TalkTV opted not to re-air an interview with Graham Linehan in which he expressed anti-transphobic sentiments.
On Wednesday night, the Father Ted writer, 55, stumbled when questioned by Uncensored host Rosanna Lockwood, who was filling in for Piers Morgan.
The creator of The IT Crowd made stunning accusations regarding the trans community during the broadcast and repeatedly spoke over Rosanna.
Linehan increased his voice when Rosanna interfered to tell him he was straying from the topic of conversation, to which he shouted, ‘Don’t lecture me.’
After seeing the TalkTV show, trans TV personality and reporter India Willoughby stated on X, now known as Twitter, that the broadcaster “completely exposed” Linehan as a “filthy lunatic transphobe.”
Every weekday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Uncensored airs, followed by a rerun from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.
— India Willoughby (@IndiaWilloughby) August 17, 2023
However, Linehan’s interview was not repeated in the later slot and is not now available on YouTube, where most TalkTV broadcasts are streamed.
‘“Free speech” station TalkTV REMOVE Graham Linehan’s humiliating car-crash interview from their 11pm repeat,’ India remarked on social media.
After learning Linehan would be performing a stand-up act, Edinburgh Fringe venue Leith Arches stated earlier this week that it would no longer hold a Comedy Unleashed show.
I don’t know Rosanna Lockwood, but she seems too nice and genuine for TalkTV. Totally showing up Graham Linehan for what he is here. A filthy crazed transphobe. No doubt she’ll now become a target for the Gender Critical swarm
— India Willoughby (@IndiaWilloughby) August 16, 2023
Later, Linehan told TalkTV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer that he would explore ‘legal action’ against Leith Arches for cancelling the event.
Linehan was banned from Twitter in 2020 for breaching its abusive behaviour guidelines with comments on trans people, but was reinstalled with Donald Trump in Elon Musk’s takeover.
Linehan has previously linked trans children to “Nazi experimentation” and trans rights advocacy to “evil.”
Uncensored airs weekdays from 8pm on TalkTV.
Source My Celebrity Life.