Comedian Billy Connolly has hit out at ‘Cancel Culture’, saying would never make it today.
The comedian said he believes things have changed forever with regards to what can, and cannot be joked about in the name of humour.
Connolly said: “Because of political correctness people have pulled in the horns. I couldn’t have started today with the talent I had then.”
“There’s a show here in America with all Black comedians, men and women, and they are totally ruthless, they are totally without political correctness and they have always got me on the floor howling with laughter.”
“There was a comedian who had a series on television and the suits involved were going to take it off at the first commercial break. They have got no bravery.”
Comedians have become increasingly critical of Cancel Culture in recent years, with many believing it is pointless and limiting the scope a comedian can engage with.
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