Ricky Gervais President reports Trans Transgender Speaker Ricky Gervais

University cancels talk after speaker tweets support for Ricky Gervais trans joke

Reading now: 241
nme.com

Ricky Gervais.Baroness Claire Fox of Buckley – who was previously a Brexit Party MEP – had been due to give a talk that included the discussion of cancel culture and free speech.However, she had previously retweeted a joke by Gervais in a Netflix special, in which he referenced “the old-fashioned women, you know, the ones with wombs” and “the new ones we’ve been seeing lately with beards and cocks”.She wrote in her original tweet: “Skewered … trans-identity ideology.

I laughed. Kudos to @rickygervais for this,” which was flagged to the Royal Holloway Students’ Union president Maia Jarvis.In an email (via Daily Telegraph), Jarvis was reported to have said: “Claire Fox re-tweets and praises this video of Ricky Gervais being overtly transphobic.

I wonder if you have thought about the impact of bringing a person who is an advocate for hate towards trans people and publicly ridicules them.”The event was scrapped by debating society president Adam Ryan-Self, who blamed the student union and accused its officials of “censoring those that do not align with their (often left) ideology”.Fox said of the talk being cancelled (via The Times): “I had been cleared to talk by the university, because, funnily enough, I am not a hate-monger.

Then six societies complained to the student union. The student union rescinded their clearance and started pestering the society and putting a lot of pressure on them.

Read more on nme.com
The website meaws.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

DMCA