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It was actually the opposite of funny.
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The comedian opened the show with a monologue that referenced young girls in the audience as a "felony waiting to happen."
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"Look at all the young girls, this is a felony waiting to happen." That was the "joke" that Russell Peters used to open up the 2017 Junos on Sunday, an award show that had already been marred by a second consecutive year of the #JunosSoMale debate over gender-imbalanced nominees. Peters then proceeded to reduce Canada's heritage minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, to being "hot." The show went on, but anger over Peters has continued to build as have the usual defenders crying about how it was just a joke. So let's unpack that.
Peters called the heritage minister "hot" before introducing her on stage.
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"They're the exact same people, they're just in a bad place."
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"He's stolen material from David Kau, he's stolen material from myself."
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