The Insider reports:
In trying to make a point about “cancel culture,” actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried evoked “old time lynch mobs” in a promo that aired on Fox News Monday morning.
Gottfried, who lost his role as the Aflac duck after making tasteless jokes about Japanese people following the nation’s deadly 2011 earthquake, was being interviewed by Dan Bongino, a Fox News contributor and host of the new show “Canceled” on the Fox Nation streaming platform.
The promo chosen for Bongino’s show airing on “Fox & Friends” involved Gottfried comparing how he was “canceled” to Black people being hunted down and killed by mobs in the post-Civil War South.
Gilbert Gottfried: “The internet makes me feel sentimental about old time lynch mobs. At least lynch mobs they had to put their shoes on, go out, get their hands dirty, and deal with other people.”
Fox promo for Bongino’s new Fox Nation show on ‘cancel culture’
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