The best ways to react and treat bullies is to either bully them back or act indifferent to their fascism masquerading as tolerance and empathy. One person who definitely doesn’t give a single damn about the cancel culture crowd or the freaks that propagate it is actor and comedian Marlon Wayans.
Wayans, one of the key members of the Wayans family comedy dynasty, was recently interviewed by BuzzFeed and spoke about how society has changed to the point comedy has changed in terms of what you can or can’t say. But for Wayans, he doesn’t care one bit about getting “canceled,” just being as funny as possible.
The 50-year-old was asked about some of the older comedies he did, like 2004’s “White Chicks,” and whether a movie like that could be done in today’s cancel-happy society and whether it would “thrive” or not.
Wayans responded in maybe the best way possible:
I think they're needed. I don't know what planet we're on, where you think people don't need laughter, and that people need to be censored and canceled. If a joke is gonna get me canceled, thank you for doing me that favor. It's sad that society is in this place where we can't laugh anymore. I ain't listening to this damn generation. I ain't listening to these folks: These scared-ass people, these scared executives. Y'all do what you want to do? Great. I'm still gonna tell my jokes the way I tell them. And if you want to make some money, jump on board. And if not, then I'll find a way to do it myself. I know my audience. My audience comes to my shows every weekend and they leave feeling great and laughing. One thing about the Wayans, we've always told the worst joke the best way.
I couldn’t agree more with Wayans sentiment. Forget “this damn generation.” Any generation that has a problem with actually funny comedy, if it happens to be offensive — which is subjective — then so be it.
Nothing actually happens to you when you’re offended.
The cancel cult are joyless, miserable people who wouldn’t know a good time if it slapped them in crotch. See? Now that joke might be offensive to some people, but for others it might be funny. It’s your choice to be offended, but you shouldn’t let your offense affect the livelihood of others.
If you’re perpetually offended, that's a YOU problem.
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