Sunday, September 19, 2010


I know a few Canadians, and whenever the subject of a Canadian celebrity or Canadian cultural product comes up, the Canadian person will almost always say that the famous Canadian in question is "quite well-known and loved in Canada" or some similar description.

This makes me wonder: Who do Canadians hate? Among their own people, I mean. I know they all hated our last President, for example. But I've never heard of a Canadian celebrity who's famous and loathed, the way, say, Paris Hilton is here in America. There must be some of these people; I know Canadians are a genial and open-hearted people, but even they've got to have someone they really wish wasn't part of their culture.


John said...

Wow! This really makes me think about it.

We Canadians like to tear down our own, but I'm not sure that we have anyone we universally hate, other than serial killers. For instance, I hate, hate, hate CĂ©line Dion and Wayne Gretzky, as do millions of others, but there are also millions who hate them.

I'll have to think about this one.

JenMesch said...

I am an American living in Canada. I posted this question on FB and got the following responses:

Peter Pocklington?
I hate Stephen Harper with a big, big, big hate. Does that count?
canadians dont hate, they simply don't knock their celebrities off their pedestals as publicly or as promptly as americans do