Cancel cancel culture, urges Patrick Christys

Comedian Ricky Gervais is the latest man, sorry, person to be in the firing line.

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You can get cancelled for anything these days. It doesn’t take much.

Comedian Ricky Gervais is the latest man, sorry, person to be in the firing line.

Isn’t it funny that Ricky Gervais said various things about the Bible, and about God. I didn’t find them funny, but I didn’t want him cancelled for it. But it appears that these days, insulting an actual religion is not as bad as criticising the latest pseudo-religious cult. The cult of women with a penis.

You used to have to commit a child sex crime or something to get cancelled, although sometimes even that didn’t do the job – just look at what went on at the BBC.

But today, the woke mob won’t just do you for a bad joke. No. It can be your views on the environment, gender, Brexit, Trump, veganism, critical race theory, trans people in sport. We’ve had people try to cancel GB News! There was that bang average food critic called…erm…can’t remember his name. Or that bang average film critic called…erm…ah no, I’ve lost it.

Anyway, the point is, you’re only ever one wrong word away from never working again.

And it’s always the so-called nice people isn’t it? They don’t just want you to lose your job, they want your wife to leave you, your kids to never talk to you again and I sometimes feel like they won’t be satisfied until you’re homeless, alone and foraging for cigarette butts outside a hospital smoking shelter, covered in your own urine shouting at pigeons.

And for what? The thing that really gets me is that what people get cancelled for these days are often not controversial views. In fact, it’s their response to people who have overtly controversial views.

Like someone says they think we should have total open borders and the English Channel should look like a motorway for illegal immigrants…Then someone says, I don’t really think that’s a great idea. RACIST!

Someone says they think a 6ft 6in cross dresser with a massive penis should be allowed to be locked in a prison cell with a small woman...sorry, can I just politely suggest that I don’t think this is a good idea: YOU MASSIVE TRANSPHOBE!

Can we all just calm down a bit please? Can we just stop it? The one thing worse than being cancelled is having a monolithic world where people care more about not offending weirdos with strange views more than they care about being funny.