Comedy Legend Says He Can’t Be Canceled

( – British comedy legend John Cleese said he doesn’t care about “woke” crusaders because he can never be canceled. Mainstream media and left-wing activists regularly attack the comedian for his routine, but he is unconcerned. “I don’t get canceled because I do stage shows,” he said. He added that the people who like him will buy a ticket and people who don’t won’t bother. He also said his critics have no sense of humor. “I don’t think people without a sense of humor should cancel stuff that people with a sense of humor enjoy,” he said.

Cleese is best known for his roles in the controversial Monty Python films of the 1970s and 1980s, and for playing chaotic hotelier Basil Fawlty in the smash hit Fawlty Towers – a show that has been censored for “sensitivity” by the BBC.

In 2013, the British broadcaster cut lines from a repeat broadcast of the comedy. The character Major Gowen delivered the lines in question. His sentiments were common in the 1970s but are considered offensive today. Viewers accused the BBC of airbrushing history by altering the script.

Cleese was recently accused of “transphobia” when he defended author JK Rowling. Harry Potter creator Rowling has been under severe attack for years because she insists that biological gender is real and people cannot change from a man to a woman or vice versa. Trans activists have subjected her to death threats and she has received little to no support from the British political or media establishment.

John Cleese proved to be an exception in 2020 when he responded to questions about his view of Rowling’s position. Initially, he said he had no interest in the matter but added that he believes men have a biological advantage over women in sports. However, when quizzed further and asked why he can’t let people be “who they are,” he replied, “Deep down, I want to be a Cambodian policewoman. Is that allowed, or am I being unrealistic?”

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