Another Garrison Keillor event is canceled in Minnesota

He was due to perform at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth.
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Garrison Keillor has seen another planned appearance in Minnesota canceled after once again attracting backlash.

The former Prairie Home Companion host was due to perform at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Apr. 16, but it was reported by FOX 21 that it had been canceled by his booking agency "due to unforeseen circumstances."

The listing for the show, "Garrison Keillor: Stories, Songs, Poetry, Humor," has been removed from the theatre's website and Facebook page.

The theatre had faced backlash for hosting Keillor, who was fired by Minnesota Public Radio in 2017 amid allegations of inappropriate behavior made by a former co-worker.

There had been planned protests of the venue, with the Feminist Justice League and other women's groups organizing a sidewalk picket outside the theater, which was scheduled for this Friday but has subsequently been canceled now Keillor's show won't go ahead.

A petition was also launched ahead of the event, calling for it to be canceled. It had accumulated 192 signatures.

The NorShor had previously defended its decision to host Keillor, noting that it's a public venue available for rental by promoters and booking companies, and it has an "obligation to allow rental to a variety of entertainers."

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The cancelation comes after another Keillor appearance, at a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Minneapolis, was shelved after attracting similar criticism on social media.

He told the Star Tribune he had said it should be canceled because of the social media reaction, saying that he didn't want "damage to come to a fragile organization.”

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