Against Cancel Culture

4 Aug 2022

GETTR.com

Maxime Bernier shares, on his GETTR page, a headline stating "Maxime Bernier lists 'cancel culture,' 'wokeism' as problems in Canada along with the economy".

Against Cancel Culture

11 Jan 2022

VARIETY.com

At the Television Critics Association press tour

“We’re in the cancel culture now. [...] Political correctness has killed comedy. Every joke you tell now, it hurts somebody’s feelings. But what people don’t understand about comedians is that a joke has to be about something. It has to be about somebody. We can’t write jokes about puppies all the time. The joke can’t be about bushes all the time. Some of these jokes will have to be about people, because that’s the most interesting topic."
Kim Kardashian

Against Cancel Culture

Freedom of Speech Advocate

16 Dec 2021

SUBSTACK.com

In an interview with Bari Weiss

Still, if I worried about every last thing that someone said and I had to try to change it, then I would never be me. Anyone wouldn’t be them! That’s why I think cancel culture is the most ridiculous thing, because I really do believe—and you and I have been at several dinners together where people are discussing their thoughts on it—in rehabilitation and freedom of speech. I’ve never really been into cancel culture. I believe that if we cancel someone for something that they had done or said in their past, then we’re not inviting them into the conversation to really understand. It depends on the situation. You might not care if it’s absolutely ridiculous. But it’s a fine line. It’s what you were asking in the original question: When do you let something go? And when do you have thick skin and not care what people say about you? The more that I don’t care about fame, the less I care to correct people. I don’t really care what people think about me, but there’s some times where I say, “OK, I completely understand how you would feel like this is disrespectful, and I will absolutely change this.” I always own up to the mistakes that I make and I try not to make them again. That’s just how I live my life. But I think if you don’t have these conversations with people, how are they ever going to change something that isn’t right? […] I learned a lot from that situation. No matter what, it taught me to be a little bit more empathetic for people that just want to do what they want to do: freedom of speech!
Johnny Depp

Against Cancel Culture

22 Sep 2021

APNEWS.com

At the San Sebastian International Film Festival

It’s a very complex situation, this cancel-culture, or this instant rush to judgment based on essentially what amounts to polluted air. It’s got so far out of hand that I can assure you, no one is safe. Not one of you, so long as someone is willing to say one thing.

Against Cancel Culture

6 Jan 2021

YOUTUBE.com

In an interview with the Associate Press

We live in this cancel culture of people erring and doing wrong – either on purpose or by accident – and there’s less forgiveness in our world. I think we’re unfortunately in a coarser environment. I think our societies have become harder and less understanding, less tolerant, less forgiving.
Donald Trump

Criticizes Left Wing

Against Cancel Culture

17 Sep 2020

POLITICO.com

Speaking from the National Archives

Left-wing mobs have torn down statues of our founders, desecrated our memorials and carried out a campaign of violence and anarchy. Whether it is the mob on the street, or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal is the same: to silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth and to bully Americans into abandoning their values.

Against Cancel Culture

30 Oct 2019

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, Sarah Silverman shared an article that described Barack Obama’s criticisms of woke culture.

Barack Obama

Against Cancel Culture

30 Oct 2019

YOUTUBE.com

During an interview at the Obama Foundation summit

This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff, You should get over that quickly. The world is messy; there are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids, and share certain things with you. and I think that one danger I see among young people and particularly among college campuses […] but I do get a sense sometimes now among young people and this is accelerated by social media, there is this sense sometimes that the way of me making change is to be as judgemental as possible about other people and that’s enough. If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb or … then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because man, you see how woke I was? I called you out. Then I get on TV, watch my show, watch Grown-ish. You know, that’s not, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change, you know. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.