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This Monty Python Legend’s Statement About Wokeism Dropped Everyone’s Jaws!

In an interview with Fox News Digital, legendary actor John Cleese criticized ‘wokeness’ for having a ‘disastrous’ effect on humor.

Cleese delivered the keynote address at Las Vegas FreedomFest last week. Political correctness, he claimed, is a poison to creativity, especially for up-and-coming comedians.

Cleese was questioned by Fox News Digital about the freedom to tell jokes that modern comedians have. He just said, “No,” in response. He then spoke of the history of censorship in showbiz.

“There’s always been limitations on what they’re allowed to say. Why, you go to Molière and Louis XIV. I mean Molière had to be a bit careful. And there will always be limitations. I mean in England, until some ridiculous late date like 1965,” Cleese said ,“All plays had to be submitted to what used to be a part of the palace called the Lord Chamberlain, and he would read it and there were hilarious letters used to go back was saying ‘you may only say f*** once,’ this sort of- ‘and you cannot say bugger. But you can say,…  this sort of ridiculous negotiating letters.”

Cleese continued, “But I think it’s particularly worrying at the moment because you can only create in an atmosphere of freedom, where you’re not checking everything you say critically before you move on. What you have to be able to do is to build without knowing where you’re going because you’ve never been there before. That’s what creativity is—you have to be allowed to build. And a lot of comedians now are sitting there and when they think of something, they say something like, ‘Can I get away with it? I don’t think so. So and so got into trouble, and he said that, oh, she said that.’ You see what I mean? And that’s the death of creativity.”

“So I would say at the moment, this is a difficult time, particularly for young comedians, but you see, my audience is much older, and they’re simply not interested in most of the woke attitudes. I mean, they just think that you should try and be kind to people and that’s no need to complicate it, you know?” Cleese added.

Watch it here: Youtube/Fox News

Sources: Dailywire, Conservativenewsdaily, Foxnews

 



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