I am not the biggest believer in cancel culture. I think we jump to too many conclusions, assumptions, and use social media as a weapon nowadays. And a lot of the time, we don’t give people the chance to learn. We just jump at the chance to judge.
It’s not very often that celebrities speak out on cancel culture, which I can assume is because if you say the wrong thing you run the risk of being cancelled yourself.
But I do respect that fact that Kevin Hart did speak out on cancel culture in an interview with Deadline.
“When you talk about our state of today, we’re becoming comfortable with giving this ‘cancel’ idea in culture the level of attention that we are. We’re letting people control and dictate the start and finish of peoples’ lives, and if we are in a time of finding any type of solution to the fight of equality and change, which seems to be a global fight now—a global fight of people being treated fairly, change, understanding and accepting the past, but preparing for a better future—that means that we can’t be in a position where we’re contradicting ourselves,” he said.
“If people [have done something] wrong, the idea of canceling those people, and ending whatever career or thing they have…If it’s just over, then what’s the teachable moment for them? What, it’s over, and then you can’t do nothing else for the rest of your life, because you made a mistake?”
The truth is that we all make mistakes. We all don’t live our lives on a global stage, but cancel culture towards celebrities is an very dangerous.
“What happened to the days of making a mistake, learning from the mistake, not doing that, and educating others on what not to do because of your mistakes? Isn’t that parenting? Isn’t that the world of raising a kid?” he continued.
I think that he has a point. Do you?