Dawn French blasts cancel culture and has insisted she would "die on a hill for edgy young comics".

Dawn French is concerned about cancel culture

Dawn French is concerned about cancel culture

The 64-year-old comedian - who made her name alongside Jennifer Saunders in classic BBC sketch show ‘French and Saunders’ and later starred in 'The Vicar of Dibley' - said “policing people’s humour” will lead society "to hell".

She told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: “I am really, really frightened for young people who are starting to do comedy because comedy is on the edge. That’s the point of it.

“If you start policing people’s humour, I don’t know where that leads us. Well, I do know. It leads us to hell.

“The fun is where it’s a little bit dangerous and a little bit naughty. It’s mischief.”

The ‘Vicar of Dibley’ star admitted that she may not always agree with certain jokes made by current comics, but she supports their right in freedom to be able do so.

She added: “There are people in the comedy world who are a bit cruel and I don’t enjoy those jokes as much.

“I go, ‘Ooh, that hurts’. But I would die on the hill for them to have the freedom to do that.

“If we start cancelling all the edges, we are going to come to a big cotton ball of mush in the middle.”

The ‘Harry Potter’ actress - who played the The Fat Lady in the big screen franchise - opened up about the current struggles she has finding someone to talk to about issues in the modern world.

Dawn said: “There’s no hatred in me, I hope. But there are things that I get wrong just because I’m this age and this is how I’m used to speaking. This is the language I’ve learnt.

"However liberal I think it is, it’s out of date. I have an awful lot to learn about the trans community. I don’t know the language properly, I’m saying clumsy stuff, I need to learn from younger people.

“I’ve got to be open. But as long as there’s debate and conversation and no hate in the room, then I think we’ve got to have the teething problems that brings.”