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‘Mr. Bean’ Star Rowan Atkinson
Compares Cancel Culture to a ‘Medieval
Mob Looking for Someone to Burn’

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Posted By: Garnet, 1/7/2021 5:33:56 PM

British actor Rowan Atkinson veered from the leftist views embraced by the bulk of those in the entertainment industry and ripped into cancel culture, describing it as the “digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn.” “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,” the Mr. Bean actor said in an interview with the U.K.’s Radio Times. “It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘canceled.’”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 1/7/2021 5:50:38 PM (No. 652199)
I watched Mr. Atkinson racing his 1926 Bentley sedan at the Goodwood Revival historic auto races in 2019. He did a pretty competent job, and it amazing how those old beasts can hustle around a track. https://l450v.alamy.com/450v/2a4p867/1926-bentley-45-litre-parkward-saloon-dueing-the-brooklands-trophy-race-with-driver-rowan-atkinson-at-the-2019-goodwood-revival-sussex-uk-2a4p867.jpg Of course he is a sensible person, and is absolutely right about this cancel culture garbage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bobn.t 1/7/2021 6:03:41 PM (No. 652213)
He's correct.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer 1/7/2021 7:27:48 PM (No. 652313)
One of my favorite British sitcoms is Blackadder. In the first set, there is something called the 'Witchsmeller Pursuivant', performed by the brilliant Frank Finlay. He is a fearsome zealot charged with smelling out witches...with their eventual destruction in mind. How like the cancel culture vultures, and the Twitterati.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandpiper 1/7/2021 8:05:57 PM (No. 652349)
“It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘canceled.’” I got on FB this morning to an avalanche of hateful harsh rhetoric directed against Trump and any of his supporters. People I know, who come to my house for dinner were calling for people like me (someone who voted for Trump) to be arrested as traitors. No middle ground at all. Awful.
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