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.
Now it seems famous comedian Chris Rock has also joined the discussion when it comes to criticizing cancel culture. While speaking to Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club”, Chris Rock discussed how the real fear of getting cancelled has made people become ‘safe’ and has led to the advent of boring stand up comedian.
”And when everyone gets safe and nobody tries anything, things get boring. I see a lot of unfunny comedians, I see unfunny TV shows, I see unfunny awards shows, I see unfunny movies — because everybody’s scared to make a move.
“And that’s not a place to be … Now you got a place where people are scared to talk,” he said, saying it was bizarre “especially in America.’
You don’t really have to cancel us, cos we get the message — they’re not laughing! … When we do something and people aren’t laughing, we get it.”
Chris Rock wasn’t the only one to slam cancel culture as earlier in the week, joe Rogan stated that cancel culture has silenced straight white men. 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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