Monty Python star John Cleese has caused a stir once again by tweeting out an ‘apology’ for using ‘white English people’ as the butt of the joke in past sketches, a reaction to The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria apologising for voicing an Indian character.
Cleese has previously railed against cancel culture, hitting out at permanently offended woke people, insisting that they have no sense of humour and are contributing to the death of comedy.
While many lauded Cleese for his response, the woke mob immediately jumped on and accused him of white privilege:
Others started to search for things about Monty Python and Cleese’s other show Fawlty Towers to be offended at, which Cleese appeared to find hilarious.
The shows both used stereotypes to drive the comedy. The funny comes from the fact that the characters engaging in the stereotypes are the ones being laughed at, a nuance completely lost on the woke cancel mob.
Azaria, who played the shopkeeper character Apu on the cartoon for decades now says wants to seek out “every single Indian person in” the “country and apologize.”