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Actor John Cleese accused of transphobia

English actor John Cleese, best known for co-founding the Monty Python comedy troupe, has been accused of transphobia after defending author JK Rowling and joking about trans identities on social media.

When asked what Cleese thought of Rowling’s controversial position on the trans community, he tweeted: “I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans folks…Right now I’m more focused on threats to democracy in America, the rampant corruption in the UK, the appalling British Press, the revelations about police brutality.” He then joked he wanted to be a “Cambodian police woman”, when told to “let people be who they want to be”.

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