Canada condemns "racist" TV show

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    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's government has condemned a show by U.S. late-night television host Conan O'Brien that insulted people in French-speaking Quebec and seemed to suggest everyone in the province was homosexual.
     
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    Okay, but you have to admit the canada tower thingie kicked the seattle space needle's rear:thup:
     
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    actually i didnt get to see any shows but the first.
    but its strange how the US can be the butt of everyoens jokes, but when one of ours goes up there and insults them, its an international debacle. grow some skin and see it for what it was
     
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    Alexa McDonough will do anything to get her name in the paper, especially when it's close to an election - the poor dear thinks she's going to be Prime Minister one day hehehehe. No one says one word ever when Canadian programs make fun of French Canadians, Americans, Newfies or any other nationality except for "hahaha that's so true". Good grief, what's the big deal? What does the rest of Canada call Quebec anyway? Duh, Queerbec:p:
     
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    ..... and Don Cherry can say whatever he wants, hockey would not be hockey without him.
     
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    But believe it or not, it wasn't "racial," it was ethnic. Yes, shocking but true. French Canadians and English Canadians are both WHITE. But if you really want to get attention and make everyone go "Oh My God!", you call it "racist." Canadians are bigger weenies about political correctness than we are, if that's possible.
     
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    Real French Canadians - the True Blues do not consider themselves anything other the Quebecois. They may be white, but the separatist movement is something out of Nazi Germany. Have you heard of Bill 101? Sure, if you want to get technical, O'Brian wasn't racist, but True Blues consider themselves to be different from the rest of English Canada, separated by language, culture and history. As for Canadian Political Correctness, it depends on who you know. My friends and family are divided, but I can say that no matter how politically correct they claim to be, "Stupid Frenchmen" or "Pepsi" is something they are all guilty of saying outloud (the french call us Square Heads).
     
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    I believe he actually caused the trouble for Konan. Lets face it... if you honestly take to heart what a plastic hand puppet says, then you have much bigger issues.

    I don't deny people the right to complain, but man, why can't these clowns all get together and whine on their own time, somewhere off out of my ear-shot.
     
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    The funniest part is that most of the complaining was not coming from Quebec. Like I said, it`s close to election time - some people are famous here for making public mountains out of mole hills.
     
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    what can they expect from something called triump the insult comic? roses and chocolate?
     

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