HALIFAX – A group in Halifax is protesting planned performances from well-known stand-up comedian Daniel Tosh, saying his routine is misogynistic and “disgustingly transphobic”.
The group, which identifies as Halifax anarcho-feminists, put a sign over a billboard on Gottingen Street on Wednesday that read “Rape is no joke. Shut down Daniel Tosh.” Another sign was put up on the roof of the Rebecca Cohn auditorium at Dalhousie, where Tosh will be performing on June 11 and 12.
Tosh hosts Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, a show that highlights and mocks internet videos and pop culture.
In an email, the group said the university continues “to welcome misogyny on campus” and the signs were to express opposition to “the broader culture of patriarchy, misogyny and transphobia that [Dalhousie and Tosh] represent.”
Heather McGean, director of the Dalhousie Arts Centre, said in an email the school does not condone sexism or misogyny.
She noted that neither the university nor the Rebecca Cohn is presenting the show, and that the facility is rented to promoters and performers from across the country.
– With files from Natasha Pace, Global News
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