ESPN Does Not Want to Hear Win Butler’s Modest, Polite, and Very Canadian Thoughts on Politics

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler took home MVP at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last night (yes, all those things do exist), winning major points for the winning team, Canada (a.k.a. team Drake), but as soon as he started to use his platform as a modest political stage to celebrate Canada’s health-care policies (Butler is from the U.S., but he was feeling the team spirit apparently), ESPN’s Sage Steele had enough. “So we’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics,” Steele interrupts him as if Butler has violated a Fight Clublike secret rule of celebrity-sports matches. “Congratulations on your MVP.”

ESPN Cuts Off Win Butler’s Thoughts on Politics