JIAN "BIG-EARS TEDDY" GHOMESHI, in 1996, as singer of Moxy Früvous:

"All my fans make me sick. All my fans are very thick. I'd like to beat them with a fucking big stick. This is my schtick."

Thank you very much. That's a song called "All My Fans Make Me Sick". I really, I just want to say that it sounds like a bit of a joke song, but it's something that I really mean.

I just find that there's a lot of people -- for instance, at the Buffalo show tonight -- in the audience that are, well, for lack of a better term, Losers.

And you just look out there, and you just go, "You fucking idiots! What are you paying to see this group for? You, you're so below...us!" You know, in terms of us...I don't even even...I mean, they're human beings. You know? I wouldn't -- I'm not -- it's not a speciest argument. I'm just saying, they're really ignorant, you know.

You know when you sort of, uh, you know when you sort of walk -- you know what: You ever accidentally stepped on a bug, like you didn't actually mean to kill it? And you don't feel bad? You know? I feel kind of that way sometimes when I snub some fans.

Yeah, I’m saying this with a smile, but I am serious. They uh...well let me just...

"All my fans make me sick. All my fans are very thick. All my fans make me sick."

I was just talking about my hatred of the audience. VERMINS!

Jian Ghomeshi Bio @ his website, jian.ca

Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history. Q is also now broadcast on over 180 NPR/PRI stations across the United States and syndicated on U.S. television. The Washington Post recently named Q as “the most popular new arts and culture radio show in America.”

Mixing insight and opinion with unscripted wit, Jian shifts seamlessly from editorial essays to moderating debates on the air. At the heart of his craft is interviews. He has interviewed an array of prominent international figures from prime ministers to sports stars and cultural icons. His feature interview subjects on Q have included [Kike] Sir Paul McCartney, [Kike] Barbara Streisand, Salman Rushdie, Neil Young, [Kike] Jon Stewart, Van Morrison, [Kike] Woody Allen, Joni Mitchell, [Kike] Lena Dunham, Jay-Z and – in a television world-exclusive — [Kike] Leonard Cohen.


He has worked with many arts groups including the National Ballet, the COC and the Radio Starmaker Fund, and he is a former member of the Board of Governors at the Stratford Theatre Festival.

In 2012 Jian was awarded the prestigious New York Festivals international radio broadcasting gold medal for “Best Talk Show Host.” He was previously awarded the gold medal for “Talk Show Interview” of the year for his feature length world-exclusive with Leonard Cohen, in 2010.

NOW Magazine has named Jian “Best Media Personality” in TV or radio, and in 2013, Maclean’s Magazine named him one of “The 50 Most Important People in Canada,” and Toronto Life listed Jian as one of “The 50 Most Influential Torontonians.”



Tuend in to Education

Tuned in to Education

Metro Toronto, September 7th, 2006

Metro School Spirit

CBC television and radio personality Jian Ghomeshi recently wrapped up his summer stint on Sounds Like Canada on CBC Radio One. He draws upon his York University education every day.

When asked about his most coveted achievement, CBC television and radio personality, Jian Ghomeshi, earnestly says, “having children.” Then laughs and corrects himself, “no, I’m just kidding, I don’t have any children.”


“The most important thing to me is allowing myself to not be defined by just one side of me, one facet of my interest, and one area of who I am and what I do,” he says. “I actually believe that it was in part my university years that allowed me to feel OK about being a renaissance kind of person.”


At university, Ghomeshi was active on and off campus. He was the president of the York Federation of Students and the co-chairperson of the Ontario Federation of Students. “One of the great things about York at the time in the ’90s is (that it was and still is) a very political campus,” he says, adding that it bred a “fertile environment for discussion and debate.”

“You (will) never in your life be in an environment that is as intellectually and culturally stimulating as your university. As far as I’m concerned, if somebody’s in their teens or in the early 20s, and they’re in that environment, and not using it to somehow stir things up, they’re wasting their time … this is the time to really explore things you’re interested in.”


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Jian Ghomeshi, BA Politics & Women's Studies, SJW.

Social Justice Warrior, SJW (pejorative): A person who vehemently engages in superficial arguments that are ostensibly on behalf of "Social Justice", but are actually just for the purpose of raising the Social Justice Warrior's own reputation. Social Justice Warriors do not believe what they say, or even care about the groups they pretend to be fighting on behalf of, but just want to score "SJ points", and become popular by adopting stances that are "correct" in their social circles.



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