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“We've received some backlash, and it's been pointed out that some of your humour is past the line in relations to our values as a venue and arts organization,” said a screenshot of an apparent email to Bankas from the venue's production and marketing coordinator.
A second venue in Halifax, N.S., also reportedly found Bankas' comedy to be too offensive for its audience.
“Due to an influx of negative feedback from the members of our community - we regret to inform you that we have to cancel your booking,” read another screen shot shared by the comedian. “As a community cultural centre, we have a responsibility to be cognizant of public feedback.”
Halifax I’m sorry but the woke hordes of blue haired childless blobs have sent a few emails and Alderney Hall had cancelled my Sep 16th show. Will have a new venue soon. pic.twitter.com/TdLUs0a0Qj— Ben Bankas (@BenBankas) July 26, 2023
Rebel News Mission Specialist David Menzies has reached out to the comedian for more details about the alleged cancellations. Stay tuned in the coming days for a video report on this story.