Sage Steele Cuts Off Win Butler For Getting Political During His Celebrity Game MVP Speech
You do not interrupt an indie rock hero just named the most-valuable player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, especially to redirect him to talk about “celebrity stuff, not politics.”
While being interviewed after winning the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch into a political speech lauding Canada’s health care system. But ESPN reporter Sage Steele was having none of it.
While holding a massive gold trophy, Butler, whose Montreal-based band has won numerous awards and international praise, brought up health care and the U.S. presidential election.
“The U.S. has a lot it could learn from Canada,” said Butler, who was born in the U.S. and moved to Montreal for college. “Health care, taking care of people.”