Comedian Rowan Atkinson believes that jokes can be made “about almost anything” and that this should allow the artist to express freely.
The comedian, who is 67 years old, has spoken out against the cancel culture and expressed concern that comedy will suffer if the current tendencies continue.
He provided an explanation, saying, “It does seem to me that the goal of comedy is to offend, or have the capacity to offend, and it cannot be emptied of that potential.” Someone gets hurt in every joke.
To put it another way, that is the essence of a joke. Someone or something, or even a concept, is made to appear in a comical light.
The actor who played Mr. Bean believes that comedians should not be overly concerned about the repercussions of their own jokes as much as they might otherwise be. In an interview with the publication The Irish Times, he was quoted as saying, “I think you’ve got to be very, very careful about saying what you’re allowed to make jokes about.”
“You’ve got to kick it up no matter what?” Really? What happens if there is a person lower in the social hierarchy who is exceedingly conceited, arrogant, aggressive, and self-satisfied with themselves? It is not the case that all of them are members of houses of parliament or kingdoms.
There are a number of people who live in areas of society that are considered to be lower on the social hierarchy who are exceedingly arrogant and self-satisfied, and they too deserve to be brought up.
It should be acceptable to make jokes about anything and everything in a properly functioning free society.
On the other hand, Rowan’s opinion regarding the impact of social media is still up in the air.
According to the actor, it will take “quite a long time” before people can realise the true impact that it has had on society.
He stated, “It is at such a tender age. “In the grand scheme of things, the history of man has only been around for a very, very little time, and we’re still getting used to it.
A proposed piece of legislation known as the Online Safety Bill is now being considered for introduction into the Houses of Parliament in this country, the United Kingdom.
And you’re thinking to yourself, “Isn’t that about 20 years late?” But in order to figure out how you’re going to live with something, you have to be exposed to it for a considerable amount of time first.