Meh, Japan did it first. E! Online reports:
The British comedian was forced to postpone his comedy show in Canada after being denied entry into the country Saturday. The funnyman tweeted, “HELP! I’m gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!” while apparently still in the air en route to the show. Brand, ever cheeky, then tweeted, “How do you manipulate customs officials? Wasn’t Hitler’s father a customs officer? I’m pretty sure he was.” Things clearly were not going well with the comic who implored the border bureaucrats, “Let me in! I must perform at Casino Rama, Orillia tonight at 9 for 5,000 Canadians.” Brand ended his Twitter banter in defeat: “Tonight’s Casino Rama show postponed. I’m sorry. I can’t enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds.”
I couldn’t give a shit less about Russell Brand, but this seems hypocritical of Canada. Sure, he used to be a drug addict and got in a few scuffles with photographers, but nothing he can ever do can be as terrible as the crimes against humanity Canada’s made the world suffer. I dig maple syrup, hockey, and health care, but Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Pam Anderson, and ham that they try to pass off as bacon aren’t forgivable. And don’t get me started on Nickelback.