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John Cleese faces backlash for saying ‘I’m not that interested in trans folks’

Actor John Cleese was met with swift backlash on social media after he tweeted Sunday he is “not that interested” in issues regarding transgender people given other problems facing the world. 

“I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans folks,” Cleese tweeted after one of his followers asked his thoughts on J.K. Rowling’s comments attacking the transgender community. “I just hope they’re happy and that people treat them kindly.” 

The “Monty Python” star pivoted to other issues: 

Cleese received hundreds of replies to his tweet, with users accusing him of insensitivity.

Rowling was hit with similar backlash in June after she questioned the transgender community for “erasing the concept of sex.”

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