Mr. Bean Slams Cancel Culture: Angry "Mob" Looking For It's Next Victim
The cancel culture is detrimental to our society. These SJWs are ruining the lives of comedians and just about anyone else they deem unfit for society today. So many people have called them out. Dave Chappelle bashed the "woke" people by attacking the audience in a recent performance. But he is not alone, Monty Python's John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson, better known as Mr. Bean, have also spoken out against it. Atkinson in particular recently called the cancel culture a mob looking for someone to burn.
"In an interview with the Radio Times, the multi-hyphenated British star blamed social media platforms for increased levels of polarization, which he said makes him fearful for the future of freedom of speech.
“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society. It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘canceled’,” Atkinson said.
“It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn. So it is scary for anyone who’s a victim of that mob and it fills me with fear about the future.”
But this is not the first time Atkinson has spoken out against censorship.
"In 2012, Atkinson urged a repeal of part of the U.K.'s Public Order Act that outlaws "insulting words and behavior" in order to stop the "creeping culture of censoriousness" which saw the arrest of a Christian preacher, a critic of Scientology, and even a student making a joke, the Daily Mail reported.
Saying the law was having a "chilling effect on free expression and free protest," he noted to the outlet that "the clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult."
We should all be protesting these oppressive libs that are trying to destroy our freedom of speech in the name of being PC. The problem is some Dems have caved to these sensitive libs so now they feel empowered and want to destroy anything that doesn't fit their vision. We need more people like Atkinson to stand up to this censorship before they ruin everything we enjoy and take away our freedom of speech.