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Anti-Cancel Culture Event Gets Cancelled

Anti-Cancel Culture Event Gets Cancelled

The likes of Nigel Farage and Lawrence Fox were due to speak at the event.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

An anti-cancel culture event planned for the UK had to be cancelled because there weren't enough tickets sold.

The conference boasted a pretty big line-up of people who have rallied against the notion of cancel culture, including former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, former London mayoral candidate Laurence Fox, former US housing secretary Ben Carson and former aide Jason Miller.

It was touted as a 'celebration of the intellectual rebellion against the status quo' and was all set to take place at London's O2 Indigo venue.

That location can hold up to 3,000 people and organisers were hoping every seat would be filled with supporters of the anti-cancel culture movement.

But with just several days before the conference was meant to kick off, they've had to pull the plug.

According to The Spectator, only 400 tickets were sold.


The Counter Conference event was being promoted on GETTR, which is Miller's alternative to Twitter, however a spokesperson for the site said it would be 'impossible' to have some of the guests because of travel restrictions.

"They can't stop Counter Conference, they can only hope to slow us down. But fear not, we'll be back this spring bigger and better than ever!" the spokesperson said to The Spectator.

The new travel rules would have required Americans Miller and Carson to self-isolate until they get their coronavirus test results back on day two.

The organisers added: "Due to the UK's newly-mandated travel restrictions, we regret to announce that the Counter Conference event that was to be held on the 8th December at Indigo at The O2 has been cancelled."

They also hit out against the venue's rules about needing a coronavirus vaccine passport to enter, according to The National.

Laurence Fox appeared to be undeterred by the event's cancelation and exclaimed how a new event will be 'held in the coming months bigger than ever'.

The actor recently remarked how he must have been 'uncancelled' by society after landing the lead role in a movie about Joe Biden's son Hunter.

He wrote on Twitter: "I am so pleased to have been temporarily un-cancelled and asked to don my acting shoes once again to play #HunterBiden.

"It is in no way a source of great pleasure to me that filmmakers are fighting back against the woke lecture that is modern drama."

Fox thought he was 'cancelled' in September last year by actor Rebecca Front because he used the phrase 'All Lives Matter' in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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