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Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith believes she’ll fall victim to ‘silly’ cancel culture

Prue Leith is convinced she’ll be cancelled ‘because I said something’ (Picture: Channel 4)

Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith reckons she’ll one day be cancelled for something she’s said.

The 81-year-old baker, who is a judge on the Channel 4 programme alongside Paul Hollywood, was criticised last year by eating disorder charity Beat for joking about calories on the show.

Commenting on whether she thinks that she’ll one day be cancelled, Prue remarked: ‘It does sound like me. Being cancelled because I said something.’

In the past, Prue has often questioned whether bakes on the show are ‘worth the calories’ which has attracted controversy.

‘Well, I’ve had to stop doing it because everyone gets so upset and actually I think it’s all too ridiculous,’ she told MailOnline. ‘But I think the world will stop being silly.

‘The really good charity called Beat which is something about eating disorders, they say it’s fat-shaming and it makes people feel guilty about themselves which is obviously not what I mean.

Prue judges Bake Off alongside Paul Hollywood (Picture: Channel 4)

‘Of course, you don’t want to offend people and, of course, it’s important that overweight people don’t feel like that so I’ve stopped doing that but if you have any sense of humour, you’ll know that I didn’t mean to be… I’ve got to be tactful.’

Beat previously criticised Prue’s ‘triggering’ comments.

‘Mentions of calories can be triggering to people with or vulnerable to an eating disorder,’ Tom Quinn, the charity’s director of external affairs told The Telegraph.

‘So, talk of food being “worth the calories” is very unhelpful. We would strongly encourage Channel 4 to be conscious about the way food and exercise is discussed, for instance not mentioning calories or specific weights, in order to protect their audience.’

Prue isn’t the only celebrity to have criticised cancel culture in recent weeks.

Dynasty star Joan Collins slammed the idea for ‘closing down debates’ as she insisted it has made conversations ‘boring’.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour after being asked if her outspoken attitude made her ‘worry’ she would be cancelled, Joan replied: ‘Why should everyone think the same thing about everything?

‘It’s very boring, really.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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