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British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson is the youngest celebrity to criticize the so-called cancel culture

During an extensive interview with Radio Times, Atkinson, best known for his satirical “Mr. Bean’s “character said abandoning culture undermined free speech and made him anxious about the future

“It is important that we be exposed to a wide range of opinions, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to be burned,” he said so is scary for anyone who is a victim of this mob and it fills me with fear of the future “

Atkinson in his role as Mr. Bean

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The 66-year-old actor, also known for his role in the satirical “Johnny English” films as well as his longstanding collaboration with writer Richard Curtis, made social media companies and their algorithms for creating a binary file responsible and toxic environment online

“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ultimately leads to a simplified, binary view of society,” he said. “There will be a case that you either have us or are against us And if you are against us, you deserve to be canceled “

Atkinson has a history of protecting the public’s right to freedom of expression and for many years fought against laws that made it a criminal offense in the UK to incite religious hatred during a video in 2012 he said that people must have the “right to insult or offend” “

In the same interview with Radio Times, Atkinson also announced that he was his classic Mr. Bean roll “I don’t really like playing it The weight of responsibility is not comfortable I find it stressful and exhausting and I look forward to the end”

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