'It's like a virus' Succession star Brian Cox hits out at 'fascist' cancel culture

Brian Cox, who portrays tyrant media mogul Logan Roy in the hit Sky drama Succession, was invited on to the latest instalment of Piers Morgan’s TalkTV programme. Piers revealed he admired the 75-year-old actor for not being afraid to speak his mind and probed the Scotsman about society’s cancel culture mentality. Brian frankly told viewers he found the “whole thing completely hypocritical”. 

Piers began: “The great thing about you is that you have reached an age, you are in your seventies, and you don’t care anymore about saying what you think about things. 

“You have talked about how when you were younger you would [think about] your words, but now you don’t care. 

“We are in a very odd place in society with this cancel culture mentality, where people are walking on eggshells, terrified of expressing opinions because they are getting fired, and getting shamed and abused, and so on.

“What do you make of where society is going and what do we do about it?”

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Brian went on to tell TalkTV viewers he found cancel culture “appaling”.

He later explained how stunned he was when Harry Potter author JK Rowling was exposed to death threats following her remarks surrounding transgender issues and the definition of women.

Piers branded the treatment of the author a “disgrace” amid the backlash she is facing for airing her views on sex and gender.

“I couldn’t understand that whole thing at all,” Brian added. 

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