Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 1/7/2003 6:35:06 AM EDT
I was kinda hoping he would stay in Europe....

Satirist Moore Storms Out of Britain

American satirist Michael Moore has stormed out of Britain after a bust up with the London theatre hosting his one-man show. The Bowling For Columbine moviemaker performed Michael Moore - Live! to packed audiences for two months before Christmas at The Roundhouse in Camden, North London. But on the penultimate night he reportedly flew into a rage, verbally attacked everyone associated with the theatre because he thought he wasn't being paid enough. During the performance he complained he was making just $750 a night. A member of the stage crew says, "He completely lost the plot. He stormed around all day screaming at everyone, even the £5-an-hour bar staff, telling them how we were all conmen and useless. Then he went on stage and did it in public." Staff retaliated by refusing to work the following night, which led to the show being held up for an hour. Eventually he made a groveling apology to staff and the angry audience finally took to their seats. A source reports that Moore then packed his bags and flew to New York the next day without saying thank you or goodbye to anyone
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:23:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:31:20 PM EDT
I always like going to DU to hear what utter morons think about things like this.  Their reaction was unanimous: "I dont believe it. It must be a lie."

They just like sitting in their own little world, filtering information to suit their biases and beliefs.  Info that challenges or paints those beliefs in a bad light are ignored, denied, and condemned.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:10:28 AM EDT

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
06 January 2003

I took my son to see Michael Moore live at the Roundhouse, in north London, before Christmas. The US radical and author of the best-selling book Stupid White Men was (mostly) clever, funny, angry, sharp, iconoclastic and sceptical about the lies and humbug processed by the US government and big business. Sure there were some flunked bits – you expect that, the troughs are part of the adventure, an evening with a well-worn rebel.

What we did not expect was to feel so enraged at one point that we almost walked out. It was when Moore went into a rant about how the passengers on the planes on 11 September were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If the passengers had included black men, he claimed, those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no disrespect from anybody. God save us from such stupid white men, especially now, when in the US and the UK, black people's lives are being ripped to shreds by drugs, lawlessness, fear and frightful violence plus the endless circle of racism, exclusion and incarceration. This is not awesome, Mr Moore; it is a calamity, for descendants of slaves unimaginably more so.

Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:41:22 AM EDT
Is there a link to the story of #2?

Link Posted: 1/8/2003 1:47:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 2:12:22 AM EDT
posted by  greenmountainpatriot

I was kinda hoping he would stay in Europe....
View Quote

[b]I[/b] was kinda hoping his plane would go down.
Top Top