Comedian and actor Chris Rock has slammed cancel culture and blamed it for what he feels is “unfunny” entertainment.
On Monday, the comedian joined Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” During his appearance, he spoke candidly about how cancel culture has forced people to become “safe.”
“And when everyone gets safe, and nobody tries anything, things get boring,” he said to Angela Yee and DJ Envy. The “Spiral” star went on to add that he has witnessed many “unfunny” comedians, television shows, films, and award shows because people are now scared to “make a move.”
“And that’s not a place to be. Now you got a place where people are scared to talk.”
Rock says that comedians already face “ultimate cancel” if their jokes fail. He claims that restricting specific topics and controlling what others may find humorous is “disrespecting the audience.”
Chris Rock’s comments arrived just days after rapper and actor Danny Glover also slammed cancel culture for being the reason that entertainment is bland. People are afraid of making “experimental mistakes,” which could result in being canceled.
Do Chris Rock and Danny Glover have a point? Or are they and other entertainers seeking permission to make problematic content?