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Rupert Everett calls 'cancel culture judgemental and vindictive'

Rupert Everett has called cancel culture "judgemental and vindictive" during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, the author, actor and director said: “I find the whole woke system a little bit humourless, I don’t think it has much perspective. It’s judgemental and vindictive and it doesn’t have any human sympathy to it. I feel that just to be cancelled is like being in the Stasi. It’s like being in East Germany. I don’t think that’s part of democracy. I think we are all allowed, or should be allowed, to be who we are as much as possible provided we are not doing anyone else any harm."

"Sometimes we are making the opinions of these people and they don’t really have them and that’s also really scary, I think," he added.

Sharing his thoughts about the US election, Rupert commented: "It’s been a week on tenterhooks and it’s left everybody very raw and nervous, but I’m thrilled. At first, I thought it’s not going to work out for Biden in a very dramatic way but as the week went on it got better and better.

"I think Trump is essentially an unacceptable person to be the President of the United States for many reasons. I think it’s great there is a new era. It will have a knock-on effect everywhere and maybe we will get rid of Doris [Boris] sometime soon!”

Piers also thanked Rupert for the lovely bouquet of flowers following the recording of Life Stories.

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