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Scott Caan apologizes for Hawaii comments on talk show

By Mike Gordon

LAST UPDATED: 09:23 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2013

"Hawaii Five-0" star Scott Caan said he's sorry for the derogatory comments about Hawaii that he made on national television Thursday.

In an e-mail, Caan addressed the public outcry that followed his appearance on E's "Chelsea Lately" talk show and apologized.

Caan, a Golden Globe nominee for his role as Danny "Danno" Williams on "Five-0," said he didn't like living in Hawaii, there's "a lot of crystal meth" here and that the food "sucks."

"I am truly sorry for my comments made on 'Chelsea Lately,'" Caan said in his message. "Jokes are always a part of late night talk shows, but I'm horrified if I hurt or offended anyone, as that was not my intention. I love Hawaii, I love the people of Hawaii and I apologize."

Cann's comments during the late night interview were often in response to leading questions by Handler. But he was nonetheless critical of the pace of island living.

"Everything is very slow-motion," he told Handler. "I pick up the cup and they ... slowly pick up the cup. Everything is too relaxed for me. I like to hustle and there is no hustle there."

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
My Mark One BS Detector says that little Scotty is back tracking to protect that sweet acting job and the money. Apology not accepted, go to Los Angeles and stay, boy, stay.
on January 27,2013 | 08:22AM
maya wrote:
What does Hawaii have to do with his employment as an actor? Hawaii has nothing to do with the show, except for the scenic backgrounds. Everything else about the show is Los Angeles based.Producers, money, talent. etc. He is not going to lose his job by trash talking Hawaii, he will only lose his job if the ratings fail. So do not think Hawaii has any influence on this matter.
on January 27,2013 | 09:42AM
IAmSane wrote:
"Hawaii has nothing to do with the show"

The show is filmed entirely(?)/mostly(?) in Hawaii.
on January 27,2013 | 10:02AM
maya wrote:
It is filmed in Hawaii- big deal. They could move the show to Miami. The show is really a LA product.
on January 27,2013 | 12:36PM
MS7 wrote:
Duh. It's called Hawaii 5-0, it has a lot to do with the show.
on January 27,2013 | 03:23PM
hanalei395 wrote:
An L.A. product, a phony show by Hollywood script writers who have absolutely NO clue, NO aspect of the local culture.
on January 28,2013 | 06:40AM
false wrote:
The show brings a lot of money into Hawaii and provides good-paying jobs. Even if many of the crew come from LA, there are still a lot of local residents hired by the show. But such shows also affect how many people come here as tourists or decide to move here.

In that context, I think Scotty Caan's comments are helpful. People who want a speedier pace of life or who don't like local food, who miss the Big City, should not move here.

Tourism and our TV/film industry will result in more and more people trying to move here, which will price local people out of the market. The more comments Scotty Caan makes of this kind on national TV shows, the better. Anything to slow the influx of "foreign fish."

on January 28,2013 | 08:01AM
hanalei395 wrote:
The writers, the producers of "Hawai'i 5-0"........"foreign fish".
on January 28,2013 | 08:13AM
false wrote:
its called a LOCATION
on January 27,2013 | 02:59PM
maya wrote:
You all think that you have influence over the location of this show- that somehow you have power because it is filmed in Hawaii. You have zero, zilch, nada power. The show will rise or fall with the ratings, and Hawaii has too low a population to count in the ratings- even if you are all mad at him. Shows have been moved to different locales- dont fool yourself. The only protection Mr Caan has is with the mainland Nielsen audience- not you in Hawaii.
on January 27,2013 | 05:21PM
papaya wrote:
The show has steadily been falling in the ratings. Clearly, here or there, we've all been losing interest. Caan's disrespect for the people and culture of the place where he temporarily lives and works was probably just a desperate attempt to win publicity for his sinking ship. Good riddance.
on January 27,2013 | 07:05PM
busterb wrote:
Is that why last weeks episode was #6? Where did it fall from? It was never #1.
on January 28,2013 | 06:31AM
hanalei395 wrote:
I lost interest when little 5'2" Caan first came on the TV screen, and the only one wearing a tie, acting tough, and went around beating up locals. That was stupid, but it was funny. (It wasn't suppose to be).
on January 28,2013 | 07:19AM
bender wrote:
Yes, we do have influence. We give them tax credits.
on January 28,2013 | 04:47AM
hanalei395 wrote:
If it weren't for the background scenery and the title, one would think, if watching "5-0" for the first time, that the action is taking place in L.A., or in Korea.
on January 27,2013 | 10:18AM
aomohoa wrote:
Aren't most shows that way? Location is a big part of it.
on January 27,2013 | 04:45PM
allie wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 03:21PM
atilter wrote:
i tot i taw a big blast of hot air - - - i did - - - 'n' it's called "allie"!...da footnote that footed!!!
on January 27,2013 | 05:22PM
silvangold wrote:
ha ha ha ha u got dat rite~
on January 28,2013 | 06:48AM
aomohoa wrote:
Maybe he is sorry he opened his mouth in such a disrespectful way. However there are many more good restaurants on the Mainland. LOL!
on January 27,2013 | 04:10PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Shove your "apology", midget. You really thought that the locals here were TOO laid back...with no "hustle"...maybe too dumb to get offended. You spoke your mind of which you really think of Hawai'i...and you said it.
on January 27,2013 | 09:50AM
editors wrote:
Hey, brah--it's fine to attack the guy's statements, but wanna leave the "midget" out of it? There are a lot of short people in the world, and not all of them are jerks.
on January 27,2013 | 02:45PM
allie wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 03:22PM
pakeheat wrote:
Agree also, he should have gone back on national television and apologized there, and also say Chelsea Handler got no class, LOL.
on January 28,2013 | 06:39AM
frontman wrote:
If he were a UH coach or administrator he would get some time off with pay and a hefty promotion.
on January 27,2013 | 10:53AM
thebostitch wrote:
I don't know why he even had to apologize for saying the truth, or at least his personal opinion and taste in food. Are we in a communist country already where no one could say their opinion any more?
on January 27,2013 | 12:00PM
baileygirl9631 wrote:
For real! Don't apoligize, just don't come back!
on January 27,2013 | 02:23PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Hawaii lives off of the lame TV show to promote tourism to all tourists so that when they come here their pockets and whatever personal posessions can be drained or taken from them. That's what Hawaii is all about. When will the the lands ever be returnedto their rightful owners who had their kingdom taken from them and are forced to live under the laws and rules of their illegal overthrowers? Never!
on January 27,2013 | 03:15PM
pakeheat wrote:
What do you mean for saying the "truth", can you back up what Scott Cain said? Personal opinion may not always be the truth and if you don't like it here, why don't you say it also?
on January 27,2013 | 02:43PM
Toneyuki wrote:
The truth is that it is his opinion. Just cuz you don't agree with his opinion doesn't make it not true.
on January 27,2013 | 03:09PM
pakeheat wrote:
But was his opinion a fact Toneyuki?
on January 27,2013 | 05:51PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Fact? Who said anything about facts? He gave his opinions. His opinions were true in his mind.
on January 27,2013 | 09:52PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"His opinions were true in his mind". And in his mind...he hates Hawai'i..."Hawai'i sucks".
on January 28,2013 | 05:53AM
busterb wrote:
It's much like how Romney didn't care about over half the population, the reason might not be fact, but in his mind it's real.
on January 28,2013 | 06:34AM
pakeheat wrote:
Isn't the truth should be a fact?
on January 28,2013 | 06:40AM
frontman wrote:
Hawaii is a socialist state. One party rule.
on January 27,2013 | 04:02PM
CartwrightPark wrote:
To answer your question, NO were not in a communist country. He was totally free to express his real feelings about Hawaii and he did so. But don't think for a second that there won't be any ramifications to what he says. If he truly feels the way he does then why apologize? Stand by your statement Caan. Man up, don't back peddle.
on January 28,2013 | 05:11AM
eastside808 wrote:
He gave an opinion and thats it. No problem. I must disagree with his assessment of the food here. There is so much cultural diversity, that you could find just about any kind of food you wanted to eat. I think the only ethnic food we dont have is real Russian food, but we got just about everything else. Sorry Scott if we dont have the variety of hamburger and hot dogs you enjoy in LA. and dont expect to get comp'd by any eating establishment in the islands cause we all know where you're coming from you phony..
on January 28,2013 | 07:03AM
allie wrote:
He looks like, sounds like, smells like an egregious clown
on January 27,2013 | 03:21PM
turbolink wrote:
You both have much in common. That includes how you each try to impress with negative put-downs, then follow up when challenged with your love for Hawaii. The word disingenuous comes to mind.
on January 27,2013 | 03:49PM
Dtab wrote:
To bad Scotty you got a big target on Your A_S and everybody's looking for U!!!!
on January 27,2013 | 05:49PM
Fred01 wrote:
Why does he have to apologize for telling the truth? Besides, the food here does suck!
on January 28,2013 | 08:00AM
kaleo_1 wrote:
I teach my children to think before they speak-- you are responsible for your words and must live with the consequences
on January 27,2013 | 08:23AM
niimi wrote:
I am born and raised here. I speak my mind, and I stand by and accept full accountability for my statements. If you can't take it, don't dish it out.
on January 27,2013 | 10:46AM
NuuanuMama wrote:
Can't wait till he and his wife can stop suffering being here.
on January 27,2013 | 08:36AM
kainalu wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 09:35AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Too little too late.
on January 27,2013 | 08:37AM
edvislee wrote:
Hey Colleen Hanabusa, Why aren't you defending us? Shouldn't you go on the show and (without watching the ACTUAL clip) defend us by screaming "but we care about our Kupuna in Hawaii!" Hey Neil Abercrombie, Shouldn't you be sucking in your stomach and combing back your troll hair and proposing another tax (sugar drinks? Really? Have you seen Abercrombie's physique?) against snide comments! It's great to live in the People's Republic of Hawaii where Democrats create large slush funds of taxpayer money that they can raid, steal from, and dole out to friends at will. Brings to mind the days before the French Revolution! Let Them Eat Katsu! Lucky you live....?
on January 27,2013 | 08:40AM
copperwire9 wrote:
You have anything to say, ed? Or are you just angry about life in general?
on January 27,2013 | 09:20AM
kainalu wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 09:34AM
edvislee wrote:
I actually have a lot to say, but it might require a little more intelligence on your part to engage in the intellectual discourse of Laissez Faire vs Communism. Feel free to live happily ever after in your bubble!
on January 27,2013 | 11:43AM
hanalei395 wrote:
ed.....Don't worry about it.
on January 27,2013 | 02:44PM
IAmSane wrote:
Oh, how fancy. Looks like someone went to high school.
on January 27,2013 | 06:44PM
edvislee wrote:
Where did you ever get such a clever and insightful comment? Did you have to think real hard?
on January 28,2013 | 03:01PM
oxtail01 wrote:
You've said enough to make all of us realize what an angry pathetic human being you are!
on January 28,2013 | 08:57AM
edvislee wrote:
wow look at you you! you spelled pathetic correctly! good for you Hon!
on January 28,2013 | 03:00PM
scooters wrote:
Agree with you edvislee...
on January 27,2013 | 12:30PM
MakaniKai wrote:
edvislee - LOL!!!!! Troll hair, too funny and being from the Nei, know all too well Colleen's silence on this slam. Aloha.
on January 27,2013 | 12:47PM
false wrote:
hahaha that was a good laugh
on January 27,2013 | 02:59PM
Toneyuki wrote:
What on earth do politics and politicians have to do with an actor putting his foot in his mouth? Why must people like you drag politics into everything?
on January 27,2013 | 03:11PM
edvislee wrote:
Politics = the study of government and its interaction with people and effect on culture and other aspects of their lives; the dynamics of power and its acquisition and how these affect people's lives- How does this NOT have anything to do with the GROWING number of people who CRITICIZE Hawaii for homelessness, Meth, welfare abuse, etc? Maybe people LIKE YOU SHOULD learn to DRAG politics into it!
on January 27,2013 | 03:51PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Politics = the study of government ........ I'm very vocal about my take on things, but it's just silly when you make comments that have practically NO PLACE in the thread.
on January 27,2013 | 09:54PM
allie wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 03:22PM
Giligan wrote:
Anybody but Hanaboosa!. Their answer is tax it or outlaw it.
on January 28,2013 | 05:28AM
entrkn wrote:
I heard that a McDonald's in Camden, NJ has a job opening with your name on it Scotty... you burned your bridge in Hawaii.
on January 27,2013 | 08:41AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Now I have no respect for him. There is nothing wrong with expressing how you feel and being truthful with yourself. There is no need to apologise for teling the truth. We do have a huge meth problem and compared to France, Italy, China and Japan the food is of lower quality.
on January 27,2013 | 08:43AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Apparently you haven't eaten in ALL the places in China.
on January 27,2013 | 08:53AM
joewilly wrote:
Right! There"s nothing wrong with expressing how you feel, but if you work and live in a place (Hawaii), that empowers you to fame and fortune, maybe you should keep those negative thoughts to yourself and your girlfriend. Any actor in Hollywood can do your job. The only reason you got that job is because of your dad. You're not Daniel Day Lewis so calm down.
on January 27,2013 | 09:29AM
Galajr wrote:
Either you like it or not doesn't change the way I feel about the islands.
on January 27,2013 | 08:45AM
Chingfamily wrote:
Scott sucks!!
on January 27,2013 | 08:47AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Apology excepted. Move on people, ain't No Big Ting. Aloha spirit also means forgiving.
on January 27,2013 | 08:51AM
wahine wrote:
Amen. Apology accepted. Move on... Why waste the time or energy getting caught up with that all the pop culture BS and the comments or actions of certain idiots?
on January 27,2013 | 08:59AM
billygoat wrote:
Exactly! Why dwell on this non-story...Move Forward!!!
on January 27,2013 | 09:15AM
IAmSane wrote:
Yes. And I'm sure he was just kidding around in the first place. Some folks are just being oversensitive.
on January 27,2013 | 10:06AM
joewilly wrote:
No he wasn't. You see the interview? Chelsea Handler reeled him in and he took the bait. He bit hard. She doesn't care about him or Hawaii. She only cares about her show and her ratings. Scott has to live and work here. She doesn't. As for the meth, it's better now! You should have seen it about 8-10 years ago. Chelsea is late to the party.
on January 27,2013 | 10:15AM
Toneyuki wrote:
It's better now? Maybe, but it's still a huge problem.
on January 27,2013 | 03:14PM
deeteedub wrote:
Here's three things to note: 1. He's blaming the whole thing on a joke that none of us were in on but him. That means we're all stupid for not getting it. 2. He gave the standard, coward's apology where he says "IF I hurt or offended anyone". In other words, IF you were offended or hurt, it's still not his fault. He didn't intend it, you're just too overly sensitive. 3. He waited until Saturday evening to issue the statement. That's what people in politics, the media and show business do when they try to sweep things under the rug. They issue statements after business hours in the wee hours of the night. Aloha Scott ... and take your useless apology with you as you leave our islands.
on January 27,2013 | 08:51AM
pakeheat wrote:
Good insight deeteedub
on January 27,2013 | 02:48PM
808Cindy wrote:
Hawaii will always be the best and better place to live in the US, and maybe the World.
on January 27,2013 | 08:55AM
MakaniKai wrote:
True dat! 808Cindy. Aloha
on January 27,2013 | 12:50PM
Mikehono wrote:
This is not the first time Caan has trashed-mouthed Hawaii. Perhaps he needs a show somewhere else.
on January 27,2013 | 09:11AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Mr. Caan should hastily pick up his cup and hustle on out of here.
on January 27,2013 | 09:19AM
allie wrote:
his show is an ongoing insult to hawaii
on January 27,2013 | 03:23PM
silvangold wrote:
you still here? ...and you still don't know what you're saying (or thinking)
on January 28,2013 | 07:38AM
lifeisgood wrote:
OMG are we that sensitive? He doesn't like Hawaii--so what!?
on January 27,2013 | 09:22AM
pakeheat wrote:
You don't have to put Hawaii down on national television, how about I say something bad about you on tv? You will be crying, LOL.
on January 27,2013 | 02:49PM
Bully wrote:
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on January 27,2013 | 09:31AM
puamamane wrote:
Way to be racist....surprise.Hawaii is slow paced, was he lying? I love Hawaii, born and raised, but spent some time on the mainland. It's way more fast paced there, no doubt....Not saying that's better, but it's a fact.
on January 27,2013 | 10:22AM
pakeheat wrote:
And what about the food he said, "sucks"? Do you agree with that?
on January 27,2013 | 02:50PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Some of it does, but I don't eat at those places.
on January 27,2013 | 03:16PM
pakeheat wrote:
I didn't say all the food in hawaii is great either
on January 27,2013 | 05:52PM
puamamane wrote:
And neither did Danno. I love and grew up on Li Hing Mui, my mainland friends hated it. I laughed when they tried it, but didn't rip on them for saying it sucks.
on January 27,2013 | 06:02PM
pakeheat wrote:
Okay, so when you friend says on national television Li Hing Mui sucks and can't understand why people would eat it especially those island residents in Hawaii, what would you say then?
on January 28,2013 | 06:46AM
MolokaiChuck wrote:
Time to Book Danno outa there ....
on January 27,2013 | 09:31AM
Denominator wrote:
What a little wimp! He's the weakest link in the cast too. He has nothing but his dad's name. I'm changing channels on Monday night until he gets back to where he belongs! Get shorty out a here!
on January 27,2013 | 09:34AM
localboieastside wrote:
Scott- Let's see if the ratings start to plummet. At least you are honest but don't even try to be be local-it takes the heart. You have a heart of a tyical Hollywood actor's attitude -Hawaii 's assets will be here many generations after your short acting career ends. Take your $$$ and buy a big House and a personal chef back where you came from. It might be sooner than you think.
on January 27,2013 | 09:45AM
localboieastside wrote:
Scott- one more thing-PLEASE don't make the "Shaka" Sign. You look very foolish now.
on January 27,2013 | 09:46AM
eastside808 wrote:
Got to agree with you on that. Scott should really stop trying to be local when clearly he doesnt like anything local. He is such a phony oh, I'm sorry I forgot he is an actor so he can stop acting local and act like a spoiled, tasteless person that he really is.
on January 28,2013 | 11:48AM
ezridah wrote:
5-0 producer: Ummm Scott...those words you said could have a negative affect on the shows ratings..long story short...no show...NO JOB!!
on January 27,2013 | 09:48AM
paradisetax wrote:
Typical Hollywood type: shallow and empty.
on January 27,2013 | 09:52AM
allie wrote:
trashy garbage show
on January 27,2013 | 03:23PM
turbolink wrote:
How many times do you need to say the same thing?
on January 27,2013 | 07:31PM
tutunona wrote:
Go away Scott, there are many good actors ready for the spot.........we don't need you......... as for the food, our diversity is awesome, I have travelled to many cities on the mainland, and countries in Europe and the Orient, none can compare to Hawaii........Do us a favor, LEAVE
on January 27,2013 | 10:00AM
Hendo wrote:
Just another example of a Hollywood celeb type trying to be too cool for their own good, and instead, gets their okole stuck in their mouth. Funny, I've personally seen him be very gracious and kind to many local people. So I am quite surprised by his lack of better sense, especially since he is, by default, an ambassador of the State, whether he likes it or not. Danno, glad to see you're making positive steps in growing up a little by apologizing. Maybe, you can even take it to another level by donating some big kala to the HVCB to offset some of the damage you've done to Hawaii's reputation. So maybe after doing so, more visitors will "book 'em" travel to Hawaii.
on January 27,2013 | 10:01AM
bookchic808 wrote:
time for 5-0 to knock-off danno.
on January 27,2013 | 10:07AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Time for "5-0" to knock-off itself.....and gets the hell outta here. The word is out..."5-0" is tanking. Hopefully, it's true.
on January 27,2013 | 10:45AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Caan's apparently as stupid as he looks. Too bad. Oh well.
on January 27,2013 | 10:08AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I heard that our other Ambassador of Hawaii, Dog the Bounty Hunter, was looking for Scott to give him some lickins.
on January 27,2013 | 10:16AM
allie wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 03:24PM
silvangold wrote:
you still here?
on January 28,2013 | 07:40AM
teotwawki wrote:
I can't wait to feed you Scott, when you come back from break you better stay in your White Trailer. I'm going to sprinkle something special for you. Hint: it comes from someplace you suck. Hehehehe.
on January 27,2013 | 10:15AM
moondog73 wrote:
Apology accepted. Let's move on and continue watching one of the few programs on TV that beckons tourists to see the beauty of Hawaii. Besides, nobody raised a fuss when Peter Griffin said "I'd like to propose a toast to our neighbors. Sure they might be black, handicapped, and a heartless sex hound, but hey, if they moved out some smelly Hawaiians might move in." I'm part Hawaiian and I love FAMILY GUY.
on January 27,2013 | 10:26AM
niimi wrote:
It may sting but some of their conversation is valid. There is a lot of crystal meth used here in Hawaii. In a lot of situations there is a slower pace here in Hawaii. Chelsea seemed to lead in on many of the downsides of Hawaii, even about the food discussion. Hawaii's food variety and abundance are different. I've lived in a few places on the mainland, and I've been to about half the states. Hawaii's food selection is unique with a concentration of certain types of Asian food that has evolved over decades. If you're from about two-thirds of the United States you may never experience white rice (sticky rice as they call it) in much of the mainland. There are people who may go weeks to months without seeing an Asian person, much less have a chance to experience their food. You can't expect everyone to warm up to the place. I have several friends who didn't like their trip to Hawaii and would not come back again. To each their own. Scott Caan is in a different situation, acting here on-site for a TV series that will keep him here for periods of time spanning several years. His taste for Hawaii may evolve or it may not. He's an actor, and entitled to his own opinion. Hawaii people are perhaps more sensitive than the rest of the United States. We get defensive as we have this strange combo where we are both boastfully proud of yet insecure about our state and its culture. Arrogant pride and insecurity are a bad combination in anything.
on January 27,2013 | 10:45AM
niimi wrote:
In one interview Scott Caan became Scott Caannot. LOL
on January 27,2013 | 10:48AM
pauliboy wrote:
Forgiven, but not forgettin'.
on January 27,2013 | 11:06AM
islandsun wrote:
There you go! He should just stay in New York or Vegas anyway. Its not like he was ever a fovorite son of the islands. Especially with the heavy clothes on scorching hot day. He sicks out like a sore thumb.
on January 27,2013 | 11:27AM
hon2255 wrote:
Scott, you made your mind up, apologies aside you're still a dick.
on January 27,2013 | 11:10AM
Roosevelt wrote:
ATTENTION LEGISLATORS: the joke is on you - Scott provided a great return on the fil tax credits.
on January 27,2013 | 11:28AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
He's a cocky smartass who thinks little of Hawaii. Now go away.
on January 27,2013 | 11:38AM
allie wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 03:24PM
rayhawaii wrote:
Doesn't look like Caan meant to make the comments, it was the E lady that put the words in his mouth.
on January 27,2013 | 11:40AM
earlson wrote:
Can't they replace him with someone else that plays Danno?
on January 27,2013 | 11:49AM
ponowai wrote:
Who cares... Scott Caan didn't say anything to make Hawaii look bad, it's just his opinion. Chelsea Lately made up the story of her driver and guided him to say things like the food sucks. The media always makes a big deal over nothing.
on January 27,2013 | 11:51AM
pakeheat wrote:
IRT ponowai, first of all, "didn't say anything to make Hawaii look bad", is just you're opinion too, right? If you are going to say something bad, back it up. Three things Scott made comments on: 1. Slow pace, did we ever said Hawaii was like the mainland? 2. meth problem, we do have that problem but is the other states have drug problems too? 3. Food sucks, so all the food here in hawaii sucks, did we ever claim the food is the best in the world? The media did not make a big deal over this, it was Scott.
on January 27,2013 | 03:05PM
JHAKANA wrote:
No caan ack, no caan handler!
on January 27,2013 | 12:20PM
ready2go wrote:
Don't bite the hand that feeds you!
on January 27,2013 | 12:25PM
Anonymous wrote:
No need to apologize, Hawaii is unfriendly to non-locals, especially in the surf! Our state is becoming too insular and stagnant, we are not as accepting as our 'image' portray's us to be, nor as our host culture used to be, living the concept of 'aloha' as a way of life. Many will find this comments offensive, but they don't like or want to face the 'truth of the matter' and turn a blind eye to it.
on January 27,2013 | 12:29PM
Kaimiloa wrote:
Not friendly in the surf to non-locals... ok, but its nothing like the attitude in the water in California. If you're at a new spot you let the locals have more waves and you follow the rules.
on January 27,2013 | 01:05PM
false wrote:
so true
on January 27,2013 | 03:01PM
Iuki wrote:
Oh, now he's sorry! Anybody who goes on Chelsea's show is asking for it. She's a witch. She was saying our food sucks, too, and I bet she's never even been here.
on January 27,2013 | 12:33PM
pakeheat wrote:
She better not come here, then she would be a hypocrite
on January 27,2013 | 03:07PM
gsc wrote:
I ain't watching 50 no more .... Scott you suck anyway....
on January 27,2013 | 12:42PM
techboy57 wrote:
He has a right to voice his opinion and I would think that what ever he said first is what he really thinks of Hawaii. So the apology, although it might be a nice gesture, may not be real.
on January 27,2013 | 12:56PM
LizKauai wrote:
Regardless of Scott's comments, the revealing thing here is the way Hawaii people are responding to it... That's where the aloha can start... :-)
on January 27,2013 | 01:03PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Which means..."Hawai'i sucks"......(Respond with Aloha).
on January 27,2013 | 01:18PM
pakeheat wrote:
Yeah and "Kauai Sucks", (Respond with Aloha)
on January 27,2013 | 03:09PM
Giligan wrote:
Remember the Superferry! Sorry, off topic, but Kauai deserves to suck.
on January 28,2013 | 05:34AM
pakeheat wrote:
Amen to that, I was really looking forward to taking my car to the outer islands.
on January 28,2013 | 06:47AM
st1d wrote:
rock fever. nothing new. some people caan't handle it.
on January 27,2013 | 01:28PM
environmental_lady wrote:
The late actor who played Dano, James McArthur, was so much more pleasant to watch. I don't like the new Dano character at all. He's a lousy husband, fickle and always nitpicking with Steve McGarret. I'd be glad if he were pulled off the show. In fact I stopped watching Hawaii Five-0 because I was totally fed up with him. I agree with those who are offended and unforgiving. It's time for him to find a new role back in LA. The show can go as well as much as I care.
on January 27,2013 | 01:43PM
eastside808 wrote:
Actually there was a lot of truth to what he said, but I guess he wasnt brought up well. I was instructed from a very young age that if you had nothing good to say then dont say anything. Yes, it is good to be honest, but there is always a time and place and national TV was not the time and place to bash any State and their way of life. I wonder if he has ever gone to see Mr. DeLima's show. He might get a dose of reality real quick and appreciate the Island's racial diversity.
on January 28,2013 | 12:00PM
opalaedo wrote:
Well, there is some truth to what he is saying. People should be accountable for what they say or don't say anything.
on January 27,2013 | 01:47PM
pakeheat wrote:
Wait a minute opalaedo, "some truth", like a small lie? So why did Scott need to apologize, if he is telling some truth as you say?
on January 27,2013 | 03:15PM
Ptr92 wrote:
He's a punk
on January 27,2013 | 02:02PM
thanks4reading wrote:
i can do without caan, but I can't do without hawaii
on January 27,2013 | 02:12PM
akuman808 wrote:
Really Scott. The world knows Hawaii is paradise and millions have been here many times. I trust that people who heard your comments deducted a huge amount from the credibility column from your ledger. Instead of an apology why not donate a couple thousand to a worthy Hawaii cause.
on January 27,2013 | 02:19PM
MANDA wrote:
Hey, don't apologize. There is no hustle here, it's true. Good for some, not for all. We like it well enough but that doesn't mean it's perfect.
on January 27,2013 | 02:29PM
pakeheat wrote:
You are exactly right MANDA, have balance in what you feel unless you want to back it up with facts.
on January 27,2013 | 03:17PM
st1d wrote:
wow, the star advert is really protecting the teamsters.
on January 27,2013 | 02:30PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Hey Scott check it out - now this is entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVYio8hOMg and don't forget the paiai - Word of advice "Danno" no aku birds....Aloha.
on January 27,2013 | 02:44PM
false wrote:
You are forgiven brah, but DONT DO IT AGAIN
on January 27,2013 | 02:59PM
hanalei395 wrote:
After "5-0" tanks and cancels.....he will
on January 27,2013 | 03:17PM
zoomzoom65 wrote:
Not appreciated, not being able to embrace Hawaii, he should be canned! He does not represent what Hawaii is all about. No apology will make up for the things he said about Hawaii. Aloha, brudda.
on January 27,2013 | 03:13PM
KennyB wrote:
From what I hear Five-0 is popular but after watching the first couple episodes I stop watching. The show does not respect the traditions of Hawaii’s Law Enforcers. One example: Five-0 has its make believe cops walking in and out of restaurants and other public places in plainclothes while exposing their side arms in full view, and in the cases I speak of there was no justification. Imagine a local cop walking into a restaurant in Waikiki with his gun exposed; he or she would cause near panic. The FBI doesn’t do it and nor does any other agency. The current Five-0 is just not as good a fit as the original. The curreny Five-0 is full of superhuman cops.
on January 27,2013 | 03:23PM
anndel wrote:
Hawaii 5-0 sucks anyway, beat it
on January 27,2013 | 03:25PM
hanalei395 wrote:
A celebration...when CBS pulls the plug.
on January 27,2013 | 03:53PM
allie wrote:
true.. a real bore
on January 28,2013 | 07:33AM
hapaguy wrote:
I don't see how he and his wife will be able to eat at any restaurant in Hawaii from now on. There will always be the possibility of some extra "seasoning" in his food.....lol
on January 27,2013 | 03:49PM
paradiddle wrote:
STOP PICKING ON SHORT PEOPLE! I resemble those remarks....
on January 27,2013 | 04:16PM
HiNaihe808 wrote:
Talks shows talk silly all the time. Caan should have know some Hawaii people very thin-skin. Hawaii sucks because Governor Neil Abercrombie sucks This past election was bought by PRP - it sucks! Tax Hell Hawaii sucks The Rail sucks The roads and potholes sucks. The public bathroom sucks
on January 27,2013 | 04:19PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Have a nice day, Hi.
on January 27,2013 | 04:36PM
Frances wrote:
Let's hear him go on Chelsea's show again and clear up the mess he made. I'll bet his bosses, the producers of 5-0, MADE him apologize.
on January 27,2013 | 04:23PM
pakeheat wrote:
That is exactly what I said earlier, go on national television, apologize and give Chelsea hell.
on January 28,2013 | 06:49AM
st1d wrote:
Two Five-0 drivers are on federal parole after serving five-year prison terms in separate methamphetamine distribution cases.

The man hired to replace Torres as a transportation captain has been convicted of drug dealing and assault.

A past business associate of Torres, George Cambra Jr., worked as a Five-0 driver last year while awaiting trial on drug-related forgery and theft charges.

on January 27,2013 | 04:26PM
Frances wrote:
on January 27,2013 | 04:26PM
Smiling wrote:
NO class. James MacArthur would be mortified !! Jack Lord would be, too !!
on January 27,2013 | 04:48PM
aomohoa wrote:
Are you people so insecure that you can't take a little criticism? Grow up. Maybe your making him look right by not showing any Aloha.
on January 27,2013 | 04:51PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Well, you know what they say...

If caan, caan

If caannot, caannot

on January 27,2013 | 05:04PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Da kitty always stays clevah!!!!! Aloha.
on January 27,2013 | 08:42PM
Imua45 wrote:
Go home Cann, we don't don't people like you in Hawaii. If you want to apologize, send a letter to Chelsea Lately & make her READ your public apology to her entire audience on TV & than maybe I forgive you.
on January 27,2013 | 05:19PM
Holomua wrote:
Dano is doomed. The locals may forgive him, but in slow-motion.
on January 27,2013 | 05:28PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Holomua ya r right......we like em slow............Aloha!
on January 27,2013 | 08:44PM
atilter wrote:
it's one b-i-i-i-g brain phart by a secondary personality alien malihini.....and everyone knows that a phart cannot possibly be UN-PHARTED!!!.....someone will never be able to show his face around here again.....the public who cares will see to that and the show's producers will see to making the necessary changes as a response - like cleaning venice canal sewers, a new reality show !!! ( which could not happen to a more deserving personality )....
on January 27,2013 | 05:37PM
heluhelu wrote:
I don't watch 5-oh or E! but did look at the clip [ bit.ly/14mgIfb ]. Conclusion: Caan did, from his side, diss local style pace *but* it was "Chelsea Handler" who brought up "crystal meth", went on a mindless riff about Hawaii druggies, then put down the food (as if she ever left her hotel) which Caan agreed was (bad). So yeah, Caan played up to a clueless skank who luvs to hear herself talk, but Caan also admitted he still liked Hawaii as a place to visit "6 days at a time." Nothing wrong with that, especially when u come from a place where traffic/roadwork/etc does not slowing EVERYTHING to a crawl (almost) every day.
on January 27,2013 | 05:39PM
heluhelu wrote:
I don't watch 5-oh or E! but did look at the clip [ bit.ly/14mgIfb ]. Conclusion: Caan did, from his side, diss local style pace *but* it was "Chelsea Handler" who brought up meth, went on a mindless riff about Hawaii druggies, then put down the food (as if she ever left her hotel) which Caan agreed was (bad). So yeah, Caan the good guest played up to a clueless host who luvs to hear herself talk, but Caan also admitted he still liked Hawaii as a place to visit "6 days at a time." Nothing wrong with that, especially when u come from a place where traffic/roadwork/etc does not slowing EVERYTHING to a crawl (almost) every day.
on January 27,2013 | 05:40PM
heluhelu wrote:
"when u come from a place where traffic/roadwork/etc does not [slow] EVERYTHING to a crawl ..."
on January 27,2013 | 05:42PM
heluhelu wrote:
"when u come from a place where traffic/roadwork/etc does not [slow] EVERYTHING to a crawl ..."
on January 27,2013 | 05:43PM
heluhelu wrote:
"when u come from a place where traffic/roadwork/etc does not [slow] EVERYTHING to a crawl ..."
on January 27,2013 | 05:44PM
808warriorfan wrote:
The Producers should "CAAN" him from the show; get someone else to play "Dano"
on January 27,2013 | 06:20PM
willman wrote:
Too late to apologize BOZO
on January 27,2013 | 06:29PM
Locokane wrote:
Doddo, Sorry Dano, Too late, you have already put your foot in your mouth talking to the your non-college attendee, Chelsea Handler. Birds of a feather stick together.
on January 27,2013 | 06:47PM
lastuhu wrote:
He never tried the slow roasted Makawao goat intestine. Try it, you'll like it.
on January 27,2013 | 07:07PM
RenRen1 wrote:
Not buying it, Scott Caan
on January 27,2013 | 07:08PM
inverse wrote:
In the original 5-0 Kono (Sulu)got too big for his britches band was kicked off the show the 2nd or 3rd season. Time to kill off Dano in a blaze of glory and replace him with another cop who gets promoted from HPD (ie like Heman Wedemeyer or Doug Mossman in the original 5-0) Guarantee ratings will go up for that episode. Caan is unhappy in the 5-0 series and what's is best for EVERYONE is that he be removed from the show before ratings go down to the point CBS cancels the series.
on January 27,2013 | 07:12PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"CBS cancels the series"......What's wrong with that?
on January 27,2013 | 07:18PM
DonkeyCurl wrote:
Danno needs to get off the slow rock! Shame on him, no respect! Next time I see you surfing at Diamond Head, watch out for my slow moving board heading your way!
on January 27,2013 | 07:59PM
OldFut808 wrote:
Scott Caan is entitled to his opinion of Hawaii. So am I. I am turning the channel when the show comes on.
on January 27,2013 | 08:39PM
9ronboz wrote:
Who gives a rip
on January 27,2013 | 08:43PM
pakeheat wrote:
Yeah but if I rip you up, I hope you laugh about it too
on January 28,2013 | 06:51AM
Dawg wrote:
One lie leads to another lie and another... Time for CAANMAN to leave town. No more aloha for deadbeats! Don't let the screen door hit you a.. on the way out the door.
on January 27,2013 | 10:16PM
First, did you see the WHOLE interview or are you just another politician trying to run for the Senate! Let's fact it, if 50 was filmed anywhere but Hawaii it would already be in the toilet and that is where it should be. The actors are a joke. We have 100 pound model trying to be a tough law enforcement officer, another almost 5 foot and story line which most locals find funny as sure didnt happen here. We need the tax money but dont think bad enough to put up with this TV wreck waiting to happen. ALOHA!!
on January 27,2013 | 10:32PM
4212richard wrote:
Well, maybe we'd feel better if he also took the time and apologized for exposing us to his sad little hairdo.... just sayin'
on January 28,2013 | 01:05AM
koolau wrote:
The Hawaii 5-0 series is like a first meeting a good looking person, an analogy of scenic Hawai'i, but the contents is what either keeps the relation going or go separate ways. The scenes of Hawai'i aren't what made Magnum P.I. or the original Hawaii 5-0 successful although it helped as a launching pad, it was the contents. I don't see the current version lasting another season.
on January 28,2013 | 03:59AM
bender wrote:
The damage has been done. Unfortuantely people pay attention to what thiese TV personalites think, I don't why, but they do. Any after the fact personality is just a feeble attempt at covering his okole. I would say to Scott that he doesn't have to live here, just fly in, do your bit, and leave.
on January 28,2013 | 04:50AM
puamamane wrote:
Old news already, move on
on January 28,2013 | 05:02AM
Kalli wrote:
The truth hurts.
on January 28,2013 | 05:02AM
Giligan wrote:
His character on the show does not like being in Hawaii, which means he does not have to act, so we still do not know if he can act. If you ever meet him, move slower than usual, just to piss him off.
on January 28,2013 | 05:41AM
McCully wrote:
This clown should be written off the show!!!
on January 28,2013 | 06:03AM
sluggah wrote:
on January 28,2013 | 06:40AM
Eagle156 wrote:
Advice to Scott Caan: Stay out of Honolulu night clubs. You might be the next victim.
on January 28,2013 | 06:51AM
The_Dude_Abides wrote:
He doesn't like Hawaii...so what, that's not a crime. Everyone in Hawaii needs to be less petty and stop complaining so much about his comments. This is a society of whiners.
on January 28,2013 | 07:00AM
silvangold wrote:
this Dude has said this whole thousand pages right in just 3 lines!
on January 28,2013 | 07:57AM
tutunona wrote:
just leave all of you who don't appreciate Hawaii, we don't need you or want you
on January 28,2013 | 07:31AM
lowtone123 wrote:
An actor who hates Hawaii playing a cop who hates Hawaii. No wonder he's so convincing.
on January 28,2013 | 08:16AM
Mahalo wrote:
Mr. Caan when you made those comments it came from within... this is your true feeling. Now that you said it out loud you want to take it back.. sorry not having it. I don't care about your show because I don't watch it ever! But I do care about my Hawaii
on January 28,2013 | 08:34AM
islandboy1562 wrote:
Scott Caan living off his fathers reputation, thats the reason he gets these gigs, he should be thankful he has a job! Five-O is good for Hawaii, maybe not up to snuff the old show - but times are different, more special effects, more violence .
on January 28,2013 | 09:27AM
primo1 wrote:
He got the first part right...
on January 28,2013 | 09:49AM
ainokea1964 wrote:
You know what is funny everybody is putting there two cents in. All he did was give everyone a piece of his mind. Same thing when we go to the mainland. Tell me is there must be bad things you say about the place and don't lie. Because i went to Oregon and i really like the place but i hate the people in Salem because they are to prejudice. But i would go back to Oregon. So same thing Scott Caan gave his piece of mind to the world about Hawaii. Not everyone can get use to eating the local kine of food. So give the guy a break he made a mistake and apologized for it. Leave it alone already. That is one thing wrong about Hawaii people they don't know how to leave things alone.
on January 28,2013 | 10:49AM
Koolaulau wrote:
his publicist must be thrilled (not)
on January 29,2013 | 08:15AM
GaryK395 wrote:
Well well well...so even though Scott Caan is guily of overacting (sucks), and is only in this business at all due to his father's setting the stage for him, one thing that can be said about him is that in addition to being short, he has revealed to Hawaii and the world that he is also small. Too bad the show lacks the character depth of the original...Jack Lord did give the original show a serious and determined yet compassionate presence, and after the show he did choose to remain here and live out all of his years in relative quiet. His Aloha for his adopted home was revealed in his final act when his wife Marie passed away and they had left most of their fortune, a considerable sum, to Hawaii based foundations and charities. This is an act that one can safely anticipate that Caan will never perform, because while he is small, he also lacks depth...he can return to the hustle that be craves and one day we will read about his experiences in rehab...
on January 29,2013 | 04:47PM
mililanihawaii wrote:
i never miss an episode of Hawaii 5-0, use to be one of my favorite show partly because some local scene and some awesome action scenery. funny how a one week could change everythng. I will not watch Hawaii 5-0 ever again because of Scott Caan dense remarks. Remember next new episode for Hawaii 5-0 is right after the Superbowl so if you want to tell the producers something turn the channel right after the game I will and I hope all you do too.
on January 30,2013 | 04:58PM
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