Bermudians Irate Over Entertainer’s Criticism

July 30, 2015

[Updated] Following insults being levied at Bermuda by a foreign entertainer who is on the island to perform, numerous Bermudians launched a strong defence of the island, taking the entertainer to task across social media.

Jillionaire — who said Bermuda “smells like a dead whale” — is a member of Major Lazer who was on the island to perform at last night’s [July 29] concert.

His social media update last night said, “Bermuda has been one of the worst travel experiences of the year – the kids at the airport got mad at me cuz I wasn’t @walshyfire, the whole city smells like a dead whale and my cab driver [yes the promoter put me in a taxi] kidnapped me for an hour instead of taking me straight to the hotel.”

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He also posted another comment saying, “Bermuda Triangle is real! Can’t wait to get out of this place.”

This did not end well for the entertainer, who immediately came under fire from Bermudians on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“No idea who you are. You are an idiot. Get off the rock,” said one person, while another added, “Next flight out is early tomorrow. Please be on it.”

“You have the nerve to insult probably one of the best places that you have ever had the privilege to visit but after your unbelievably rude comments I bet it will never happen again, ” another response said.

“We are nice people but do not tolerate ungrateful rude people like you. Go back to the airport and back to where you came from.”

“Not cool buddy!!! Was thinkin about going to the show but this changed my mind! Peace out!!! And who are you anyway,” said another response.

“The whole island wants you gone,” pointed out another Bermudian, while another logged on to the entertainer’s profile to tell them we are the “wrong people to take a stab at” as “we defend ours to de fullest.”

“We as Bermudians are kind and hospitable people,” said another person. “Once you disrespect us then we turn from nice to angry real fast.

“1000 of real celebrities come here all the time and one thing they like is that we treat them like real people. This guy ain’t even an A B C or D list celebrity and he expects special treatment or people to even know him.”

Update: A quick look at the concert last night

At least a dozen people have pointed out they actually had not even heard of this entertainer before, and quite a few people said they felt it was extremely unprofessional for an entertainer to make such comments about a place he was invited to perform in.

Non-Bermudians have also chimed in as well, with one post from an American saying, “Wow from what I saw and heard you pissed off these Bermuda people pretty bad.

“I feel different about you now I wonder what you say about other places. I’ve seen you perform in places wayyyy worse off than Bermuda, Bermuda looks like a beautiful place. Pretty disappointed in you buddy. You’re giving Major Lazer a bad name now.”

Jillionaire appears to have backtracked some — he has deleted his original post on Instagram and also ‘hidden’ one post from his main Facebook feed — however as of this writing Bermudians continue to leave messages on his social media profiles.

Update 7.57am: Walshyfire and Diplo – the remaining members of the Major Lazer group — have taken a totally different tone.

Walshyfire posted on Instagram, saying: “Bermuda thanks so much for the love and support. Always an honor to perform for my island massive,” while Diplo posted “I love Bermuda.”

Update 8.59am: Jillionaire’s Wikipedia page has been edited, with someone adding a sentence, which was subsequently edited out approximately 30 minutes later, although it is still accessible in the ‘edit history’ section.

The sentence added in said, “He also appears to be fond of insulting venues he plays, based on his commentary on Bermuda. Perhaps he is insecure about his status as a less than F-list celebrity, either way Jillionaire would seem to be a complete tool.”

The Wikipedia edit, which has now been removed from his main page: 

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Update 10.53am: Jillionaire just updated his social media again, saying “Bermuda is way up…headed to the beach.”

Update 12.12pm: His original comments show as being made 18 hours ago [around 6pm yesterday] and as of this writing, Bermudians are still expressing their displeasure with him on his social media pages.

However one of his bandmates has acknowledged he “made a mistake,” with Diplo posting a message saying, “My Bermudians! If u don’t know Chris, he is a very sarcastic a****** and he made a mistake. Please forgive because we all gave it 100 last night! My first time in Bermuda and it was lit. We love u guys this is no lie. But what I really want to know is St George’s or Somerset? I’m heading to Cup Match now.”

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  1. Phillip says:

    Residents who purchased tickets should demand a refund. I hope he was booed and egged.

    • C says:

      Nope He went on and did is thing And everyone loved it Very popular amongst the younger

      • smh says:

        Yea the younger crowd have no Bermuda Pride…Just Young,Dumb,and fulla ….

        • Major Lazer Fan says:

          To be honest, I am 30 and love Major Lazer but didn’t know he posted such things about our island until just now (Thursday morning) which would probably be the case for most Bermudians who were there last night. Sad that he would say such a thing as our island outshines most Caribbean islands. Thank goodness Diplo is the main producer of Major Lazer!

          • curious says:

            In what way does Bermuda outshine most carribean Islands. Its more expenaive? All the water sports are offered there. Hotels are first rate, Cheaper, all inclusive and more manage to stay open. Their numbers are up. Ours are down. Dont be fiiled. Colonial mentality is not necessarily better.

            • Varied says:

              I was with you until your brought up this ‘colonial mentality’ thing, how does that manifest with regard to a tourist/visitor experience?

            • Bermuda outshines most Caribbean islands by having a stronger dollar value and modern infrastructure, other then that we cant compete with them.
              The colonial mentality is just that we have no concept, knowledge or pride of our Caribbean roots, and that was by design.

              • George says:

                Bermuda isn’t in the Caribbean. It’s closer to Montreal than it is to Miami. Bermuda’s “roots” are that of a military outpost of the British Empire, a midway point between Newfoundland in the north and the Caribbean holdings to the south. Bermuda did once have a strong connection to the Turks Islands, and to a lesser extent Barbados, but not to Trinidad or Jamaica.

            • Menstral Cyclist says:

              For one, when you come to Bermuda – you can see all of Bermuda! When you go to many other destinations , you can’t explore and get to know the people, or any part of the country that isn’t a “tourist” destination and part of a tour.?! Why, because many of the hotels are surrounded by large walls or have armed security guards. To explore outside the gates of the hotel property in many parts of the world is not safe and borderline suicide. Not true everywhere, but certainly true in many of the caribbean islands.

      • Menstral Cyclist says:

        His real name is Christopher LeaCock. Fitting surname considering he is such a prick!

    • ohno says:

      what for a small insult???. If you only knew what foreigners REALLY THINK ABOUT YOU PEOPLE!!!!!

      • not pleased says:

        To be honest, some people paid 200 for vip tickets and i saw at least approx 2000 people in attendence. I will never spend money to attend any concert and or show he is involved in. He should have made to give an public apology. To the promotors its not your fault, but bermuda needs an apology. He is disrespectful and uncouth. To the rest of the major lazer team, fire his a**

        • ohno says:

          so sensitive, did someone offend your little feelings??? OMG what a weak minded people

      • foldgers says:

        considering the amount of foreigners who come for a while, fall in love and stay here… and considering the state of the rest of the world, I really do not care about what anyone has to say about us … really

        • Most foreigners who come here for a while mainly fall in love with the $$$$$$$, and IF our economy and dollar value goes down they will all forget about this little island and search for the next cash cow, that’s the nature of the beast, like nomads or grazing herds they go where the best pastures are.
          What’s love gotta do with it.

      • Eyes wide ''OPEN'' says:

        There you go with that word again….. you! people!

        • ohno says:

          You people….refers to another group of people that one is referring to.
          It is reasonable and fair you use these words
          Example
          You people…. are awful.
          You people are difficult to manage etc etc

          I realise many of you are poorly educated, however these words are part of my language, and therefore open to use. No bermudian will be telling me what words to use, and which ones are off limits

    • We have foreign politicians who live in Bermuda that talk worse, where was the outcry then.
      SMFH

  2. ProudBermudian says:

    He deleted the original post on Instagram now, but it was good to see so many people defend our home! There were over 900 comments in response to his daft comments.

    • Just sayin says:

      Hi concert was sold out

      • smh says:

        Obviously ppl bought tickets in advanced you Id**t

      • Ashley says:

        JUST SAYIN’…tickets were brought before the comment was made..of course it would of been sold out. It’s Cupmatch holiday and f*** else to do on this island. Let’s ask how many Bermudians would buy a ticket to see them now!!!

        Use your brain!

      • Fed Up Bermudian says:

        That’s too bad. Guy’s a Major Loser.

      • Fury says:

        Says the trolling…Just sayin you ain’t fooling anyone, you are clearly connected to the promotion. Get a life.

      • ohno says:

        good.
        see nobody cares what bermudians think anyways…we gonna do our thing regardless

      • Dave says:

        My husband was in Hamilton at the day that this entertainer arrived…. and he said that people were walking around holding their noses !!!!! he said the stench was disgusting…… and today in Southampton it did smell like a dead whale… two sides to a story.

    • Menstral Cyclist says:

      Who in the world is this guy! what he get an song played on AM Radio and now he thinks he is Pitbull or Beyance. LOL. What a joker? Jillionaire LOL!!!! Judging by his fake as or 10 Karat gold, Mr T starter kit that he was wearing, his name should be Hundredaire

  3. Bozey says:

    Why are you people buggin?? What the hell is a jillionaire??? Nothing!!! He don’t exist!! He’s a ghost!! Forget him! Promoters now know who not to invite back!!

    • Just sayin says:

      He may not get invited back but he’s very well known all over the world

      • Fury says:

        What is more lame than someone trolling under an alias and defending a lame act? Only Jillionaire!!!

      • Bozey says:

        Well known to who exactly? Must be the dead whale world!!

      • Next says:

        Why do people keep saying this? They aren’t. Beyonce has 40 million instagram followers and this major lozer has 44,000. Thats how irrelevant he is on a global scale. Some of you sure are starstruck and think anyone who makes music is some superstar.

  4. Damn says:

    who was the idiot promoter here who brought this POS here?

    • Just sayin says:

      The promoter knows what the youth of our country listen too I am sure he’s smiling all the way to the bank .

      • smh says:

        Yea well the promoter also needs patrons for future events so they would need to address this isdue of fake celebs coming here thinking they superstars.

  5. John Males says:

    I’m a Brit with relatives on the island. Bermuda, for me, approaches paradise on earth. If you lot would let me live there I would! :P

    Idiots like ‘Jillionaire’ (WHO?) should be crated back to wherever he came from and put on a visitor blacklist. There isn’t one? Oh, fie!

  6. Peace says:

    We do have internet.
    We don’t control the weather.
    If anyone on the spotlight said this anywhere the response would be similar.

  7. Zevon says:

    So a minor unknown musician didn’t like his experience here, and was honest about it.
    Is this worth getting upset about? Honestly, who cares?

    Who was his cab driver and what is the story there? Why wasn’t he taken right to his hotel?

    • Awake says:

      He was being honest alright….honest about what a big JERK he is. He’s just a spoiled little boy who, when he can’t get his way, whines and cries and blames the rest of the world for his bad attitude. Unfortunately, he took his madness out on Bermuda. It’s quite obvious that he’s out to get us when he expects us to stop the rain!

    • Brock says:

      Saying that the entire island smells like a dead whale is honest? It comes off more as attention seeking and is a straight up inflammatory comment.

      Even if you ignore his ridiculous and disrespectful dead whale comment, he just comes of as entitled and melodramatic. I had to take taxi once he got off the plane! My driver kidnapped me for an hour! The horror! You get first rate service and accommodations with the taxi drivers who undoubtedly had good intentions with this dude. It seems like he expected a limo with filled with swimsuit models and bottles of Cristal on ice…lol.

      This will most likely be his one and only stay in Bermuda. Someone this ungrateful and spoiled will not be welcomed back on the island. And it looks like he lost a good amount of fans because of this. Well done!

      • Brock says:

        *once I got off the plane, not he
        stupid typo :(

    • His cab driver was probably trying to give him a “complimentary” tour – not hijack him! Sometimes attempts to be hospitable are simply misunderstood.

      • Brock says:

        Yep, I guarantee that’s all that was.

        • Zevon says:

          Yep. When someone arrives after two plane rides and just wants to get to their hotel, what they secretly desire is an hour-long ride around on a rainy afternoon to see stuff they have no interest in.
          It’s probably that poor judgment by the taxi driver that caused the rest of the comments.

          • nikii says:

            I’m sorry… most Bermudians know it takes a minute to get anywhere. We have a set speed limit n if he was housed at South P it takes 30 mins or more to get there. This is not Trinidad or the US. The island is small and we don’t drive 60 or 70 mph. Get a clue. We don’t have limos for use like that so you either ride in a taxi or the pink n blue. Get over yourself….

    • St. Georgean says:

      You aren’t serious…. You must not be Bermudian

    • Fed Up Bermudian says:

      Honest about it? Seriously? Just how does Bermuda ‘smell like a dead whale’? And poor poor boo boo, no limousines for de poor poor man, he had to endure traveling in a taxi. And the weather, well, yeah- rain sucks, but not like anyone can control it, or that it’s typical for this time of year, but no- totally worth moaning about. I hope he never comes back and his handlers school him on basic manners. What a total jerk.

  8. MissT says:

    It was not criticism. It was blatant disrespect. He is disrespectful and he should be ashamed of himself. Many celebrities come here for both entertainment and pleasure and enjoy themselves. Not one of them have ever uttered such disgust about the island. In face many come here on a regular basis.

  9. Lone Wolf says:

    Who the H**L is Jillionaire? Whoever he is, I do hope he had to catch the bus, or walk to the airport to leave.

  10. who knows says:

    I went to the concert, I saw his comments just before I was due to go out. Really sad sight. Major Lazer is a phenomenal grou, and the other 2 members Diplo, and WalshyFire were amazing and have nothing but positive energy and vibes. This guy is only 1/3 of the musical performance, so I made sure I was gonna get my money’s worth and honestly it was the best time I’ve ever had. But I hope if they return here, they leave Jillionaire behind. Bermuda’a Public Enemy #1

  11. Huh says:

    Wow he knows what a dead whale smells like! Nuffin but trailer trash!

  12. rasjah says:

    Jillionaire keep tht bitch a** drama to yaself. Mad ova rain n a taxi ride smh, little man grow up now. Everyting aint for social media, jus humble

  13. Alvin Williams says:

    He must have heard the comments of the politicians who claim Bermudians don’t have a birthright and are an accident of birth.

    • smh says:

      You Mr.Williams should leave with him.

    • Fed Up Bermudian says:

      Maybe you need to go airport with him. This had nothing to do with that comment, but good for you- keep it rolling. I see exactly how that was necessary. I hope you have a lovely holiday, stewing in your own juices of hatred.

    • Varied says:

      We finally have an issue that goes beyond politics, and lo and behold the usual suspects introduce it into the conversation. Come on.

    • jt says:

      You’re far more detrimental to Bermuda than this punk Alvin.

  14. Scoalsy says:

    They should give him a Limo ride to the Airport with a DECB (Don’t ever come back) letter

  15. Hmmm says:

    I quote from Wikipedia..

    “He also appears to be fond of insulting venues he plays, based on his commentary on Bermuda. Perhaps he is insecure about his status as a less than F-list celebrity, either way Jillionaire would seem to be a complete tool.”

  16. Legalgal says:

    I know the smell of whaling. Dead whale smell nothing like freesias, cassia, buddleia, cinnamon, sea grape, the ocean. The Par-le-vile car park is smelly. It’s. It an appropriate venue for supastars DJ’s. Yes it’s a celeb hissy fit but management should have had a limo (for goodness sake the Disney princesses were transported to a kids party in a stretch limo!) and made sure there was a proper venue. Put him on a beach and the review would be everyting gonna be awright….

  17. Darwin's Child says:

    Bermudians criticise over places all the time with little to back it up. Jus’ sayin’.

    Glad to hear he enjoyed his fish sammich

  18. Darwin's Child says:

    Other not over

  19. NOT A BHW EVENT says:

    Production take some notes from BHW on how to manage the artist you bring in!

  20. James says:

    Honestly, who cares? Bermudians seem to like being offended. Yes, the comments are unprofessional and totally without class, but there really is no point making a national outcry over comments from one dude. He doesn’t like Bermuda. Whatever; he won’t come back—you can’t please everyone.

  21. BlackYao says:

    You forgot to mention the death threats…

  22. W Deane says:

    Well Cristopher Leacock “AKA Jullionare”, just go back to Trinidad, where your dollar is worth 16 cents to every one BERMUDA DOLLAR, its so much better there… Go home Mr. 16 Cents, maybe some day you’ll be 50! AA1325 departs @ 9am…. idiot!

    • sebring says:

      i hope no taxi driver picks him up !!!! walk to the airport !

    • Next says:

      Nah he thinks since he moved to LA he is an American now. He sure does like to complain like one!

  23. spotty says:

    or was it just free speech he was exercising…not everyone always has a stellar experience everywhere. ever looked at trip advisor? don’t hate!

    • sebring says:

      so much for biting the hand that feeds you!

    • Riiiiiight says:

      Which would be a fair statement if the guy was here on vacation, but he was paid to perform here. If ya gonna talk trash, at least have the common sense to do it after you’ve performed and left.

    • Next says:

      Yes and the tripadvisor comments are equally as dumb as his. It rained?! How evil of us Bermudians to not play God and clear up the skies for this bum so he can enjoy the beach! He took a taxi? OH THE HORROR! How dare an F list nobody have to have his derriere touch a dirty cab seat? The smell? How dare Bermudians not light some scented candles to appease the bum who has forgotten what fresh air smells like.

  24. sebring says:

    I do not agree with what this person said! how ever many things in Bermuda are sub standard !!! We as Bermudians should demand value for Money and learn to do with out until the quality of what we need is available starting from the entertainer’s that are invited here!

  25. Ann says:

    Never heard of the guy, and obviously am missing nothing! REAL celebrities come to Bermuda and have taxis pick them up. Pretty clear the guy is a punk, and should go back by foot to where he came from!!!

  26. Sean says:

    You should all understand that with “Freedom of speech”, your going to come across people who say thing that you do not like. If you attack and belittle they for using their right, isn’t that a form of stripping that right away from them?

    Once you start doing that where does it end; I’m sure the white oligarchy which was spoken of which controls the island does like what is said about them, so would that mean they can reintroduce slavery to put things the way they would supposedly like the island to be?

    Remember, history is full of horrific examples of what happens when people speak and act out of anger without considering the ramifications of those actions later.

    Will close off with this poem from the past written during a time were people in a country lost themselves (I pray to God Bermuda catches itself before we go that far):

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • Franklin Jr says:

      Hey Sean,

      “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

      Now, according to your logic… you can’t disagree with me, or counter my claim because hey, “freedom of speech”

    • Mikasa.A says:

      Wow..

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      A couple of things.

      1. Not my type of music so I have no clue who this guy is.
      2. He’s certainly entitled to express his opinion. In fact, that he did was quite helpful in judging the type of person he is. However, as a public figure he has a certain amount of responsibility to think before he opens his mouth, and as a paid guest to this island even moreso.
      3. Just because someone has freedom of speech, doesn’t mean that it removes that same freedom from others, so… sorry, those who disagreed with the guy can respond with the same freedom.

      My response to Mr. Leacock.
      1. Sorry, buddy, we have no control of the weather. If we had we wouldn’t have been dealing with a bit of a drought prior to all this rain. Sorry we weren’t able to time the rain better for your sensibilities.
      2. You complain about a taxi (honestly, we have really nice taxis and even nicer drivers). Have you seen our roads? Heck, did you notice the size of the island? While they exist, limos are not our forte, nor are they really appropriate down here.
      3. You got hijacked for an hour? Clearly you have a mouth on you, how hard would it have been to say ‘Look, I really want to be at the hotel now’ about ten minutes in.
      4. Please enjoy the rest of your stay, and perhaps during this time you’ll realise that maybe it would be the right thing to do would be to apologise and say you were just having a bad day.

  27. DebaiwivdeG says:

    De proof is in de vanilla pudding wivva cherry or 2….sun high in de blue blue sky (no, I ain’t fo st. Geo), cool breeze, snowballs, well food, positive vibes…need I saw more? Kill him wiv kindness ppl, negativity expands too much energy, you lot got to waste??

  28. erm says:

    Wow Sean, very dramatic and rather ott comment….
    Yes, people are allowed their freedom of speech, this goes both ways…. Why does race have to come into it?

  29. ImJustSayin says:

    I’m not surprised Bermudians talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. I would have booed his…you know what

  30. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Ignore I-G-N-O-R-A-N-C-E it will go away eventually.

  31. Ann says:

    How does color have anything to do with this? You have some punk who came from nowhere and thought he should have some bling ride to wisk him to his McMansion. He’s just a waste of time that I’m sure will never be invited back and hopefully lost whatever he thought he had, I have no idea who he is. We have many classy powerful people visiting, let’s just forget about him and put our minds on the others that came here and have been gracious!

  32. Glenn says:

    Even though I don’t live in Bermuda any more, I am proud to be Bermudian. We are blessed to be a small select group that can call Bermuda home. Can not please 100 % of the people 100% of the time. Though Bermuda has its share of problems, compare it to any other island and you’ll see how much better off you all are. Keep that Bermuda pride flowing and remind the younger generation of who they are and where they are from!!

  33. AM says:

    Maybe you are so used to smelling STANK you don’t know what FRESH air smells like. Go Home whoever you are!!

  34. whatwillittake says:

    He will be at the beach today. Dont go in the water jillionaire. Lots of whales……

  35. Spice says:

    He wasn’t all that great – wasn’t worth going too or listening too!

  36. Just a matter of time says:

    Well I have never heard of him so I decided to do some research on his group Major Lazer. Some newly released video they have called Lean On (you will see him in it) has over 333 million hits on YouTube. They seem quite popular and successful which perhaps explains his diva like personality and sense of entitlement. Call me old fashioned but their music video ‘Pon de Floor’ which you can view on YouTube (you have been warned) having over 5 million hits is probably one of the most disgusting things I have seen which dares to be called music or art. And to think that this near porn piece of crap is still fully accessible by our young people.

    It’s people like Mr. Leacock aka Jillionaire and his colleagues that make conscious progression and instilling values in the Black community such an uphill climb once they so call ‘make it’. No accountability. Imagine Bob Marley seeing such filth. Selling us out truly. This Jillionaire has some nerve acting like a diva or god in my country while producing such regressive filth. Mr. Leacock, the smell of whales is sweet perfume compared to the smell of the filth you are a part of producing with this video showing our Black people in the worst possible light imaginable for the main stream audience. Yet you show another culture, Indians, in a more wholesome image in ‘Lean On’. Sell out. Our community really does not need the likes of him and his partners spreading such ignorance, especially in the Black community. May they never come back to Bermuda ever again. It’s hard to believe that this genre of ‘art’ is so accepted. You don’t have to be too old or too young to differentiate between quality and trash. This is trash. So much work to do and undo for our precious young people. That’s my rant and I’m sticking to it.

  37. Terry says:

    Jillionare 1
    Bermuda 0.
    Shalom.
    Ps. Money talks more than the NET.

    • Serious Though says:

      Bermuda : priceless
      This idoit: lot less

  38. Curious says:

    Ahh since when can we control the weather?? this guy shouldn’t have a social networking site ignorance shouldn’t be this easy to promote

  39. Truth101 says:

    Truth is when I first came to Bermuda, as lovely as it is, the attitude of a lot of the people was very disappointing. While so many people here think that Bermuda has it all locked down as the friendliest place, its not. I can understand this Jillionaire’s perception that he gets off the plane and is greeted by people who want to see someone else. That is rude. That doesn’t make a good first impression on a visitor to the island. But that seems to be people’s attitude today. No consideration for anyone else but for their own immediate gratification. How many times do you see people who are with other people bump into each other in the street and stop to talk but the rest of their group stands around waiting, not being introduced? Its a hard concept to illustrate or define but I tell you its seems pretty unique to Bermuda, and I’ve been to a lot of different countries.

    • Next says:

      Don’t be delusional. No one harassed him at the airport. He is a nobody.

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      He’s only a visitor in the sense that he’s not from here. He is, in fact, paid to be here.

      Most celebrities who come to the island are thrilled that they don’t get mobbed. It is actually considered part of Bermuda’s charm.

      The immediate gratification factor is a very broad ranging effect in the western world.

      I’m not certain what you mean about people bumping into others and not introducing or not including the others in their group. Really, unless it’s happened to you you don’t really know what’s in the minds of those involved.

      Are Bermudians friendly as heck? Most of ‘em, yep. It’s their default nature, but hey, everyone has their off days. Also… sometimes what you get depends upon what you expect.

    • Youthmon says:

      He got mad because a group of kids didn’t recognize him. how were they rude? how were they supposed to know he was a “celebrity” when he arrived. They went to see walshy fire not him. Washy fire could have said hey kids thanks for coming. This right here is my band mate. But this fool expected everyone to be all over him like he is someone important…

      • Serious Though says:

        Someone should let him know we don’t give a …about celebrities..

  40. I smell da fish says:

    I’m Bermudian and love my country but the man don’t lie about the fish smell. Eryone knows front street from albouys point to BFM smells like dead fish erry summer. It’s so obvious and erry tourist smells it. It’s embarrassing how this can’t be fixed

  41. Tourist says:

    I have to agree with him, I came to Bermuda as an expat and could not last 2 months, I felt like a dead man. The lack of nightlife, entertainment, women, among other things is unbelievable. People there try to make you feel bad if you do not like it but it is not a normal place to live or even visit. Also, I am not trying to be mean here

    • Next says:

      Yet you still read our news. Bye troll.

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      My first thought is that either you didn’t put yourself out there or that you didn’t meet Bermudians with enough similar tastes or both.

      That said, living in Bermuda isn’t for everybody. It’ll never work if you need to have the bustle and opportunity of city life.

      But did you complain about the weather in the first couple of days? Were you affronted because you felt you deserved better from the people who brought you here than you got in the first couple of days? Did you hit up social media where you’re read by thousands?

      It’s about perspective.

  42. my view says:

    This guy is a POS.While we cant stop him from returning ,he is not welcomed. The promoter is smart enough to not book him again . I have never heard of someone complain about the rain as if we control the weather. He would not know that we had just experienced low or no rain fall and most of the rain was a welcomed relief albeit glad it stopped for Cupmatch.He should have asked about us before spouting off crap.Jillionaire or what ever your name is don’t come back.I would not pay to see you.

  43. Next says:

    The worst part is he refuses to apologize and is still making rude remarks masked as praise…and he is from TRINIDAD of all places. The utter nerve. Moves to LA and starts thinking he is an American. He sure is full of himself for a nobody and before anyone chimes in claiming he is somebody-NO he is NOT. Diplo is well known but nobody even knew this guy existed. Most people think major lazer is one guy. All the Bermudians praising him and who spent money to watch some DJs spin should be embarrassed.

  44. Diane says:

    my fellow Bermudians and residents! I understand and appreciate your reactions over criticism of our Island, our people and our hospitality. However, we cannot control what people feel or say but instead thank them for visiting and take the high road-learn and move on. To our guest, I am sorry you feel the way you do and I expect never to see you on our Island again. As an adult, you are entitled to your opinion but I am certain you learned manners and appreciation along the road of life and you should have reserved your opinions to yourself and once you have left your host invitation. Role model to our youth you are not!

  45. Jan says:

    He should just apologize. His friends say that’s just his personality…we all make mistakes especially with our mouths. We as Bermudians want to be friendly and be-friend. Considering we locals make many mistakes here with one another, this guy should be given a chance to show something different. If not then… give that man a departing ticket asap. Afterall we don’t need any foreigners coming here and putting us down… just saying

  46. ImJustSayin says:

    He needed to indicate sarcasm how is anyone to know. Damn idiotic thing to say..

  47. drunkenUrsula says:

    wow.. get over it ….Senators Fahy and Marshall say anti Bermudians comments lately no out rage at all. Those words he spoke he its how he feels…grow up people.

  48. What a great loss Mr. Leacock is !!! Don’t bother coming back you loser from what I heard your not worth wasting money to see your show !!!!

  49. Zoiks says:

    I have lived in Bermuda and agree that the people are less than friendly. They like to assure the world that they are indeed friendly, godly people but this is a facade. The island is, in my mind, like a Potemkin village – all shine and smiles to the $$$ spending tourists but woe betide anyone who dares to speak out. I knew of several ex-pats who were thrown off the island for expressing their views. Free speech is non-existent here. And just look how these so called friendly people have attacked this man -showing their true colors. Lesser known ‘celebrities’ make inflammatory remarks all the time just to raise their profile and most intelligent folk would ignore it -but the twisted, sore and corrupt belly of Bermuda is grumbling again. I have a thousand stories of my time there and may even put it all in a book one day, the things I experienced there would make your hair curl.. Bermuda you’ve made your bed, now lie in it. You thought you’d get away with it forever but the past is catching up with you and people are beginning to see you for what you are. A greedy corrupt unpleasant place.

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      A person tends to get back what they put in to something.

      Just something to think about.

    • sebring says:

      @Zoiks
      you sound bitter maybe you are back home with out the title or pay you had here! proof is you still reading our news! Get over it and have a Bermuda full Day!!!!

  50. What is it…did you forget to bring toilet paper?….you did not have to use our feelings….you know something?…I can provide you with a bidet…

  51. It is time you leave.

  52. Just a matter of time says:

    @Zoiks. My regret is that you didn’t take many of your ilk with you…

  53. Love Bermuda says:

    Mr. Cristopher Leacock aka Jillionaire –
    Please do not come back to Bermuda until you are ready to be respectful to this country. The speed with which you denegraded Bermuda illustrates your ‘ignorance’ (lack of knowledge) and prejudice of other cultures. I will not call for a concert refund as others have done as that would be punitive to the other artists of the evening who were kind respectful and appreciative of this beautiful island.
    If you Mr.Cristopher Leacock – are truly remorseful for your negative, prejudicial comments and have reversed your views as you have professed in the media – then I challenge you sir. I challenge you to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ – that is make a charitable donation to one of the many registered Bermudian charities that work to preserve the beauty of Bermuda. Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), Save Open Spaces, Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) are a few suggestions for you.
    If you do not accept this challenge, well I can only say that to myself and to many others (as evidenced already in the media), that is the words you initially bespoke are proof of the hollowness of your supposed apology; the emptiness of your honor and even more so the farcical nature of your “PEACE IS THE MISSION” motto. Remember a key element of peace is respect..

  54. Edwin says:

    When he leaves the dead whale smell will also be gone.

  55. stunned... says:

    as my mama (RIP), used to say whenever i complained about something smelling bad (like dead whales),”It’s just your TOP lip”.