MENTAL NOTE #121: MR. BEAN, ROWAN ATKINSON, IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE COOLEST, MOST LEVEL HEADED PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, AND AN ARDENT SUPPORTER OF FREE SPEECH!
Comedian Rowan Atkinson: Cancel Culture ‘Like A Medieval Mob’
“British star has a long history of defending free speech against the language police….”
on 5 January, 2021
Story by Steve Watson.
“Rowan Atkinson, famous for portraying the characters Mr Bean and Blackadder, has once again hit headlines for slamming the rise of a destructive cancel culture.
In an interview with the UK’s Radio Times, Atkinson described online trolls trying to ban everything as “the digital equivalent of the medieval mob.”
“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,” he said.
“It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘cancelled’,” the British comedian emphasised.”
Atkinson also blasted social media, saying that it fills him with “fear about the future,” because it continues to lower tolerance for differing opinions, which widens divisions in society.
“What we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn,” Atkinson urged.
He noted that he has been on the end of the hate mob, not only owing to some of the skits in Mr Bean, many of which were written 30 years ago, but also because of his long history of standing up for free speech.”
Oh Man! I can absolutely see how the Crybaby Snowflake Leftist Commie-reds would be triggered by Mr. Bean.
Why? Because the Bean character is honest. He is not a conformist. He bucks the societal socialist bullshit that the leftists love, and get so violent about. And, because Bean is comedic: Comedy often makes fun of, AND EXPOSES, the stupid shit people do in society, and in government. Leftist Commies don’t like it when comedy is used to expose how ridiculous they are.