Rob Thomas apologises after making racist joke about Aboriginal Australians

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It’s been a humbling few days for American singer and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, who apologised after making a racist joke about Aboriginal Australians at a concert.

Thomas was playing at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in Australia as part of his “The Great Unknown World Tour” on Saturday, when in between songs he conversed with the audience.

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“When you get on the plane on the way here, you start drinking,” Thomas told the crowd in a video released by TMZ. “And then I drink until I think I’m Australian.”

“And then I keep drinking until I think I’m a black Australian,” Thomas added, eliciting a mix of boos and reluctant laughter from the crowd. Thomas soon received plenty of heat for his remarks. Read more…

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