"I'm afraid I'm not that interested in trans people."

“I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans people.”

John Cleese has re-sparked outrage on social media, adding new anti-trans comments to his support for JK Rowling.

“I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans people,” the Monty Python star responded to a question about his support for the Harry Potter writer and her controversial stance on trans people. “I just hope they are happy and that people are treating them kindly. Right now I’m focusing more on threats to democracy in America, rampant corruption in Britain, the appalling British press, the revelations of police brutality …”

I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans people

I just hope that they are happy and that people treat them kindly

Right now I’m focusing more on the threats to democracy in America, the rampant corruption in Britain, the appalling British press, the police brutality revelations … https://t.co/y6l33FBQNL

– John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 22, 2020

A previous tweet asked Cleese, “Why the hell can’t you just let people be who they want to be?” He replied, “Deep down, I want to be a Cambodian policewoman. Is that allowed or am I unrealistic?”

The British actor also made a “woke joke” that made fans wonder if it was finally time to cancel. While others responded by following his example.

“Woke up wit,” he wrote. “A production of ‘Macbeth’ can be canceled because the man in the lead revealed that he has never killed anyone. Convicted murderers are now wanted. Otherwise, they will have to stage Chekhov’s three sisters who are Inuit, Thai and Samoan will.”

The story goes on

Personally, I’m tired of World War II films with non-Nazi actors playing Nazis. Embarrassingly underrepresented in Hollywood.

– Aidan (@LegitCake) November 22, 2020

Another commenter asks if his opinion on the matter has anything to do with having a “superficial understanding of”.

“Yes, my understanding is superficial,” he said. “One thing, when a woman who was once a man goes up against women who have always been women, I think she has an advantage because she inherited the body of a man who is usually bigger and stronger than one Mrs. Does that prove phobia? “”

Yes, my understanding is superficial

One thing: when a woman who was once a man goes up against women who have always been women, I think she has an advantage because she inherited the body of a man who is usually bigger and stronger than a woman’s

Does that prove phobia? https://t.co/8x2H9zvstd

– John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 22, 2020

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