An SU spokesperson said:
“The Goldsmiths comedy society is a small volunteer led group. They made this decision independently from the Union and we support their right to decide who plays their gigs.
Goldsmiths Students’ Union is a diverse and politically active organisation where you’ll find a variety of people and opinions. We’re proud of this reputation and saddened that a decision taken in good faith has been taken out of a great deal of context."
The Comedy Society President said:
“Despite many complaints from students about the content of Kate’s act in the past we were planning to go ahead with the gig until Kate told me 24 hours before that there was likely to be a picket with lots of students and non students outside the venue. I couldn’t verify this. Up to this point we had only sold 8 tickets so I decided to pull the plug.”
Goldsmiths Feminist Society said:
"Goldsmiths Feminist Society did not no platform Kate Smurthwaite and had nothing to do with the decision to cancel the show."
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