Long before Jian Ghomeshi became a famous CBC broadcaster and 18 years before he was fired as host of Q, he composed a little ditty that reflected contempt for admirers of his band, Moxy Fruvous.
It was called "All My Fans Make Me Sick" and even though it was recorded in 1996, it was only posted on YouTube yesterday.
"I just want to say it sounds like a bit of a joke song but it's something that I really mean," Ghomeshi says in the video. "I just find that there's a lot of people, for instance, at the Buffalo show tonight in the audience who are, 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."
He acknowledges that the band's fans are "human beings", albeit "really ignorant".
"You ever accidentally stepped on a bug like you didn't actually mean to kill it? But you don't feel bad? You know? I feel kind of that way sometimes when I snub some fans," Ghomeshi says. "Yeah, I'm saying this with a smile but I am serious."