Jack Whitehall Fears Past Jokes Will ‘Get Him Cancelled’

Jack Whitehall has said he fears that past jokes will 'get him cancelled' one day.  
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Jack Whitehall has said he fears that past jokes will ‘get him cancelled’ one day.  

The 33-year-old told The Sun that previous remarks he’s made are ‘worthy’ of him getting slammed.

He explained: “I feel like I’ve definitely said jokes in the past that would be worthy of cancellation.

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“I guess it’s how you weather that storm if it does ever come up.

“I’ve had it, sort of, occur a few times and I think, maybe, people are a little better now.”

He continued: “We’ve had a few of these ridiculous cancellations of people because of historic jokes that – especially with a comedian because it was told in jest and the context of it was only ever intended as a joke – that you do tend to get away with it a little bit more.

“More so than you might with a tweet or a comment in an interview.”

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Whitehall’s concerns come after he’s been replaced by comedian Mo Gilligan at the first-ever gender-neutral BRITs

For the past four years, he’s hosted the ceremony. However, his replacement was announced alongside the following statement about the change in categories.

It reads: “New for BRITs 2022: Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year – celebrating artists solely for their music, The BRITs have committed to making the show more inclusive.

“Four new fan-voted genre awards – Alternative/Rock act, Pop/R&B act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap act and Dance act – this year fans have more power than ever as we bring back the vote, while The BRITs shines a light across a diverse range of genres.” 

Maya Jama and Clara Amfo will also take on presenting duties over on the red carpet. 

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Written by Aimee Walker

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