John Cleese Hits Peak Trans And We Are Alive To See It

Comedy legend lends comedy

Actor John Cleese has officially emerged as a terrible TERF in the last 24 hours. Strangely, he has yet to suffer anything like the regular level of cancellation accorded to gender wrongthinkers. What could explain it?

Cleese, who became famous as a member of the Monty Python group and played Sir Lancelot in their best film, recently hinted at possible political incorrectness and began tweeting about over-sensitivity this week.

The gender lobby failed to act in time, and now it is too late.

In the last day, Cleese has begun voicing the questions that people ask themselves in the process of reaching peak trans.

And when someone like Cleese asks these sorts of question aloud, it is because he has already thought them through quite a bit.

For example, there is the “spousal veto” issue, a lovely linguistic inversion by which middle aged British men in gender crisis claim to be oppressed if their wives do not want to remain married to them as they transition.

Then he returned to the problem of free speech in an age of click-driven hypersensitivity.

Then Cleese began to retweet gender critical voices, an astonishing step away from the reigning orthodoxy, to point out the absurdities and casual homophobia inherent in gender ideology.

He took note of Merriam-Webster’s amazing decision to define “homosexual” as controversial. Now that sexual preference has been replaced by “gender preference,” we are only allowed to be attracted to each other’s performance of sexist stereotypes — an inversion so ridiculous that Cleese would reject it as a sketch.

If Cleese suffers nowhere near the same opprobrium as JK Rowling, it is in part because he is precisely the wrong kind of person to boo. Tell him to “fuck off,” and he will tell you right back what to do with yourself and make it sound like it was your own idea.

Of course, sex is a factor, too, but that did not stop people going after Graham Linehan. I think the gender gendarmerie has just not quite figured out what to do about him yet.

There just aren’t many good attack surfaces. It was difficult enough to whip up unreasoning hate against the author of Harry Potter; no doubt the prospect of trying to cancel Cleese is an even more daunting one for the editors of Pink News.

After all, the man has a master talent for saying things that just sound entirely too reasonable, and the last thing they want is to make him get louder.

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Former progressive activist declared heretic by his former movement for refusing to believe that "woman" is a costume or a feeling and recognizing male pattern behavior as male even when it wears lipstick and high heels. Just because you hate something I say does not make it hate speech.
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justguessing

Just guessing, but perhaps TRAs were slow to crucify Cleese because they are too many degrees of separation away from people with an actual sense of humour. Looking forward to his responses to threats of ‘lady dick’ etc.

TaliCat

I will pay Cleese to respond to lady dick.

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Daniela Despina

thanks for standing for us in the witch hunt…

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