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Neil Young banned from Canadian radio station for comparing town to Hiroshima

Looks like Neil Young (pictured) picked the wrong community to insult.

After saying that Fort McMurray, Canada, as a result of oil roduction in the town, looks like Hiroshima after the 1945
nuclear attack, radio station Rock 97.9 has banned his music from its airwaves.
 
Young gave a press conference in Washington, D.C., about his opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline saying: "The fact is,
Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima. There's fumes everywhere. You can smell it when you get to town."

 
Young also said, “Fort McMurray is a wasteland. The Indians up there and the native peoples are dying."
 
But local Will Gibson said: “I’ve lived here nine years. I’ve raised my kids here. It’s a beautiful community.”
 

According to Gibson, air quality readings in Fort McMurray are better than most metropolitan cities.
 
As such, Young's comments sparked a flood of calls to Rock 97.9 demanding his music not be played.
 
Host Chris Byrne said no topic has caused as many people to call or write to the station since he's worked there.
 

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