Comedian Paul Currie allegedly verbally abused Jewish audience members who objected to a Palestinian flag during his show at the Soho Theatre in London, leading to his ban from the venue.
Why it matters
The incident highlights the tension and sensitivity surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict, and the impact it has on Jewish communities in London. It also raises questions about freedom of expression and the responsibility of performers to create a safe and inclusive environment for all audience members.
What the papers say
The Guardian reports the theatre's decision to ban Paul Currie and the allegations of verbal abuse, while The Times provides details of the incident and the theatre's apology. BBC News and The Times of Israel also cover the incident, providing perspectives from the Jewish audience members and the theatre's response.
How we got here
The incident occurred during a performance by comedian Paul Currie at the Soho Theatre in London, where he allegedly displayed a Palestinian flag and verbally abused Jewish audience members who objected.
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