Ben Elton criticizes comedy’s “bashing” of minorities and says comedy isn’t “funny if it just reinforces prejudice.” (these)

Ben Elton has been applauded for saying that cancel culture isn’t “remotely real” and speaking out against trans hate in comedy.

Elton spoke to BBC Radio 4 to a one-time rebirth c Friday Night Live on Channel 4 on Friday (October 21) about how the comedian’s job is to speak truth to power and point out those who “purport to represent traditional values ​​are actually undermining our security most deeply”.

BBC Radio 4 presenter Justin Webb questioned that “another job of a satirist” is to “find people who respond even when they say they don’t”. Webb then seems to have tried to get Elton to comment on the lives of trans people by mentioning the anti-trans dog whistle ‘what is a woman’ question and the wrong gender.

Elton said his program will touch on all aspects of society because life is changing “so fast” in terms of technology, social relations or “what is sex and gender”.

Webb interjected, “Now they’re the ones in charge, the people who say we need to think . . .”

But Elton was having none of it and immediately stopped Webb’s train of thought.

“Are you saying that the awakened millennials are overriding hoary voices like yours sir?” Elton said.

Webb said he considered himself “subtle” in his line of questioning about the lives of trans people and the so-called “cancellation culture” in the UK. Elton flatly told him that “the agenda here is clear.”

“I don’t believe the cancellation culture is even real,” Elton said. “Of course, there are language rules. Always have been.”

He continued: “They change. The comedian’s job is to get around that.

“I’ve always thought about my language in different ways and I hope I’ve found clever and interesting ways to do it.”

Ben Elton’s comments denying the existence of a so-called cancellation culture and diverting the conversation away from yet another toxic debate about transgender rights in the UK have been met with overwhelming support on social media.

Humorists debate whether “smashing” minorities is acceptable

Various comedians included Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervase were accused of inciting hatred by making crude jokes about trans people and the LGBTQ+ community in their specials. Even a heron claimed he was “cancelled” despite performing to a sold-out crowd.

But Ben Elton said the current debate about “waking up” is about accepting “the world is in flux” and “maybe it doesn’t look quite what we thought it looked like” but “negotiating” it with “good will and respect to all”.

Elton said he didn’t feel like he was “repeated” during his career. He described performing more than 150 concerts where he “performed [his] mind” about “trans, race and identity” without bashing the community.

He added that as a comedian he was always “trying hard not to throw punches” because he believed such digs were really just “crowd incitement” and not comedy.

“Comedy isn’t funny if it’s just massaging prejudices,” he added.

Ben Elton doesn’t believe the so-called cancellation culture is “remotely real.” (channel 4)

So is Ben Elton received praise on social media for pushing him Friday Night Live Channel 4 special, warmly welcoming viewers of all genders before sharing their pronouns.

Elton then flawlessly transitioned into a wild fight with Liz Truss, who resigned from the post of Prime Minister Thursday (October 20). The comedian described Truss’ short time in office as “the most senselessly destructive, staggeringly expensive, ego-driven car crash of delusional hubris since Simon Cowell pulled a facelift”.

In 2021, the BBC faced a backlash over an article that claimed trans women were forcing cisgender lesbians to have sex. The article included an interview with Lily Cadean openly anti-trans, former adult entertainer who has been accused of sexual assault by several women.

It didn’t have a single interview with anyone who disagreed that trans women were a threat to lesbians. However, the BBC has tirelessly insisted on the impartiality of the article and was subjected to a “rigorous editorial process.”

As a result of the article against trans protests outside BBC offices in several cities.

The BBC has also come under fire for uncritically providing a platform for anti-transgender lobby groups LGB Alliance and Get The L Out UK, which led to the broadcaster being labeled a “right-wing and gender-critical mouthpiece”.