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Has Fawlty towers been cancelled yet?
It’s had a couple of close shaves over the years.


 

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I watched a few episodes of in sickness and in health recently. Classic comedy but the cancel brigade would be all over it like schoal of piranhas.
 

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I watched a few episodes of in sickness and in health recently. Classic comedy but the cancel brigade would be all over it like schoal of piranhas.
Probably.

Alf Garnett is an exception to this rule, in being world-class and unsurpassable at what he does – bigotry and bloviation. Alf was conceived by writer Johnny Speight as a panoramic parody of the most unpalatable attitudes to be found among some of the traditional white working-class in Britain at the time: loud-mouthedly anti-immigrant, anti-semitic, anti-socialist, sexist, philistine.
Mitchell was first bewildered – and then irritated – to discover that, for a section of the TV audience, Alf was seen as championing rather than satirising the political positions he stupidly espoused. Most spectacularly missing the joke was the morality campaigner Mrs Mary Whitehouse, who held up the potty-mouthed white supremacist as a prime example of the BBC’s moral depravity and attempted legal action to force it off air.
 

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Are people angry in advance because they think discussing the idea of "cancel culture" is suggesting that it doesn't exist? Or that it's a reactionary right-wing response to genuinely weeding out "problematic" people in our midst? Ot it's "anti-woke" to even consider the topic?
 

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Are people angry in advance because they think discussing the idea of "cancel culture" is suggesting that it doesn't exist? Or that it's a reactionary right-wing response to genuinely weeding out "problematic" people in our midst? Ot it's "anti-woke" to even consider the topic?
All three. Also I think they don't like Cleese because he supported Brexit and has views on immigration.
 

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Are people angry in advance because they think discussing the idea of "cancel culture" is suggesting that it doesn't exist? Or that it's a reactionary right-wing response to genuinely weeding out "problematic" people in our midst? Ot it's "anti-woke" to even consider the topic?

They think Cleese is going to take an angle on it that they don't agree with because he's an old man and the world today wouldn't let him get away with huge parts of what was in his work as a young man.

And because he's a brexiteer and that carries a lot of baggage.
 

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It's also just the current lexicon, The Human Stain by Philip Roth came out in 2000 and it's also just an old guy moaning about being cancelled, but that was before these phrases were around. We're all wrecked by social media and following the same news cycles around twitter.
 

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