Russell Peters Junos jokes inappropriate says heritage minister

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: OTTAWA—Comments made by comedian Russell Peters while hosting the Junos on Sunday night are not welcome by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.Peters, who hosted the music awards ceremony in Ottawa along with musician Bryan Adams, called the minister “hot” before introducing her on stage.He also commented on the number of young women in the audience, suggesting it was a “felony waiting to happen.” Facebook Twitter Joly says Peters’ comments were clearly inappropriate, adding this type of humour does not have a place at the Junos.The minister says she is proud to represent an industry worth $53 billion, noting Canada is the third largest exporter of music in the world.Peters’ “felony” joke raised some eyebrows on social media as soon as it was uttered but it wasn’t the sole bit of controversy in the evening; during an acceptance speech by two members of the Tragically Hip, the show cut them off and went to commercial just as they were starting to mention their bandmate Gord Downie, currently battling terminal brain cancer.last_img

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