Dozens show up to protest comedy troupe’s show in Vancouver

People stand outside a gym in Vancouver on Sunday pushing against the booking of a comedy troupe known as the Danger Cats. The show was kept secret – for a spell – until word got out.

The trio has made headlines across the country after several shows were cancelled.

“This isn’t a joke, look at this,” said one of the people gathered to protest the show. “This is hate.”

The trio had t-shirts for sale with a smirking Robert Pickton. The pig farmer from outside Vancouver was convicted of killing six women – accused of killing many more.

The fact that he adorns any shirt isn’t sitting well with Lorelei Williams whose cousin, Tanya Holyk, was killed by Pickton.

“We cannot allow the genocidal violence against marginalized women and girls to become fodder for entertainment and are some sad attempts at humour,” she said. “These views perpetuate dangerous stereotypes and discrimination it was this very discrimination that allowed Pickton and his associates to prey upon these women for so long.”

Michelle Pineault’s daughter Stephanie Lane was just 20 years old when she was killed by Pickton. She found out about the “secret” location after she bought a ticket. When she tried to get inside – the police wouldn’t let her.

“Let her in,” the crowd shouted. “You only let white males and white women in? Is this an apartheid right now? Is the VPD [Vancouver Police Department] doing an apartheid right now? Whites only?”

Pineault was allowed in – but only to get a refund at the door.

APTN News reached out to the owner of the gym who said he didn’t know anything about the show.

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