Freedomroo – Comedian Adam Hills defends cancel culture

Speaking out: Australian comedian Adam Hills has downplayed the dangers of cancel culture and urged other comics to be careful about potentially offending people

Adam Hills DEFENDS cancel culture and says other comedians need to ‘be more responsible’ for what they say – and it’s their own fault if they offend people and lose their audience

Australian comedian Adam Hills has downplayed the dangers of cancel culture and urged other comics to be careful about potentially offending people.

The Spicks and Specks host, 50, told News Corp the furore over cancel culture has been taken too far by people on both sides of the argument. 

‘There is a group of people who would like to think that cancel culture is more than it is and there is a group of people who like to think they can ban stuff,’ he said. 

Speaking out: Australian comedian Adam Hills has downplayed the dangers of cancel culture and urged other comics to be careful about potentially offending people

‘The idea you can’t say anything in comedy any more, I’m not entirely sure what is it that you can’t say,’ he continued.

‘If you say it and you lose your audience, then you have probably said the wrong thing.’

He added that if a comedian offends their audience, it isn’t the fault of the audience, before urging comedians to act like ‘grown-ups’.

Measured response: 'The idea you can't say anything in comedy any more, I'm not entirely sure what is it that you can’t say,' he said

Measured response: ‘The idea you can’t say anything in comedy any more, I’m not entirely sure what is it that you can’t say,’ he said

‘The people who are meant to be the grown-ups and responsible for what they say, aren’t being responsible, so we have to be now,’ he said.

Adam is best known for hosting Australian TV show Spicks and Specks from 2005 to 2011, and The Last Leg in Britain.

The Last Leg is known for its political satire and social commentary, and often sees the hosts taking aim at conservative politicians and media figures like Piers Morgan, Donald Trump and Katie Hopkins. 

Repercussions: 'If you say it and you lose your audience, then you have probably said the wrong thing,' Adam said in an interview with News Corp

Repercussions: ‘If you say it and you lose your audience, then you have probably said the wrong thing,’ Adam said in an interview with News Corp

He’s now preparing to front a new 10-episode run of Spicks and Specks on the ABC.

Adam will be joined by former team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst in the reboot.

Sharing his excitement on Twitter last year, Adam wrote: ‘Some people made banana bread in lockdown, we made a new series of #SpicksAndSpecks. Coming to your Aussie screens in 2021.’ 

Watch your words: 'The people who are meant to be the grown-ups and responsible for what they say, aren't being responsible, so we have to be now,' he added

Watch your words: ‘The people who are meant to be the grown-ups and responsible for what they say, aren’t being responsible, so we have to be now,’ he added

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