A comedian’s view on the issue of gender led to an entire upcoming comedy festival that was due to be held in Scotland being canceled. Wokeness has reared its ugly head once again. It’s not only destroying culture in our country, but around the world. So what did the performer say that was so controversial? He said that men can’t become women, women can’t become men, and that “women deserve single sex spaces and fairness in their sports.”
In other words, he expressed a scientific fact followed by the common sense application of the fact, and as a result, an entire event was canceled because some lunatics on the left got their panties in a bunch over it. Welcome to the modern world. How dare we as a whole society ever think we are so far advanced beyond our ancestors when we refuse to acknowledge the basic fact of reality that men and women are emotionally, physically, and spiritually different from each other.
Here are more details from The Daily Wire:
The “Comedy Unleashed” event in Edinburgh will not be happening after critics called out 55-year-old Irish comedian Graham Linehan’s past comments about transgender people, the Independent reported. The co-creator and co-writer of the Channel 4 sitcom “Father Ted” was on the bill for the event being held at Edinburgh’s Leith Arches, which often hosts LGBT events.
“We were not made aware of the lineup of this show in advance,” the venue stated. “We are an inclusive venue and this does not align with our overall values.”
The whole point of comedy is to be offensive, to walk the razor’s edge and present hard to swallow truths in a humorous way that makes them easier to accept. You can’t do that if you slap a muzzle on a comedian and demand they support only your worldview. Comedians help us challenge perceptions of the world around us and point out the absurdities of life. We’ve lost that in today’s culture.
In a follow-up post, the venue reiterated that the “controversial line-up” was brought to their attention last minute and that it works “closely with the LGBT+ community.” The post also explained that the venue believed hosting Linehan “would have a negative effect on future bookings.” The group also insisted the decision was “not influenced by online activists,” but by its “regular community.”
Linehan reacted to the news in a post on X, saying that he hadn’t been given any explanation for the cancellation and asked the venue to give him a detailed reason.
“There is no explanation as to what views the Leith Arches find offensive,” the comedian stated. “That women deserve single sex spaces and fairness in their sports? That children shouldn’t be mutilated and sterilized? That JK Rowling shouldn’t receive death and rape threats?”
“[Could] I have some details?” he pressed. “Because it sure sounds like discrimination on the grounds of my legally protected beliefs.”
Later, during a chat with TalkTV, Linehan stated that what happened to him is not great, but he did add that there was at least one good thing that came out of the situation. He said the situation has shined a spotlight on “essentially a group of highly ideological cultists” who “have taken over institutions across society.”
Comedian Graham Linehan's Edinburgh show was cancelled by the venue because of his views on trans issues.
— TalkTV (@TalkTV) August 16, 2023
When the host of the show asked him if he was made aware that these views were what the venue claimed “would violate” their space, he responded by saying, “The most important view I have is that it is a crime against humanity to tell children that they may have been born in the wrong body.”
“And I feel that the views that I and J.K. Rowling have expressed on this matter have been completely vindicated,” he stated, pointing out the closure of Tavistock, the only gender identity clinic in the U.K.
The comedian also stated that if a male who identifies as transgender walks into the women’s restroom while his daughter is inside, he would “pull him out by his ankles.”
So he’s not only a comedian, but a good father too. Awesome.