Chubby Brown hits out at 'woke snowflakes' after show cancelled due to petition signed by 59 people

An upcoming show held by the controversial comedian has been cancelled in Morecambe

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Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown has slammed the cancelling of his show in Morecambe, after Lancaster City Council axed the August show..

A petition, which obtained 59 signatures, demanded that Mr Brown, 77, should be barred from the Council-run venue after accusing him of being "racist, homophobic and misogynistic".

It says: “He is infamous for his insulting comedy. Parts of his act are outwardly racist, homophobic, and misogynistic.

“Allowing him to perform when many residents are from communities that his humour denigrates is wholly unacceptable and morally bankrupt.

The comedian's show was cancelled in Morecambe
The comedian's show was cancelled in Morecambe

“We are calling the council to ban the performance immediately, and ban any future performances

“We say no to racism, homophobia, and misogyny.”

The comedian's show was set to take place at The Platform, a venue operated by Lancaster City Council, but a statement confirmed its cancelation, adding it supports those who are opposed to his visit.

Chief Executive of Lancaster City Council, Mark Davies, said: “Following concerns raised by our community, Lancaster City Council has taken the decision to cancel the appearance of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown at the Platform in Morecambe this August.

“We understand this decision will disappoint some people, but we are proud to be a fair, diverse and inclusive organisation and do not believe Mr Brown’s shows are compatible with these values.

“All ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund.”

Lancaster City Council axed the show following concerns over racist, homophobic and misogynistic jokes
Lancaster City Council axed the show following concerns over racist, homophobic and misogynistic jokes

When probed as to why the comedian – known for his offensive humour, risqué jokes and disdain for political correctness – was asked to perform in the first place, the council refrained from commenting.

Responding to the cancellation, Mr Brown's Tour Manager, Ritchie Hoyle took to the comedians Facebook page to vent his anger against the Council's decision, condemning the "snowflake/woke culture".

He said: “I feel like I’m playing the same record over and over again! so I will make this brief.

“We had a call from The Platform in Morecambe this morning informing us that the council in their wisdom have listened to 59 people who signed a so called petition against Chubby performing in August at The Platform.

“Yet again ignoring the thousands who support Chubby’s right to perform.

“They have decided on your behalf that the Chubby show in Morecambe in August can no longer go ahead and has to be cancelled.

“If you need explanations as to why they have taken this ridiculous action please direct your questions to the council.

“Only they have the answers apparently, we didn’t get an explanation just a cancellation call.

“Cancellation/snowflake/woke culture wins again, I’m afraid.”

The controversial comedian's performance has been advertised as "The man they try to ban", with ticket websites advised that the show was suitable for "over 18's only", adding "if easily offended, please stay away!"

The council's decision to cancel Mr Brown's show has sparked raging backlash within the community, even with some residents, who stated despite not personally enjoying Mr Brown's brand of comedy, condemning the decision.

77-year-old Roy "Chubby" Brown was cancelled in Lancashire earlier this year, after his show at The Muni Theatre in Colne was axed by Pendle Council.

Muni Theatre Chief Executive, Rose Rouse said her decision to cut the comedian's show was "in the best interests of our community".