By Sarah Keane • 23 November 2020 • 11:51
JOHN Cleese accused of transphobia as he supports J.K. Rowling
Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star John Cleese, 81, caused social media sites to go into meltdown on Sunday, November 22, as he made several comments that other users deemed to be ‘transphobic’. Cleese has previously come under fire for supporting Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s stance on ‘trans activism’.
Cleese started off the Twitter tirade by writing: “Deep down, I want to be a Cambodian police woman. Is that allowed, or am I being unrealistic?”
Fans immediately lashed back, with one user tweeting: “Oh, man. I’ve been a fan of Monty Python & some of your other work for years and it’s so disappointing to see you take such a hurtful stance on this issue. Trans people are being attacked & invalidated from every angle, & instead of being supportive & uplifting, you say this.”
Many fans weren’t all that surprised at the actor’s stance, as he openly supported J.K. Rowling in June when she revealed she was “worried about the new trans activism.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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