Roy Chubby Brown blasts woke culture as council axes one of his shows

Roy Chubby Brown blasts ‘woke culture’ as council axes ANOTHER one of his shows after petition accusing him of being ‘racist, homophobic, and misogynistic’ which gained just 59 signatures

  • Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown was billed to perform at a venue in Morecambe in August
  • Comic, real name Royston Vasey, had set pulled over concerns about material
  • Lancashire council axed the event to the dismay of those who had bought tickets
  • Controversial comic already had one show pulled earlier this year in Colne

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has blasted ‘woke culture’ after a council axed his show following a petition against him which gained just 59 signatures.

The controversial 77-year-old stand up was due to perform at a Lancaster City Council run venue in Morecambe, Lancs., in August this year.

But after locals launched the petition, accusing Brown of being ‘racist, homophobic, and misogynistic’, the organisers officially pulled the plug on the event.

Mr Brown’s tour manager Ritchie Hoyle then took to the comedian’s Facebook page to express his frustration and hit out at ‘snowflake/woke culture’.

Roy Chubby Brown poses during a photo shoot on November 12, 2009 in Scarborough, England

A council-operated venue, The Platform, informed the comic’s team that the decision had been made to axe his August show

He said: ‘We had a call from The Platform in Morecambe this morning informing us that the council in their wisdom have listened to 59 people who signed a so called petition against Chubby performing in august at The Platform.

‘Yet again ignoring the thousands who support Chubby’s right to perform.

‘They have decided on your behalf that the Chubby show in Morecambe in August can no longer go ahead and has to be cancelled.

‘If you need explanations as to why they have taken this ridiculous action please direct your questions to the council.

‘Only they have the answers apparently, we didn’t get an explanation just a cancellation call. Cancellation/snowflake/woke culture wins again, I’m afraid.’

Mr Brown had been booked to play at the venue in Morecambe on August 19, which is run by Lancaster City Council.

But bosses changed their minds after the petition, calling for him to be banned, began to circulate on the internet.

It stated: ‘Parts of his act are outwardly racist, homophobic, and misogynistic.

‘Allowing him to perform when many residents are from communities that his humour denigrates is wholly unacceptable and morally bankrupt.

‘We are calling the council to ban the performance immediately, and ban any future performances

‘We say no to racism, homophobia, and misogyny.’

In response to this, Mark Davies, chief executive of Lancaster City Council, said his team had decided the Mr Brown’s show wasn’t ‘compatible’ with its values.

He said: ‘Following concerns raised by our community, Lancaster City Council has taken the decision to cancel the appearance of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown at the Platform in Morecambe this August.

‘We understand this decision will disappoint some people, but we are proud to be a fair, diverse and inclusive organisation and do not believe Mr Brown’s shows are compatible with these values.

‘All ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund.’

Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has already had one show pulled this year in Colne, also in Lancashire

The cancellation of his upcoming show in Morecambe (pictured) is the second of the year

But when asked why it had booked the comedian to perform in the first place, the Council declined to comment.

The decision to cancel Mr Brown sparked a backlash with many outraged at the Council, including some residents who didn’t personally enjoy Mr Brown’s brand of comedy.

One resident said: ‘I find him offensive so wouldn’t go but that’s my choice, everybody should have their right to choose. Totally wrong decision.’

Another said: ‘You said it yourself Mark Davies, Lancaster City Council should be fair, diverse and inclusive – surely this includes people who CHOSE to purchase tickets for the show?!

‘Absolutely ridiculous to cancel – if you don’t want to see it don’t buy a ticket, simple!!’

Another added: ‘Disgraceful decision by Mark Davies.

‘I’m no fan of Chubby Brown, I can take him or leave him to be honest but this is a great way to create division and resentment.’

It’s not the first time the 77-year-old comedian has been cancelled in Lancashire.

Earlier this year, his show at the The Muni Theatre in Colne was cancelled by Pendle Council.

Its chief executive Rose Rouse said she had made the decision to axe the comedian ‘in the best interests of our community.’

The polarising comic has had several tour dates cancelled in recent years in locations including Sheffield and Middlesbrough.

Fans gathered outside Sheffield city hall to protest the decision to cancel one of Chubby Brown’s shows after a petition demanding his show be reinstated garnered almost 20,000 signatures

The cancellation of his Sheffield show, which was slated to take place earlier this year, outraged fans and triggered a petition demanding his show be reinstated that garnered more than 20,000 signatures. 

Fans also gathered outside the city’s hall to protest against the decision. 

It came after the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough Gill Furniss welcomed the pulling of his show, saying it was the ‘right thing to do’. 

She said: ‘I have written to the Sheffield City Trust CEO and Leader of Sheffield Council, to welcome the decision to cancel the Roy Chubby Brown performance at City Hall. 

‘This is the right thing to do. There is no place for any hate filled performance in our diverse and welcoming city.’

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