Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in several countries all over the world. However, that has been proven wrong in various instances as social media has shown that it dictates what can be said and what cannot.
In a similar sense, cancel culture is now prevalent all over the world and has far reaching consequences as anyone is at the risk of being cancelled for saying something that might be seen as offensive to others.
While speaking on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Joe Rogan addressed the topic of cancel culture, stating that the comedy scene has become far too oppressed due to the fear of being cancelled. He also criticised cancel culture and added that all ‘straight white males’ are being silenced due to the ‘woke’ culture.
“Can you make a good comedy movie any more, or have they made it so dangerous in terms of being cancelled, that comedy movies are no longer something you can do?
“You can never be woke enough, that’s the problem. It keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it’ll eventually get to — straight white men are not allowed to talk. Because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history.
We just gotta be nice to each other, man. And there’s a lot of people that are taking advantage of this weirdness in our culture, and then that becomes their thing. Their thing is calling people out for their privilege, calling people out for their position. It’s f- -king crazy times.”
The advent of cancel culture certainly has affected many people and a lot of cases were based on false accusations and social media courts. Perhaps one day the ‘woke’ culture will subside.
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