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The audience was left ‘uncomfortable’.

Hollywood star forced to end stand-up set early after transphobic and anti-vax jokes-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

SNL comedian Rob Schneider ‘immediately left the stage’ after being asked (Picture: Wirelmage)

Former Saturday Night Live comedian Rob Schneider was kicked out of a charity event after leaving the crowd ‘uncomfortable’ with a controversial set.

The 60-year-old actor – who has starred inThe Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow – performed at the Hospital of Regina Foundation’s Four Seasons Ball fundraiser in Canada earlier this week.

But the night ended abruptly after he made ‘unacceptable’ jokes that forced the Foundation to release an official apology to their disgruntled patrons.

In a statement to the CBC an attendee, Tynan Allan, shared that the jokes covered transphobic, misogynistic and anti-vax material, leaving the queer Black EDI worker ‘horrified’.

Tynan recounted: ‘Everyone in the room was groaning, saying, “What is going on?” Like whispering to themselves. Not a single laugh at times.

‘It was just very apparent how uncomfortable everyone felt and how unacceptable the things he was talking about were.’

Rob rose to fame on Saturday Nigth Live (Picture: NBC/Getty)

An official statement from the Foundation shared with the media said that Rob’s set did ‘not align’ with its values.

The apology read: ‘While we recognize that in a free and democratic society individuals are entitled to their views and opinions and that comedy is intended to be edgy, the content, positions and opinions expressed during Mr. Schneider’s set do not align with the values of our Foundation and team.

‘We do not condone, accept, endorse or share Mr. Schneider’s positions, as expressed during his comedy set and acknowledge that in this instance the performance did not meet the expectations of our audience and our team.’

According to their account of the evening, Rob was asked to end his set and he ‘immediately left the stage’ and an ‘unconditional apology’ was offered on the night to angered attendees.

According to local reports, Rob was also booed off stage.

He was originally asked to perform at the fundraiser in 2023 (Picture: Getty)

The screenstar became a well-known anti-vaxxer during the Covid pandemic. As far back as 2021 he urged his followers to ‘just say no’ to the vaccine, describing it as ‘unapproved experimental gene therapy’ in a social media post.

He has also controversially sided with comedians such as Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart in the past.

In 2019, he tweeted: ‘Free Louis C.K.! Jokes are words you f*****g moron c***s,’ after the disgraced comic was slammed for mocking the Parkland shooting.

During the same time, he backed Kevin after he was dropped as Oscars host due to resurfaced homophobic posts.

He has become progressively more conservative over his career (Picture: NBC/Getty)

‘Comics are the ones who are supposed to say the horrible things we all think but don’t,’ he said at the time after agreeing with Ellen DeGeneres’ defence of the comedian.

‘He’s been anti-vax throughout the pandemic and he’s said transphobic things for years,’ Tynan added to the CBC.

‘I understand that you’re raising money, that you sometimes need to draw a crowd, but it doesn’t take a lot to vet people and specifically to vet people from a values-based perspective.’

Rob rose to fame as a performer on Saturday Night Live between 1988 and 1994 where he played roles such as Tiny Elvis, Orgasm Guy and Richard Laymer. has reached out to Rob Schneider’s representative for comment.

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