Campaign For Roy Chubby Brown To Perform After Gig Cancelled

Campaign For Roy Chubby Brown To Perform After Gig Cancelled

A campaign has been growing in support of controversial comic Roy Chubby Brown performing following the news that a planned gig in Sheffield has been cancelled.

Following complaints from a number of people, Sheffield City Trust decided to remove Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown’s show from the City Hall’s programme of upcoming events.

A statement from Chief executive of Sheffield City Trust, Andrew Snelling, said: "We have decided to remove the rescheduled show by comedian Roy Chubby Brown at Sheffield City Hall on January 29, 2022.

“We don’t believe this show reflects Sheffield City Trust values, particularly our ambition that our leisure, culture and entertainment venues are inclusive for all in Sheffield."

The controversial 76-year-old comic commented as a petition was launched to get his act reinstated.

On his Facebook page Brown, real name Royston Vasey, wrote:

"Hi all, you may have heard by now that the Sheffield city trust/council have banned me from appearing at the City Hall Sheffield in January 2022 due to the nature of my show, so I just wanted to put my view on the record …

At first I had a sense of anger and disbelief, but on reflection I now feel just disappointment and sadness with the decision and the way things are going generally.
 
I have been performing at the City Hall annually for the last 30+ years and have always had great nights there and a wonderful working relationship with the management and staff at the City Hall, and my fans have always come along and supported me in their thousands through the years.
 
Now in these strange times of snowflakes and political correctness it has been decided that I am no longer welcome.
 
Why Now! is my question, WHY NOW! is my show unsuitable after 30 years at the City Hall??
 
Nothing has changed, the show is performed behind closed doors, and it clearly states on all advertising that IF EASILY OFFENDED! PLEASE STAY AWAY!We don’t allow children in! It is strictly 18+ and people who come to the show know exactly what they are coming for…. A GOOD LAUGH!
it’s an act with one sole purpose, and that is to put a smile on people’s faces, certainly not to offend, which I’m sure all will agree is much needed in these present times.
I understand the content of my show isn’t to everyone’s taste, and hand on heart I totally respect that, so as the posters and advertising clearly states..
IF EASILY OFFENDED, PLEASE STAY AWAY!
 
That quite simply means don’t buy a ticket to see me if the show is not for you! It’s not difficult!"
I dont buy tickets for things which aren’t my cup of tea, but I certainly don’t demonstrate to get them cancelled, and spoil things for people who do want to see it! You have a choice!!
But the show obviously does appeal to thousands of people or I wouldn’t have had to put pen to paper to write this.. as Chubby Brown wouldn’t exsist if no one came to see him, and I’ve been going for 50 years …..??!!!
Love Roy (THE COMEDIAN!!!)"
 
The petition is aiming to get 25,000 signatures and currently 23,880 people have signed it. The petition is here: https://www.change.org/p/chief-executive-of-sheffield-city-trust-andrew-...

Buy Roy Chubby Brown on DVD here: https://tinyurl.com/vwswrjnv

 

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