Mr. Bean’s interpreter felt it was important to be “exposed to a wide range of opinions”.
He attacked the “cancel culture”. This tendency of the extreme left to want to censor, trample or quite simply erase culture and history, would not therefore be unanimous. Rowan Atkinson – known for his portrayal of Mr. Bean and famous British agent Johnny English – didn’t mince his words. He gave an interview to Radio Times, which Deadline echoes this Tuesday, January 5. The actor compared cancel culture to ” the digital equivalent of the medieval horde roaming the streets in search of someone to burn “. Thereby, ” it’s scary for anyone, who would be a victim of this horde, and it worries me for the future ».
“A simplistic, binary vision of society”
Also with Radio Times, he developed: “ The problem you have on the Internet is that an algorithm decides what you want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society. It becomes ‘you are with us or you are against us’. “Rowan Atkinson then made a sad observation:” And if ‘you are against us, you deserve to be canceled’. “However, for the British actor, he is” important to be exposed to a wide range of opinions ».
This is not the first time Rowan Atkinson has given his point of view on the company. Last August, the actor had reservations on the bill to condemn blasphemy in Scotland. In a letter, he feared the move could lead to increased prosecutions for those who express controversial views, liable to a maximum prison term of seven years, and thus affect freedom of expression. Other artists spoke out against this bill in this letter.