Comedians Stand Up to Cancel Culture
“So funny I forgot to laugh” comes to mind when addressing the ridiculous nature of cancel culture across our modern media. The matter has become so serious that nowadays only comedians seem to be able to properly talk about the issue and stand up for our should be all inclusive rights to freedom of speech.
Most recently, comedians across the spectrum of life from Joe Rogan, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and even Jimmy Kimmel have stood up to speak out against the cancel culture narrative that is rampaging across our media landscape. The only people who seem to break through the wall of thought blocking today are the funny folks, and thank God that at least their truth is allowed to be shared within the public sphere.
Joe Rogan said this week on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience that, “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.”
Rogan has received serious backlash this week from the media, but he is no stranger to controversial comments and continues to stand up for the freedom of speech despite his own host, Spotify, continuing to remove entire episodes and conversations from it’s network that do not fit the current narrative of speech.
Dave Chappelle, on a recent episode of the Rogan podcast himself, said about cancel culture that “I hope we all survive it,” out of fear and concern that cancel culture is attempting to erase the freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech, no comedian would have a career. It’d probably be illegal to laugh about anything anytime unless it was mandated to be laughed at. So the idea of only straight white males being canceled is a fallacy too.
Comedian Chris Rock chimed in this week as well, saying in a radio interview with Power 105.1’s the Breakfast Club show, “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… bizarre, especially in America.”
Even Jimmy Kimmel joined in to speak out against modern cancel culture in America, despite him not being the best example of a comedian who respects American values. His night time show shares many of the leftist ideologies that are destroying our nation, but if the freedom of speech is a reality all opinions from all frames of minds should be included and shared to the nation so the people can decide for themselves the direction to go.
Kimmel spent a night this week at a Disney presentation speaking out and roasting all of the major television networks, “We’re here to tell you what our plan to avoid extinction is… more people contracted blood clots from the J&J vaccine than are currently watching network TV… We’re all screwed … We’re a dying breed, but we’re dying together.” He continued, “Things are so desperate, we’ve had to resort to doing the right thing: inclusion. We want ABC, Disney, FX, Hulu, Freeform, ESPN and Nat GEo to be a safe space where anyone, no matter what their racial or ethnic background, their gender or sexual orientation… can bring their stories to die.”
Even the major networks are starting to realize that cancel culture doesn’t make money.
They do nothing but alienate everyone and seek to destroy our foundational freedoms while dismantling what it means to be a free American today.
As viewership and sales from those pushing cancel culture continues to decline across television and media, we should all be taking cues from our favorite comedians on why we should continue to stand up and speak out against anything or anyone who tries to tread on our freedom to say what we want and how we feel at all times.
Cancel culture itself will become the real joke in time.
The punchline will hit hard when big business realizes that going woke is going broke.