Comedy legend John Cleese, 83, reveals why it can never be canceled as he is targeted by woke crowds for criticizing political correctness
John Cleese is no stranger to the ruffled feathers of woke zoomers and millennials.
And now the outspoken Fawlty Towers star, 83, has revealed why it’s essentially impossible to undo.
Appearing on Ben Fordham LiveCleese explained that it was his ability to do live shows for his fans instead of relying on big commercial networks that helped him stay relevant.
“I’m not canceled because I’m doing stage shows…People are like, ‘I like it, so I’m going to buy a ticket,'” he said.
“Audiences are basically pre-screened to like me, so when I go out, they like me and they like the kind of humor I do,” he continued.
Comedian John Cleese says he’s not at risk of being ‘cancelled’ because he performs on stage shows for fans
The acclaimed comedian and actor also slammed the woke crowd for its lack of humour.
“I think the people who are canceling don’t seem to have a lot of sense of humor,” he told Fordham.
“And I don’t think people with a sense of humor should cancel stuff that people with a sense of humor enjoy.”
Cleese is best known for co-founding Monty Python and starring in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers.
The acclaimed comedian is famous for co-founding Monty Python and starring in Fawlty Towers (pictured)
In 2020, the British actor sparked a backlash for standing up for JK Rowling when a Twitter user asked him to share his honest opinion on the Harry Potter author.
“I’m afraid I don’t care about trans people, I just hope they’re happy and people treat them kindly,” he tweeted.
“Right now I’m focusing more on the threats to democracy in America, the endemic corruption in the UK, the terrible British press, the revelations about police brutality.”
Cleese has been targeted by the woke crowd in the past, including Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness (pictured), who accused him of ‘transphobia’ for failing to condemn author JK Rowling
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He was criticized for his comments by a number of progressive figures, including Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, who accused the comedian of “transphobia”.
Last year, Cleese also said that awakening stifles creativity.
“There are people sitting there deliberately waiting for the thrill of being offended,” he said. Raison magazine.