Author Topic: Culture war storm in teacup over Roy Chubby Brown event cancellation [merged]  (Read 10381 times)

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The Sheffield City Trust venue has decided to cancel a performance by comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown in January 2022, saying:

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...“We don’t believe this show reflects Sheffield City Trust values, particularly our ambition that our leisure, culture and entertainment venues are inclusive for all in Sheffield.

“Those who have already purchased tickets will receive a full refund. We understand that some people will be disappointed with our decision but we must uphold the standards and values that we promote and expect across our venues.”...

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/politics/roy-chubby-brown-show-in-sheffield-axed-following-complaints-3360317

The decision has been supported by Labour MP Gill Furness and the local council.

The decision by one venue - which I understand is publically funded - to cancel a performance by a comedian has been spun by GB News and similar as people telling us what to think, censorship etc. People tweeting "if you don't like a comedian, don't buy a ticket" and ignoring that venues cancelling comics is hardly new. It's not like Brown can't find a replacement venue in Sheffield.

Instead we get tweets like these:

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Why would a place try and stop Roy Chubby Brown from performing unless Sheffield is twinned with Pyongyang.

Yes Craig, a venue cancelling a comedian is just like the way people are treated in North Korea, I'm sure any people who have escaped from North Korea would agree. You melon.

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Roy Chubby Brown cancelled in Sheffield by the City’s trust because he doesn’t reflect their values,
I’m not a fan these days but if people want to buy tickets what’s the problem,
The Snowflakes are taking over.

By the logic of "if people want to buy tickets what's the problem" it would be ok to have a four hour orgy where people could buy tickets to watch as long as enough people did so.

And from cesspit GB News:

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'In the past few days we've seen a backlash from fans of Roy Chubby Brown as well as those who support free speech.'

GB News reporter Kevin Larkin says thousands have petitioned for Roy Chubby Brown to play in Sheffield after the comedian was 'cancelled' by Sheffield city trust.

One venue cancelling a comedian doesn't make an attack on free speech. I see the GB News tweet was worded to not make it clear the venue cancelled the comedian. If Chubby Brown was arrested following a gig, that could be seen as an attack on free speech depending on what he had said (I don't follow Mr Brown's comedy but I understand some people say it is racist.

If GB News was really that bothered about free speech, it would report on the many places around the world where free speech really is at risk.

A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 11:39:41 AM »

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 12:09:32 PM »
"I'm a racist and demand to see a man mocking brown people"

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 12:16:10 PM »
I imagine many of these people will be the ones complaining about Afghanistan refugees seeking refugee in the UK. They complain that desperate people facing oppression didn't fight the heavily armed Taliban with their fists but have a massive tantrum when a venue cancels a comedian.

And they call the left "snowflakes".

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 12:19:40 PM »
If it was good enough for LoG, then it's good enough for Sheffield.

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2021, 12:20:02 PM »
Yeah, fuck him. It's not about his "brand of humour", it's about him being a lazy, playing to the gallery for cheap back slaps, cowardly racist cunt.
Far more insidious and damaging than if he was to go there and do a BNP rally.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2021, 12:30:18 PM »
Can we petition for Chubby Brown to be force fed radium until his jaw rots off instead?

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2021, 01:06:32 PM »
To be fair to Chubbs, its not just wall to wall racist and sexist jokes at his shows.

He does racist and sexist songs too.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2021, 01:15:03 PM »
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It is not for the Trust or the Council to dictate what adults can or cannot pay to see.

It is when the venue concerned is owned and managed by the Trust and the Council. Book him at your own venue if you're that bothered.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2021, 02:49:56 PM »
There's always a big noise over him when he comes to Barrow also, he's a big favourite of the "I'm not racist but have a weirdly strong attachment to Golliwogs and will complain until the end of time about then getting banned by the PC Brigade" crowd.

Rather he just didn't have the publicity really.  Let him turn up and do a bunch of racist jokes to a dwindling crowd

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2021, 02:54:07 PM »
If it was good enough for LoG, then it's good enough for Sheffield.

GET THOSE BASTARDS OFF MY BACK!

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2021, 02:55:30 PM »
I think a lot of people who come out in support of Chubby Brown are doing whatever the right-wing version of virtue signalling is. I genuinely don't believe all these people can be watching what he does and come to the conclusion it's a) not racist and b) good.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2021, 02:57:08 PM »
I think a lot of people who come out in support of Chubby Brown are doing whatever the right-wing version of virtue signalling is.
Vice signalling?

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2021, 02:58:31 PM »
Is he in black face or yellow face in the image?

Or just so pockmarked with cancer on the inside that he has to paint himself the colour of 'not dead' before he goes on stage

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Humour is personal! I have seen him once but he’s not my cup of tea! And I vote with my own pocket not to see him. Frankly I also find the university humour circuit lacking though I have seen it. Thus the thought policing of humour if you don’t like it don’t watch it simple as! But why deny the right to those who do like it! Thought police at it gross you do as I say mentality. We live in an open society we have a right to go and be entertained. I absolutely abhor ballet but have given it a go 2 times along with Opera I have seen some dire theatre productions and I vote with my wallet. We are all grown ups!

I don't think anyone in the comments section knows what a "majority" is.

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2021, 03:07:17 PM »
Surprise last minute replacement


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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2021, 03:30:21 PM »
Chubby… Gob Ctopper?

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2021, 03:33:05 PM »
Surprise last minute replacement



Well, Syd Little has to earn a living without Eddie, now.

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2021, 03:45:45 PM »
All these guys going on about 'university comedy' making all the money these days, seeing as thats supposedly to be such an easy gravy train its disappointing no one have tried to get that PC moon money they're sure is there.


Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2021, 03:46:36 PM »
WAHEY! DONT EAT MEAT YA CUNTS
MY WIFES SO RACIST ... HOW RACIST IS SHE CHUBS? SHE ONLY CALLS THE POSTMAN A N***R...I DONT APPROVE AT ALL
IF ME BEING PC OFFENDS YOU...FUCK OFF! WE'RE ONLY HAVING A LAUGH

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2021, 03:49:07 PM »
It's maybe not a good idea to ban his show, as that gets him more attention and sympathy, while otherwise he's just playing to the bottom one percent of society.

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2021, 03:51:48 PM »
Trying to get in the public eye by booking a show that'll inevitably be cancelled in the distant hope someone will write an article about it.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2021, 03:57:07 PM »
Surprise last minute replacement


He looks like a fucking Womble what the fuck

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2021, 03:57:21 PM »
I think a lot of people who come out in support of Chubby Brown are doing whatever the right-wing version of virtue signalling is. I genuinely don't believe all these people can be watching what he does and come to the conclusion it's a) not racist and b) good.

The whole thrill of Chubby is an hour of filth that "they" don't want to let you hear. It was the thrill of his cassette tapes full of witless swearing in the early 90s being passed around by cheeky schoolboys. Or his annual VHS with the 18 certificate. When TV allowed witless swearing on it he had to expand his repetoire, now "who the f*ck is Alice" doesn't cut it, it has to be "Alice is a f*cking p*ki". It's the same "joke", and whether or not Chubby is an actual racist or not is immaterial. He knows his clientelle, and so long as he is shocking people he will attract a crowd.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2021, 03:59:04 PM »
I do love how Roy Chubby Brown posters evoke the covers of Beano annuals.  Such a comfortable fit.

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2021, 08:25:21 PM »
the idea of a Chubby Brown tribute is almost too much. Howay man am skint and wor wifes fucken off tae sunderland, ah graduated school wi nowt but a Geordie accent and a knack for being a cunt to people, me one fooken talent an ah canne use it for anyth-WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT A MINUTE

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2021, 12:48:19 AM »
it's just so desolate, most of browns jokes were horrid basic club jokes that nobody even claimed to own, so this tribute guy is just admitting defeat.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2021, 12:18:34 PM »
thank you GB News for being the only major news outlet to have the cajones to cover this important story #justiceforchubs


Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2021, 12:20:26 PM »
What's with that bloke's hair? And the spare hair sitting atop a pole behind him?

Do you have to wear a special anti-woke syrup on GB News?

Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2021, 12:38:04 PM »
That's the real reason Andrew Neil left.

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Re: A petition for Chubby Brown
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2021, 12:40:18 PM »
Lad on the left looks like Stephen Graham playing Fred West.

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