EUGENE, Ore. - Organizers advertised that actor Danny Glover would attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr March in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday.
So did organizers of the annual Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey the same day.
Glover spoke at the 9:30 a.m. EST breakfast on the East Coast.
He didn't make it to the 11 a.m. PST march on the West Coast.
That's not surprising: Glover would have had 4 1/2 hours to give his speech in New Jersey, get to an airport and fly across the country to Eugene.
At an event at The Shedd Institute after the march, a spokesperson for Glover's foundation said the actor couldn't make it to the Eugene event.
"Danny, due to illness, is not going to be here," David Tyler, Executive Director of The Danny Glover Foundation, said from the Shedd stage.
Tyler read an apology from Glover, then said the actor had agreed to make an appearance in Eugene in May.
Tyler then said he was trying to reach Glover by Skype.
"On the count of three, I want everyone to say, 'Hello, Danny,'" he asked the crowd.
The audience obliged as Tyler held his phone up to the room. He then put the phone to his ear, smiled and laughed.
"He says you guys are stupid," Tyler said.
He then looked at the phone, held it to his ear, said "hello? hello?," fiddled with the phone some more and said, "We lost him" before putting the phone away.
KVAL News has reached out to Tyler and the organizer's of Monday's event in Eugene for comment, to no avail. KVAL News also tried to confirm a report that Glover received threats from Eugene related to his talk at Texas A&M University. The Eugene Police Department said it has no reports of such threats.
Anayeli Jimenez is part of the Associated Students of Lane Community College, one of the event's sponsors.
She said she was dissapointed to hear Glover was sick but said she understands that things happen.
"The event was for people to come together and celebrate Martin Luther King's journey and his work on this day, so I think that's what it was about," she told KVAL News. "It wasn't about having all these famous people coming out."
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