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Dawn French hits back after podcast host told her to “catch up” on trans issues

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The Vicar Of Dibley star shared her thoughts on what she perceives as society’s quickness to cancel people, saying “we are expected to present ourselves as perfect”.This follows French being told to “catch up” in a conversation surrounding JK Rowling’s controversial comments about the trans community.Speaking recently on the Happy Place podcast with Fearne Cotton, French began: “We’re all talking about inclusivity and favouring difference and all the rest of it.

And that’s all great, I love the idea of that, but that’s not how we’re living.”She explained: “We’re living the opposite of that – we’re massively intolerant, quick to blame, litigation, bullying and trolling and all of this dreadful stuff which has got nothing to do with understanding how other human beings operate.”French continued: “We are people who know we make mistakes, we know we have shortcomings, we know all this stuff but because we are expected to present ourselves as perfect and only celebrate all the perfect things, it’s just wiped out any margin for error.The British comedian also spoke about the need for “robust debate” and a greater understanding between people.

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