Polish ‘homophobic’ comedian Wojciech Cejrowski was set to appear at the Radisson Dublin Airport tonight, September 6, for a ‘family-friendly’ stand-up comedy performance which concerns stories about his travels in Mexico.
Cejrowki, who has incited violence against the LGBT+ community and equated gay people to paedophiles in the past, has previously had shows in Galway, Belfast and Cork cancelled following protests.
Once the hotel was made aware of the Polish comedian and his problematic history and the petition to cancel the Dublin show, the Radisson Dublin Airport quickly cancelled the booking.
The change.org petition, which received almost 300 signatures, says that “Mr Cejrowski’s career has been built on inciting hatred and violence against those who identify as LGBT and making defamatory comments about Women’s rights and Islam.
“Furthermore, we condemn the abuse which has been directed to our friends and colleagues from the Polish Community who have since spoken out against Mr Cejrowski. There is no place for hate speech in our community.”
In a statement released to GCN following the cancellation, the Raddison Blu Dublin Airport said: “This event is no longer being held in our hotel due to offensive content which goes against our viewpoint as a hotel. As we were not aware of this at time of booking, we apologize for any offense caused. Thank you for your feedback.”
This event is no longer being held in our hotel due to offensive content which goes against our viewpoint as a hotel. As we were not aware of this at time of booking we apologize for any offense caused. Thank you for your feedback.
— RadissonBluDublinAir (@RadissonBLUDubA) September 5, 2019
After the Raddison Blu Dublin Airport’s cancelled, the event organisers sent ticket holders and email with information about a new secret venue.
Just a couple of hours ago, it was confirmed that the Finnstown Castle Hotel Dublin would be the new host of Cejrowski’s event.
GCN reached out to the hotel and informed them of the Polish comedian’s history of homophobic comments. The Finnstown Castle Hotel Dublin quickly got in touch with us to confirm the event was cancelled.
They explained they were unaware of Cejrowski’s contentious nature and the event’s booking was made directly through the event organisers.
A spokesperson for the Finnstown Castle Hotel Dublin told us: “Once GCN made us aware of the performer’s history, we immediately made the decision to cancel the event.”
With no set venue and only a few hours before the show, it remains to be seen if Cejrowski’s will be able to perform.
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