It was a big night for Drake and Team Canada, who emerged triumphant over the Kevin Hart-coached Team USA at Friday’s NBA Celebrity All-Star Game in Toronto, with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler named the game’s MVP.
After the victory, Butler was being interviewed for ESPN by sideline reporter Sage Steele, who is apparently not a fan of Canada’s internationally admired healthcare system.
“I just want to say, as an election year in the U.S., the U.S. has a lot they can learn from Canada,”; said Butler. “Health care, taking care of people…”;
Before he could continue, however, Steele pulled the microphone away, looking annoyed, and interrupted: “So we’re talking celebrity stuff, not politics,”; she scolded, before plastering a huge smile on her face, giving him a faux-friendly body check and saying, “Congratulations on your MVP!”; Watch:
The slight did not go unnoticed by Butler’s brother and Arcade Fire band-mate Will Butler, who tweeted:
I feel like when Team Canada beats Team USA they should be able to taunt the losers about universal health care
— Will Butler (@butlerwills) February 13, 2016