Liberal actress Sharon Stone slammed today’s cancel culture in a recent interview, claiming it has made people “afraid of sentences.”
Stone, who campaigned for Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris during the 2020 election, was interviewed on the Sirius XM radio show, “Just Jenny” last week.
CNSNews reports that the actress was asked about the current “tenor of Cancel Culture and how people are afraid to have real conversations.”
“I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen,” Stone replied. “I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it’s offensive to you, it’s a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other.”
Stone explained how everyone comes from different backgrounds and experiences and encouraged those who are quick to take offense to “Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding.”
Stone continued to rail against the movement, saying, “Stop being so small. The world is bigger and people have done so much more than one sentence. Like, grow up. Show some empathy. People are afraid of sentences.”
Cancel Culture Continues: Disney+ Removes Peter Pan, Dumbo from Kid’s Profile Accounts
Cancel culture’s latest victims include the films Dumbo, Peter Pan, Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocats.
The Washington Examiner reports that Disney+ has removed the movies from children’s profile accounts and added warnings for adults due to the portrayal of offensive stereotypes in the films.
Disney says Dumbo was removed because, “The crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations. The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.”
As far as Peter Pan goes, “the film portrays Native people in a stereotypical manner that reflects neither the diversity of Native peoples nor their authentic cultural traditions. It shows them speaking in an unintelligible language and repeatedly refers to them as ‘redskins,’ an offensive term. Peter and the Lost Boys engage in dancing, wearing headdresses and other exaggerated tropes.”
In the Aristocats, “the (Siamese) cat (Shun Gon) is depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth.”
According to the Daily Caller, the warning message that appears before the movies on adult accounts states:
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe…”
Mumford and Sons Bandmate Gets Canceled After Praising Andy Ngo
A banjoist for popular folk rock band Mumford and Sons was reportedly asked to leave the group after he received backlash for tweeting his support for author and reporter Andy Ngo.
Over the weekend, band member Winston Marshall tweeted a photo of Ngo’s book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy and wrote, “Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man.”
Obviously, this didn’t sit well with the perpetually-outraged social justice warriors on social media and before long, Marshall deleted the tweet.
Yesterday, the musician released a statement, writing, “Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don’t know, but also those closest to me including my bandmates and for that I am truly sorry. As a result of my actions, I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots.”
— Winston Marshall (@MrWinMarshall) March 10, 2021
The Post Milennial reports:
It was reported that his bandmates, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane, and the group’s managers, determined that they should ask Marshall to leave.
“Winston’s staunchly right-wing political views have been causing tension for some time now within the band,” said a source close the group, according to The Sun. They said that “There has been a rift forming for the past four years with some people even going as far to say he has been ‘radicalised.'”
“But his tweet on Sunday was the final straw and they said they couldn’t put up with it any longer because it massively impacts the band’s image… It has been hugely difficult but that was the decision they had to make.”
“Marcus would always be an advocate for his right to free speech and for him to believe what he wants,” they said.
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