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John Cleese Cancel Culture: Has He Blacklisted Himself?

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After a fellow attendee was "blacklisted" by "woke" staff and students at Cambridge University, the British comic icon, who is 82 years old, stated on Tuesday that he is canceling a performance that was scheduled to take place there.

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"I did the same thing on a Monty Python show, and it's something I regret doing, so I'm blacklisting myself now before someone else does it."

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The news of the BAFTA winner comes after art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon was denied permission to speak at an event hosted by the Cambridge Union.

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Cleese has been vocal about his opposition to the "woke" culture for a long time, arguing that political correctness kills humor.

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In the previous year, the comedian lashed out at the BBC for removing an episode of his sitcom from the 1970s called "Fawlty Towers" because it contained a "racist slur."

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In addition, Cleese has been accused of transphobia after he backed the author of "Harry Potter," J.K. Rowling, in the context of an online discussion.

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It was revealed earlier this year that Cleese will star in a new series named "John Cleese: Cancel Me," which would examine the culture of the "woke" generation.