Even if he did target recent immigrants why is that wrong exactly?
That's some statement.
Huh? where did he say that?
Saying that "they come here" to the "land of milk and honey". Immigrants. There's no plausible alternative interpretation.
Look, is there any evidence new Canadians wear poppies more or less than established Canadians? Then why are they of all groups being singled out? I've watched Cherry since he had his old TV series with Blue. His views on hot button topics are well-trodden ground.
I hate the weaponization of the poppy. I think it's great that we all wear them but I won't give you the stink eye if you don't because you might have your own personal reason not to. It's like those US flag lapel pins that sprang up on politicians suits post 9/11. Or the AIDS ribbons in the '80s. People that didn't have them were practically scorned--"What's the matter with you?"