Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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Interesting that even Mark Hamill who is probably close to far-left, liked this tweet as well.


Cleese played a detestable character who would purposely offend the guests he despised. That was part of the comedy.

The man who was blacklisted was an art historian, not a character in a British sitcom.
 

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Asking someone to explain a stupid statement is trolling?
A bit rich coming from you.

Last week, you told me Joe Rogan was alt-right but you were completely unable to explain that.

Was that any less stupid than the statement you're criticising?
 
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It’s OK I chucked him out of the tread for a month. Sorry, I mean I CANCELLED HIM!!!!11!1!1!
Do you issue thread bans to folks who can't substantiate their claims?

I know a guy who claims Australia is worse than the Taliban because they armed and funded the mujahideen. But he can't say how.
 

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Cleese played a detestable character who would purposely offend the guests he despised. That was part of the comedy.

The man who was blacklisted was an art historian, not a character in a British sitcom.

Small point of clarification as Cleese is referring to a 1970 Monty Python skit called 'Mr Hitler', where Cleese satirically portrays Hitler with Michael Palin as Himmler - rather than anything related to his later role in Fawlty Towers.

In typical Monty Python style, the skit proposes that Hitler was not lost in a bunker and/or like Himmler committed suicide, but are now years after the war lobbying as joint candidates in a local by-election in England. MP also ludicrously suggests that in order not to be recognized, Adolf has changed his name to Mr. Hitler and in addition for the same reasons, Himmler also has changed his name to Bimmler.
The skit simply highlights how stupid and incompetent both men were/are, even with supporting staff, at running a simple campaign.

It was funny then and remains funny, despite the 'historical comedy challenged' woke crusaders attempting to selectively re-interpret related comedy and satire, using modern sensibilities, into something offensive.



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People have been banned from their source of income, for saying "Cracker".


The 'cancel culture' brigade have missed this one somehow. WINK.
 

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I find it more satisfying to acknowledge uncomfortable truths rather than trying to rationalise them all the time.
Time for you to acknowledge that geelong has the greatest home ground disadvantage in team professional sport Bud. I know its uncomfortable. But its time.
 

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Yep, martyrdom is typical of the cancel culture devotees.

He’s got a doco about it coming out.

A doco about cancel culture.
You couldn't cancel the likes of John Cleese, it's the smaller prey that get picked off.
 

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It’s OK I chucked him out of the tread for a month. Sorry, I mean I CANCELLED HIM!!!!11!1!1!

Banning people to get the last word is bad enough without joking about it being cancel culture.
 

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Banning people to get the last word is bad enough without joking about it being cancel culture.
John O'Farrell one of the founder of Spitting Image (and good Maidenhead boy) had some thoughts on this.
 

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John O'Farrell one of the founder of Spitting Image (and good Maidenhead boy) had some thoughts on this.


It's not a choice between the two. Another problem with that is people get cancelled for things they did in the past, before those sensibilities changed. Keeping up with modern sensibilities is not good enough, it's future sensibilities as well therefore John is probably a bigot and liable to be cancelled also.
 
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Suddenly Chief is all about facts again:moustache:
 

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John O'Farrell one of the founder of Spitting Image (and good Maidenhead boy) had some thoughts on this.
The idea that this massive industry will fold under the weight of not being sexist or racist is ******* ridiculous.

Although they might have a point given Frankie Boyle got cancelled.

Oh hang on he has his own TV show.
 

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The great Louis CK has spent 4 years out of circulation due to his masturbation scandal. He didn't wank over ZOOM as far as I know, as per Mr Toubin the CNN prime onanist, but did ask several people if he could xxxx in front if them. Earlier this month he released a comedy special called SORRY. Haven't seen it yet but will asap as he is usually marvellous.



One f’ed up by having a bat without knowing he was on.

The other subjected young, less powerful to it over and over again.

Not remotely the same.
 

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This conservative revolt against CRT is far more impactful and cancelling than a bunch of racist arseholes being banned from twitter.
 

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You just know this is going to be some buck-toothed Karen resting her laptop on her belly hacking away that keyboard with burger-greased fingers.
 

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Cancel culture will be over in the next few years, I can already sense that it has begun to eat its own.
 

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