Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans is the latest entertainment notable to slam “cancel culture.”
Wayans, who is known for his roles in the weekly comedy series “In Living Color” as well as the films “White Chicks,” “Scary Movie,” Requiem for a Dream,” and “Marmaduke,” defended his White Chicks role in an interview with Buzzfeed. The film is a comedy about a pair of black FBI agents going undercover as two white girls.
Asked if he believed the movie could “thrive” in today’s hyper-politicized cultural climate, Wayans responded, “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,” he said. “If a joke is gonna get me canceled, thank you for doing me that favor.”
He went on to say he doesn’t listen to the online chatter and complaints from the woke mob.
“It’s sad that society is in this place where we can’t laugh anymore,” Wayans continued. “I ain’t listening to this damn generation. I ain’t listening to these folks: These scared-ass people, these scared executives.”
The Daily Wire added:
Wayans said that those who want to censor their content as to not offend people should be free to do so and that if they decide that they want to make more money by not caring and giving society the politically incorrect humor that it wants that they should “jump on board.”
“Y’all do what you want to do? Great,” he said. “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.”
Last year, the New York Post reported that Wayans said he believes it is time for a White Chicks sequel.
“I think ‘White Chicks 2’ is necessary,” Wayans told Variety in an interview. “I think we’ve tightened up so much that we need to loosen our ties a bit and laugh a little bit.
“I don’t think Hollywood understands what a juggernaut ‘White Chicks 2’ would be,” Wayans noted further. “And the world just keeps giving us more. ‘White Chicks 2’ is writing itself.”
The Post noted that the original White Chicks film grossed $113 million at the box office. Columbia Pictures made the film for around $37 million.