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Subj: Re: Capt. Jack Cancelled?
Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 at 02:45:03 am GMT (Viewed 197 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Capt. Jack Cancelled?
Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 at 10:26:54 pm GMT (Viewed 176 times)


      Ah. That 'Barrowman is immune' is something that was mentioned time and time again. Tweet after tweet with variations on 'Let's see just how meaningful the #metoo movement is. Let's see if they go after an actor who's gay, and an actor who's black'.


        The politically correct BBC are certainly not going to want that kind of pressure.

      I should make it clear that I would see Barrowman immune to a lot of things, but not everything.
      The substance, the momentum, isn't there to 'cancel' John Barrowman. With Noel Clarke the charges are more serious and with a lot of people (women) coming forward to directly accuse him of inappropriate behaviour. Whether he actually did anything that crossed the law is up to the police to decide, but if he didn't break the law, if the charges end up not having much real substance to them, then he should be allowed to get back to work and on with his life. "Should". The reality is he may be finished in the UK as a respected force, and so be forced to look elsewhere for work.....

On Clarke: It's now up to 26 women, and some of the allegations are quite serious.

UPDATE: it's now 27 women.

On Barrowman: Cancel culture is an unforgiving and un-nuanced beast. Hartley Sawyer was cancelled for some mildly offensive jokes he'd made over a decade earlier. And he's far from being alone.

The will to cancel Barrowman may not appear to be there now, but the vehemence and outrage in many of the tweets I read from groups and individuals suggest otherwise. I'd imagine that complaints have already been arriving at the BBC since the news broke. And these things have a way of escalating quickly. All it takes is for one or two women who were offended by his behaviour to make official complaints, and the BBC will be compelled to act (Assuming they haven't already).

But even without official complaints, I suspect that there'll be a torrent of social media outrage and damning articles in the press if the BBC announce new episodes starring him.

    Series 13 on the other hand, well it looks like it is intended as an autumn transmission again. In the same timeslot too I would think. And all things considered I don't see the ratings improving any. If anything this season is probobly going to scrape the bottom and we may well see 3m or less by the time it ends... people have made their minds up and there isn't anything I can see that will change their views.

The viewing figures are certainly going to make interesting reading this year.

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