isn’t willing to choke on his celebrity bullshit (most likely his band, who apparently were less than happy about the interview, especially when he refused to sing).

  37. oneelusivegal

    #60 Your comments make me embarrassed to be Canadian, speak intelligently please, same goes for any other comments posted like that.

    #64 Your comments are laughable, I hate to point this out but the stats indicate that US has us beat in terms on obesity, though we aren’t far behind you, so your thigh comment is just plain stupid.

    And the US VS Canada debate is silly too, guess what , we all have redneck, overweight, smart, stupid, wifebeating, family loving , loud, abrasive, and various other types of people living in BOTH of our countries. We are neighbours and we should respect each other. One thing is true though, we don’t idolize stars quite as much, and because as a whole (there are always exceptions), we are polite people, we expect people to come to our country and behave politely. I saw that interview, he was a jerk, plain and simple, talent or no talent. He was a jerk .

  38. Another Canadian Girl

    #69 Your intelligent and accurate observations make me proud to be a fellow Canadian. For all you other fellow countrymen who spoke impolitely or inacccurately, come on, up your game and show a little class. That is what makes our country great, our manners and class. The U.S. is our friend and neighbour, we NEED each other. I think the American people have elected one of the classiest and most eloquent man I have ever seen.

    Billy Bob Thornton is pretty much the opposite. Arrogant, puffed up will self importance and rude. He deserved to be booed (his bandmates did not). I hope they show him the door. If they do, I know a great drummer……

  39. Another Canadian Girl

    #69 Your intelligent and accurate observations make me proud to be a fellow Canadian. For all you other fellow countrymen who spoke impolitely or inaccurately, come on, up your game and show a little class. That is what makes our country great, our manners and class. The U.S. is our friend and neighbour, we NEED each other. I think the American people have elected one of the classiest and most eloquent man I have ever seen.

    Billy Bob Thornton is pretty much the opposite. Arrogant, puffed up will self importance and rude. He deserved to be booed (his bandmates did not). I hope they show him the door. If they do, I know a great drummer……

  40. lolwut

    #83 Motherfucker, poutine is not to be wasted on that cunt.

  41. good job

    Billy Bob, you just threw your own poor band in the trash can, and that had nothing to do with Canadians or Americans. Good job, Canada, for not putting up with his crap. I’m pretty sure America would’ve done the same.

  42. LOL~

    hahahaahah omg everyones comments are hilarious!!

    BBT is a douche. total and utter douche.

    America is not bad! when i went to Chicago everyone was nice and sweet, and not ignorant. im from Canada, and i will admit, Canadians ARE generally nicer.
    truth of the matter is, if you go anywhere in the world and tell someone your american, they go ” Oh… oh okay…” and become super cold
    but you tell them your Canadian and they are WAY nicer! its weird.

  43. Hane

    Awwww he’s not going to continue touring in Canada? I’m soooooooo disappointed! Now no one will get to hear the band no one had ever heard of prior to this play anywhere in this country.

    Thank goodness he won’t be here. The guy is clown shoes. I feel sorry for his bandmates. Billy Bob “the musician”? ‘Tis rhubarb.

  44. mitch

    haha doherrrrs uhm candadians ararrr dumb…. keeping talking, you stupid american and you know who you are :^\ take your head out of your ass. Travel more, there is more to life than grits. corn bread, x box and facebook. Then maybe , just maybe, you can offer a educated opinion . Leave the hot air where it should be … in your ass!

  45. TOUGH_BUT_FAIR

    Billy Bob Thorton is irrelevant in the States, and is only admired by adolescent boys.

    Canada is irrelevant to the rest of the world, and comprises of people who immerse themselves in American culture, but are still dim witted enough to criticize America.

    /thread

  46. Some of these comments are pathetic ignorant, like the American – no wonder you are all a joke to the rest of the world, not surprising when you go abroad slides Canadian American identity tags go into the streets for peace and not be mocked!

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