If you’re a shallow Torontonian who shoots back at slightly unfavourable reviews of your city like a dog with rabies bites the legs of five-year-olds, you’ll love or hate what Tom Hanks thinks of your fair city. Apparently, he’d rather be water skiing. No, really, he said that.
“I got a question about the Toronto International Film Festival,” he said, from the film festival. “Why do you run your celebrities through a pen like we’re bulls on the way to slaughter? It’s like the narrowest kind of entrance to a theatre I’ve ever had. I thought someone was going to be there on the other side with a prod they were going to put through my head. It was a very, very scary enterprise.”
HA! Joke’s on Tom Hanks… Toronto doesn’t have celebrities!
So, we’ll ask you back, Tom: “Why do you guys steal all our celebrities and convert them into fat, unhealthy Americans like we’re ex-Jamba Juice customers in a Burger King line?”
Then again, so what if Tom Hanks isn’t crazy about us, or our city? Fact is, he probably likes Toronto. He was just a little pissed off about the way TIFF handles things, not Canada. But, The Huffington Post loves sensationalism. Robert Duvall and Chipper Jones have both said worse things about Canada.