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ESPN Quickly Cuts Off Arcade Fire's Win Butler When He Mentions Single-Payer Health Care

The Arcade Fire lead singer had the temerity to mention Canada's single-payer system after a celebrity basketball game at the NBA All-Star weekend.
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Source: Deadspin

Win Butler won the MVP trophy at today’s Celebrity All-Star game in Toronto, and the Arcade Fire frontman used his post-game interview with Sage Steele to suggest that the U.S. could learn a few things from Canada this election year. Steele wasn’t having anything of it, shutting Butler down with a “We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics.”

BUTLER: I just wanna say as an election year in the U.S., the U.S. has a lot they can learn from Canada: health care, taking care of people…

STEELE: We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics! Congratulations on your MVP!


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