‘Father Ted’ Creator Challenges Trans Lobby, Insists ‘Women Are Real’

Graham Linehan, the canceled co-creator of Father Tedonce again challenged the trans lobby by insisting that “women are real”.

The co-creator of a hit TV comedy Father Ted once again doubled down on his challenge to the trans lobby, insisting in an interview that “women are real”.

Linehan has come under extreme pressure from extremist trans activists in the past, with the comedian saying he has been visited by British police on several occasions following reports of people he describes as ‘trolls’ .

However, despite the Irish saying that the trans lobby “took everything from him” in an interview with the BBC, he doubled down on his positions.

“The one thing about this that keeps me going is that I know I’m right,” Linehan said of the harassment he faced.

“When you open a newspaper and see the words used…about sex offenders who suddenly decided they were women, and the word[s] ‘his penis’ pops up…every time I see something like that, I just think right, I’m right, and everyone else is wrong,” he explained.

“[I]In this particular case, I have to say that sex matters, women are real, women’s language matters, women need words like women to describe themselves – those are just the basics.

Linehan has been on both sides of the fence when it comes to cancel culture, having applauded the hate speech prosecution of Scottish comedian Markus Meechan – better known as Count Dankula – for being “grossly offensive”.

However, the Father Ted The creator has since had something of a Pauline conversion, having come under social and legal pressure over his own comments on the trans issue.

On the Dankula case, Linehan has apologized for his actions against the Scotsman, and is now expressing the need for comedians to be protected from cancellation.

“Every comedian is living in some sort of permanent state of blackmail right now,” he said. noted. “Every comedian knows that if they step on the wrong side of a particular line…you will be destroyed.”

“I believe…we’ll look back at that time and go ‘how did we get so crazy?'” he predicted.

However, while Linehan is adamant that comedians should be protected and women should be recognized as women, others – particularly in the UK – struggle with this concept.

More recently, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, was caught in an incredible position during an interview on Thursday, in which he bluntly refused to define the term ‘woman’, dismissing the issue by saying that he was backing what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the day before.

“I thought the Prime Minister answered that brilliantly during Prime Minister’s Question Time… what a woman?”.

When pushed on the matter, he repeatedly refused to give his views in his own words, and when asked what Johnson said he agreed with, he admitted that he did not remember exactly what the Prime Minister had said.
“I don’t remember,” said the Conservative Party politician, stuttering, but repeated all the same that he “thought [Johnson] put it very well.


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