Don Cherry's in the spotlight again, this time over his stance on women in rooms with naked men. The long-time CBC hockey commentator said that women belong "on a pedestal" and have no business in the men's locker-rooms.
"I don't feel women are equal," Cherry said during his Coach's Corner segment on Saturday.
"I feel they're above us. I think they're on a pedestal and they should not be walking in when naked guys are walking in. And some guys take advantage of it and I don't think [they] should be."
The comment came during a discussion of Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith and his controversial exchange with Team 1040's female reporter Karen Thomson.
Watch Cherry's rant (starting at 2:20 min) and his co-host Ron MacLean's comic reaction in the video below:
Cherry, a hockey broadcaster on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, made a name as a colourful media personality in Canada. And it wasn't simply because of his bright-coloured suits. He loudly supported the 2003 Iraq invasion, angered a number of French Canadians with controversial comments on separatism and the use of visors, and attacked Canada's multiculturalism (see his quip on the cheating Russians). Articles listing his most controversial quotes are easy to find.
But despite all that, Canadians chose Cherry as the seventh-greatest Canadian of all time in a 2004 CBC poll. The commentator ranked higher than Alexander Graham Bell, John A. Macdonald and Wayne Gretzky.
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