Cancel Culture’s Medieval Fanaticism By James Reed
Here is one of the few celebrities speaking out about cancel culture, the oppressive politically correct repressive ideology. But, for how long?
“Rowan Atkinson has condemned online cancel culture and censorship, describing social media as a place where medieval mobs roam “the streets looking for someone to burn”.
In an extended interview with the UK’s Radio Times, the celebrated British actor and comic criticised social media’s tendency to divide and silence public debate, saying: “It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be cancelled.”
Atkinson, who wrote and starred in the 1980s and 90s sitcoms Blackadder and Mr Bean, has strongly campaigned in support of free speech and open debate.
In 2005 he opposed the addition of hate speech laws in the British parliament’s Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. And in 2009 he argued against the introduction of homophobic hate speech clauses into UK law.”
He can speak out now as his career is pretty much completed, but others will be too scared to oppose the coming tyranny.