ENGLAND — Speaking with Radio Times earlier this week, Rowan Atkinson, the man most known for his role as the famous mute guy, ‘Mr. Bean,’ had a LOT to say about the idea of cancel culture.
“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society. It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘canceled,’” said Atkinson, which is shocking, because we are so used to hearing him say absolutely nothing at all. Because, once again, he plays a famous mute guy.
But Mr. Bean didn’t stop there! He kept going off!
“It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn,” Atkinson added. “So it is scary for anyone who’s a victim of that mob and it fills me with fear about the future.”
Well, this just isn’t good. Not good at all.
We don’t like Mr. Bean being serious because we’re so used to seeing him be silly and act a fool! Like in this moving photograph here:
And even here:
You goofball! What in the world is that bib for!
Maybe you wouldn’t be so scared about the future if you took life a little bit more seriously and weren’t constantly doing pranks with all sorts of household materials and making funny faces.
Stop it now! You hear us? We said “stop it, Bean.” At once.
Also, it’s about time you play a character who can speak a language. You’re a fifty year old man! Time to stop acting like a baby and get down to business.