Aussie star’s epic take-down of holiday spot

Vancouver is one holiday destination Dominic Purcell wouldn’t recommend.The English-born Aussie actor has launched an extraordinary online rant against the Canadian city, branding it a “gulag” and accusing its government of “turning a blind eye” to the homeless.Purcell, who plays fan-favourite Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break, has spent the past year in Vancouver shooting a revival series of the hit show.But he looks set to spark an almighty backlash thanks to a wordy, hashtag-heavy tirade he uploaded to Instagram this morning, which he begins by taking aim at the city’s miserable weather.“Been here now getting on a #year not a sunny day in sight. I think I’ve seen 4 days of nice weather,” the 46-year-old wrote alongside a snap of him looking pretty unhappy with his surroundings.“People say we had 3 days of #sunshine like #santa just arrived.“Well congratulations. I grew up in Australia Yo and have lived in the beautiful sunny #california for twenty years where I #surf and play in the ocean. Oh did I tell you I’m Australian/American.Purcell lived in Bondi and went to high school in the Blue Mountains, just outside of Sydney, before he found fame.Source:Instagram“Anyway Stop telling me to go on hikes get on a bike and ride around a Lake or swim in its frigid waters oh and #whistler enough!!! I’m here to work.”Purcell then turned discussion to the city’s “homeless population problem”, describing rough sleepers who “roam the streets in desperate need for help”.“It appears the Vancouver government and its #politicians to my eyes at least are much more inclined to turn a blind eye too (sic) the mentally ill and homeless and rather focus on the enormous amount of construction serving foreign investment groups,” the actor wrote.“Why am I saying this ? Because I’ve been around the world many times and have not seen so many displaced mentally ill people take up entire blocks and turn it into a place of disturbing sadness and horror.“It’s the same everywhere I guess not just Vancouver.”Purcell admitted he was “preaching, which I hate to do” and said he was “flawed (and) just as selfish as the next #idiot”.Purcell stars as condemned man Lincoln Burrows alongside co-star Wentw…

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