Talk to any woke activist and they’ll tell you Cancel Culture exists to forge a kinder, gentler society.
We need to be better, more inclusive, and erase the flaws that have kept marginalized people down for decades. That means holding Hollywood stars accountable for their actions if need be.
They have a funny way of showing it.
The latest proof comes at the expense of a strong, empowered actress whose thought crime was speaking out of turn.
Team Disney fired Gina Carano this week from its signature series, “The Mandalorian” for a Tweet comparing our divided age to Nazi Germany. She also got released from by her agency, UTA.
Her message comes after four-plus years of liberal celebrities making far more egregious Hitler analogies against President Donald Trump without a single career repercussion.
Confused? Just wait.
Cancel Culture came for Roseanne Barr following one racially charged Tweet, and her career vanished despite her swift and unqualified apology. She lost her signature TV show in 2018, had her character killed off in the spinoff series, “The Connors,” and hasn’t held a mainstream entertainment gig since. She likely lost millions, and millions, as part of that cancellation given the strong ratings for her “Roseanne” reboot.
All for one awful, ugly Tweet.
Kevin Hart lost the Oscar-hosting gig in late 2018 after decade-old homophobic jokes resurfaced for which he had previously apologized.
And yet other celebrities commit similar, if not far worse, acts without a hint of “cancellation.”
Grammy-nominated singer Noah Cyrus (sister of Miley) called conservative pundit a Candace Owens a “nappy a** heaux” but faced no professional punishment of any kind.
Late radio titan Don Imus used a similar phrase to describe a female basketball team and lost his job as a result. That incident happened in 2007, long before the current edition of Cancel Culture existed.
Multi-talented performer Nick Cannon called Jews, white people, Europeans and the illuminati “the true savages” in a June edition of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast.
“They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive,” he stated, continuing: “So they’re the ones closer to animals, they’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”
The star initially refused to apologize for his words but later did just that.
Cannon kept his job on Fox as host of “The Masked Singer” but temporarily lost his “Wild ‘N Out” TV gig with Viacom and a budding daytime talk show project.
Actor Alec Baldwin’s list of offensive acts is too long to mention, but lowlights include him allegedly hurling racial and homophobic slurs at members of the press and getting into several violent confrontations.
He’s still one of the most active Hollywood stars.
Last year, entertainers like Ice Cube, John Cusack and Michael Moore cheered on the violent riots that engulfed the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Ice Cube also shared anti-Semitic imagery following the protests, what the liberal Daily Beast called part of a “long, disturbing” history for the rapper-turned actor.
Once again, no one in this group suffered a cancellation of any kind.
The one star who faced significant consequences for their hateful acts is Kathy Griffin, the comedienne who shared an ISIS-style image with President Trump’s bloody head dangling from her hand.
Cancel Culture isn’t a force for good, or even a well-intentioned movement shaping a better world. It’s a blunt instrument employed to attack those the cause cannot stand. Others can easily slip past its radar without consequence.
The Cancel Culture rules are in constant motion, and that’s partially by design.
Barr got canceled because she supported President Donald Trump as much as for that terrible Tweet. Hart faced a similar fate because he’s an aggressively apolitical personality who doesn’t actively work for progressive causes.
Baldwin is a rock-ribbed liberal who spent four years savaging President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” so the woke mob keeps giving him a pass. It’s also why Jimmy Kimmel avoided cancellation for serial blackface moments in his past.
Cyrus attacked a popular conservative star, so the mob didn’t feel compelled to rush to Owens’ defense.
Cancel Culture isn’t just toxic and detrimental to a sane society. It’s a joke, a fraud, and the aforementioned examples prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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