Rowan Atkinson shared his cancel culture take again – 16 favourite responses
The job of comedy is to bring laughter.
The job of an insult is to offend.
And yes, in comedy, there's often a victim. The way to not be a hack is to have that victim be powerful, or yourself. https://t.co/ffjg9tfo6L
— Mat Ricardo (@MatRicardo) June 20, 2022
If the Job of a comedian is to offend then I'm employed to entertain people who despise my very existence, and spite is no justification for a comedy career. Lonliness and an inability to feel joy should be the driver.
— Bethany Black twitch.tv/beffernieblack (@BeffernieBlack) June 20, 2022
Ah yes, we all remember that closing scene of *Blackadder Goes Forth*, where Rowan Atkinson danced along a line of war-graves, laughing maniacally and pausing to urinate on them. pic.twitter.com/6yEX0pTgC1
— David Andress (@ProfDaveAndress) June 20, 2022
Ex-Oxbridge public schoolboy demands the right to punch downwards. Let's face it, if he was to punch upwards, there's probably only people with titles he could pick on 😁 https://t.co/uvbdGp8nsb
— Paul Blinkhorn (@R1100GSBlueNose) June 20, 2022
Somewhat not surprised by Rowan Atkinson coming out with this one, as he has a lot of very questionable material in his back catalogue that amounts entirely to "foreigners talk funny lol" https://t.co/iVrSM0Esnn
— Memph – 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ PRIDE (@MemphisR56) June 20, 2022
Rowan Atkinson is such a hypocrite- in Mr. Bean he no platformed speech!
— Gráinne Maguire (@GrainneMaguire) June 20, 2022
This is wild because Rowan Atkinson made a whole ass career out of being a completely inoffensive weird lil dude getting up to all sortsa hijinks and it was funnier than anything Gicky Jervis has ever done on stage. pic.twitter.com/2PM1x7nU5a
— Giacomo Ciarenzo 🇮🇹 (@Moan_Chomsky) June 20, 2022
This idea that someone critiquing what you said for being shitty is some infringement on rights is the most cringy entitled thing I have ever seen. https://t.co/KEpP7eM9tg
— Aranock, 4 of Ravens (@Aranock1) June 20, 2022
Still – Netflix should be happy.
netflix: mr atkinson, the bee show is tanking
rowan atkinson: oh…
netflix: do the thing where you say 'comedians will not be silenced' to get eyes on this thing
ra: but… its a show about a bee. and who's being silenced?
netflix: nobody but christ it gets attention
— Lenny Reid (@Lenny_Reid) June 20, 2022