Rowan Atkinson, best known for his character Mr. Bean, is completely convinced that humor should have no limits and defends his case.
Rowan Atkinson is famously recognized throughout the world for his role as mr bean, that clumsy subject with great facial expressiveness who managed to get smiles from adults and children alike with an innocent and healthy humor that is far from being politically incorrect or mistreatment. However, the comedian’s thoughts are not a reflection of his professional career.
In times where Will Smith took to the stage of Oscar awards to slap Chris Rock because the comedian made a joke in bad taste about Jada Pinkett Smiththe theme of humor and limits was highlighted, and it is important to know the opinion of a face that aroused smiles in more than a generation thanks to roles such as mr bean or the agent Johnny English.
The opinion of an experienced
Talking with Irish Times, Rowan Atkinson express: “I think you have to be very careful about what you can make jokes about. Do you always make jokes about powerful people? Really? What if there is someone who is extremely conceited, arrogant, aggressive, self-satisfied, who is below society? Not everyone is in the houses of parliament or in the monarchies”the actor pointed out.
“There are many extremely conceited and self-satisfied people in what would be considered the lowest in society, who also deserve to be singled out. In a free and proper society, you should be allowed to make jokes about absolutely anything.”acknowledged Atkinson about the current controversy where political correctness is beating unprejudiced humor with the “cancel culture”.
the actor of mr bean had time to analyze the role of the Internet in this regard: “He is terribly young. In terms of the history of man, he has been around for a very short time and we are still adapting. Here in this country we have something called the Online Safety Bill, which may soon reach the Houses of Parliament.”However, the comedian wondered if that law is not coming a little late, although we are still learning to live with all these developments.