Summarised by Centrist
Renowned comedy writer Graham Linehan is scheduled to tour New Zealand in March, organised by the Free Speech Union. Known for creating hits like The IT Crowd and Father Ted, Linehan’s views on gender and opposition to trans gender activists have sparked controversy, resulting in his removal from social media platforms and cancelled shows.
Linehan’s scheduled tour of New Zealand brings up memories of Posie Parker’s ill fated NZ appearances. She was ultimately shut down by a mob of transgender activists.
Despite concerns over potential protests over Linehan’s appearances, the FSU assures security measures are in place and venues confirmed in anticipation of the events in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
The tour aims to address issues of cancel culture and free speech, with Linehan sharing insights from his latest work, ‘Tough Crowd’.
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