I’ve written here before about my complete and utter disdain of “Cancel Culture.” I maintain it’s a couple of far-left-leaning, pious people living in their parents’ basements, passing judgments on others through their vehicle of choice: the uber agenda-driven, Twitter.
I want to bring up the hypocrisy of these people, once again, by pointing out a couple of current events.
Now, I’m not condoning or pardoning Morgan Wallen here, simply pointing out the fact that for the 3rd time in less than a year, Morgan had an embarrassing public incident related to alcohol. And unlike the first two, in a video shot by a neighbor, Morgan is clearly heard dropping the “N” bomb.
Cancel Culture came after, and got Morgan Wallen essentially blackballed from the entertainment world. This morning I read this from his mom, Ashlyne: “There are only 3 things you should ever do about a mistake: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.”
COULD NOT AGREE MORE!
Then she goes after the CC crowd, “Cancel Culture is the worst thing that has come out of our digital world. It leaves no room for forgiveness and growth, in turn, leaving no opportunity for individuals who have made mistakes to learn from them. If you make a mistake or do something stupid then apologize, correct your mistake, and learn through personal growth.”
Again, COULD NOT AGREE MORE!
Here’s where I have a problem with the hypocrisy of “Cancel Culture.”
Inn 1972, Jane Fonda earned the name “Hanoi Jane.” She went on a tour of North Vietnam (our adversary in the Vietnam War-which we were still fighting), and appeared on 10 radio programs to not just speak out against her country’s military policy in Vietnam, but begged our pilots to cease bombing non-military targets.
Further, a photograph was taken of her seated on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi, making it look like she would shoot down American planes.
I’m not saying she didn’t get backlash for this, she did. It was, at best, HIGHLY unpatriotic…at worst, TREASONOUS.
Last night at The Golden Globe Awards, Jane Fonda received the Cecil B DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement. I am not debating her career achievements. She’s earned this.
I just can’t help but wonder why Cancel Culture hasn’t gone after her retroactively? All of this was decades before social media or the internet. Is it because she recently was arrested in Washington at a “Climate Protest?” Lord knows it can’t be because almost 50 years have passed-time hasn’t stopped them before. Shoot, I was reading today that Henry Cavill is facing backlash for dating Gina Carano YEARS ago. She was recently cancelled after social media posts deemed far-right offensive. So, obviously Superman must apologize, right?
Anyway, the longer this goes on, the more I question who’s really behind all of it? Am I correct (I was being facetious in my opening paragraph here)?
I bring this up because of, and will leave you with, this fact. Morgan Wallen’s latest album “Dangerous,” has now sat atop the album sales chart (all genres) for 7 weeks. NO COUNTRY ARTIST HAS EVER DONE THAT. This week broke the tie of 6 weeks…with Garth Brooks.
Perhaps we should practice more forgiveness, and banish the Cancel Culture. I can’t think of a negative consequence of either.