The 76-year-old comedian, real name Royston Vasey, was scheduled to perform in the city on January 22, but the show was pulled from the town hall calendar following complaints about the nature of the comic book material.
Announcing the decision to cancel the concert, Sheffield City Trust Managing Director Andrew Snelling said “we do not believe this show reflects the values of Sheffield City Trust”.
He added: “We understand that some people will be disappointed with our decision, but we must live up to the standards and values that we promote and expect at our sites.”
A petition opposing the removal of the show has been signed by more than 23,000 people.
And on Friday September 10, a demonstration is due to be held outside Sheffield Town Hall to oppose the decision.
Haley Madden, who set up the petition, posted details of the protest online.
She said: “On September 10 at 10 am I was informed of the start of a protest outside Sheffield Town Hall.
“I will also be present with the organizers.
“Anyone who can attend is also welcome, the more Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown fans, the happier they are.
“The organizers and I hope to see you there, let’s do it for Chubby.”
The comedian posted on Facebook his “disappointment and sadness” at the decision to cut his show.
He said: “At first I had a feeling of anger and disbelief, but on reflection now I just feel disappointment and sadness over the decision and the way things are going in. general.
“For the people in the trusts / boards who are making these decisions, all I can say is that you have been elected to your positions by your local communities to act on behalf of the people and with their best interests at heart, not to use your position to force your own private views / opinions and decide what people can and cannot do or can and cannot watch. It is surely for people to decide who voted you. “
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This notice was published: 2021-09-06 06:17:57