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Johnny Depp says ‘no one safe’ from cancel culture as he accepts lifetime achievement award

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Nobody is safe from the “instant rush to judgment” handed out by today’s cancel culture, Hollywood star Johnny Depp said Wednesday at a Spanish film festival where he accepted a lifetime achievement award. Depp, who l...

Massive Attack cancel Liverpool gig to boycott arms fair at venue

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Massive Attack said it is “really disappointing” to cancel a Liverpool gig in order to boycott a venue where a major weapons fair is due to be held next month. Robert “3D” Del Naja, one of the Bristol band’s founding ...

Universities in England favour cancel culture over quality, says Williamson

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Gavin Williamson has accused some universities of being more interested in “cancelling national heroes” and bureaucracy than improving the lives of students and staff, telling vice-chancellors it risks undermining pub...

HGV driver shortages could ‘cancel’ Christmas, warns Iceland boss

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The UK government must allow retailers to recruit HGV drivers from abroad to avoid a supply chain crisis that could ruin Christmas, a senior supermarket chain boss has warned. Richard Walker, Iceland’s managing direct...

Cancel Me: John Cleese to present Channel 4 show on ‘woke’ thought

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John Cleese will take on the topic of “cancel culture” in a forthcoming television series for the UK’s Channel 4. The new documentary will reportedly explore “why a new ‘woke’ generation is trying to rewrite the rules...

Cancel culture killing comedy? What a joke

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Is cancel culture destroying comedy? A lot of comedians seem to think so. John Cleese has fretted that “wokeness” will “stifle creativity”. Chris Rock attributed all the “unfunny TV shows” he sees to the fact that “ev...

Manchester United cancel Preston friendly due to suspected Covid cases

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Manchester United have cancelled their pre-season friendly with Preston on Saturday after a number of suspected coronavirus cases in their camp. United were due to travel to Deepdale at the weekend to continue their p...

Cancel culture claimed Chrissy Teigen. Is this a pandemic backlash against celebrity?

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If you live by the sword you tend to die by the sword. The same is true of social media – just ask Chrissy Teigen. Over the past decade, the model and cookbook author has risen to dizzying levels of fame by virtue of ...

‘You can’t cancel Pride’: the fight for LGBTQ+ rights amid the pandemic

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This month, for the second year in a row, there will be no Pride parade in San Francisco, arguably the city most laden with history and symbolism for the LGBTQ+ community. It is a decision Fred Lopez, who took over as...

‘If publishers become afraid, we’re in trouble’: publishing’s cancel culture debate boils over

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In die 1960's, Simon & Schuster’s co-founder Max Schuster was facing a dilemma. Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and armaments minister, had written a memoir providing new insights into the workings of Nazi l...

Both left and right practise ‘cancel culture’. Both should stop

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A Tory MP demands that the comedian Alexei Sayle be dropped from Desert Island Discs for his supposed antisemitism. With the hashtag #KaufmannOut, students at London’s Birkbeck College demand an “investigation” into l...

Trainer: Kentucky Derby winner faces disqualification due to ‘cancel culture’

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Bob Baffert, whose horse faces disqualification from the Kentucky Derby after a failed drugs test, has blamed the situation on “cancel culture”. Medina Spirit won this month’s Derby by half a length at Churchill Downs...

NSW government pays Shenhua $100m to cancel coalmine project

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The NSW government will pay Chinese-owned mining company Shenhua $100m to withdraw from its Watermark coalmine project on the Liverpool Plains, ending a 13-year battle with the region’s farmers. The deputy premier and...

Isle of Wight festival moves to September as Download and Primavera cancel

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Plans for the summer’s music season remain in flux, with Isle of Wight festival moving to a new September date, while metal festival Download and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound have cancelled their June 2021 gebeure. Die ...