Dakota Johnson is apparently cancelling cancel culture. The Fifty Shades of Gray actress is speaking out about the ills of “cancel culture”. Johnson has come forward in support of her “problematic” male Co-stars, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Shia LeBeouf

Dakota Johnson as the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and grand-daughter to Tippi Hedren is Hollywood royalty. It is fair to point out that heiress’s opinions rest on a pedestal of privilege. The actress noted that she had a great time working with the actors and mentioned “I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people,”. She further went on in reference to her co-stars’ being at risk of never returning to the profession following abuse allegations.

Dakota empathetically exhorted that she believes people can change. “I want to believe in the power of a human being to change and evolve and get help and help other people” Dakota also observed that there is a “major overcorrection happening” in how the Hollywood industry and our society at large deal with such issues.

It is important to note that many of the problematic controversies that Johnson’s co-stars are engulfed in like rape, domestic violence, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse are not easy to shake-off and rightly so.

“I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people. I had an incredible time working with them; I feel sad for the loss of great artists. I feel sad for people needing help and perhaps not getting it in time. I feel sad for anyone who was harmed or hurt. It’s just really sad. I do believe that people can change. I want to believe in the power of a human being to change and evolve and get help and help other people. I think there’s definitely a major overcorrection happening. But I do believe that there’s a way for the pendulum to find the middle. The way that studios have been run up until now, and still now, is behind.

“It is such an antiquated mindset of what movies should be made, who should be in them, how much people should get paid, what equality and diversity look like. Sometimes the old school needs to be moved out for the new school to come in. But, yeah, cancel culture is such a f*cking downer. I hate that term,”

Armie Hammer has been accused of rape and abuse and cannibalistic inclinations by multiple women he dated in the past. Shia LaBeouf has been accused of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by well-known singer-actress Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka FKA Twigs. Johnny Depp is part of a very public and ongoing domestic abuse case with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

She also spoke on topics like diversity and payments and called cancel culture a “F*cking downer”. Is there any room for redemption for the cancelled men? only time will tell.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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