Comedian's tour cancelled for stating 'men can't get pregnant'

A stand-up comedian has postponed a UK tour after venues cancelled his bookings for claiming men cannot get pregnant.

Raurie Williams, who goes by the name NoHun, was criticised for "harassing" drag queen Bailey Mills and his partner, a biological woman who identifies as a man, after they announced they were expecting a baby.

Mills responded with an Instagram post accusing Williams of "transphobia" for "commenting on every single one of my boyfriend’s posts giving him hate," urging his followers to report Williams.

Mills also posted a video on TikTok in which he said: "I was out last night and I got a message from my boyfriend and he was being harassed by NoHun, commenting on all his posts saying ‘Men can’t get pregnant’.

"As some of you may or may not know, me and my partner are having a baby. My partner is trans. I used to think Williams was really hilarious but a lot of his videos started to become very bullying and he’s meant to be a comedian."

Williams later revealed some of his tour venues had contacted him to say his bookings were cancelled, describing their actions as "another nail in the coffin for free speech and self expression".

Blaming "a minority group of freaks and weirdos," he said: "Unfortunately, some of these venues do not have a backbone and have pandered to these beings.

"Everyone is in fear of saying anything against trans people for fear of getting cancelled. I am not one of those people."

Williams, who describes himself as a social media influencer, posts videos on TikTok and Instagram to nearly a million followers.

He has previously courted controversy by describing singer Sam Smith as looking like "he is having a stroke" and in a separate video asking people not to associate him and "other gay men" with "this madness".