Renowned British actress, Joan Collins, gave an interview to The Sunday Times and showed her stance against the cancellation culture as it made her turn away from social media.
“I don’t want to engage in any way, shape or form with these morons,” said the ‘Dynasty’ actress.
The British actress told that for fear of her words being taken out of context, she does not participate in social networks.
“People can’t say what they think, because they’ll get cancelled,” Collins explained and said she finds it sickening “Dredging up tweets from 15 years ago, about what somebody might have said when they were 14.”
This is not the first time the actress shows to be against the cancellation culture—earlier this month, during the promotion of her upcoming book “Unapologetic Diaries” she also mentioned something about it in an interview she gave to Daily Mail.
She said that not being a diplomatic person, she can’t say a lot of things nowadays because it’s not allowed.
“The thing is you can’t say anything these days without being cancelled. What am I allowed to say?” she expressed.
“Am I allowed to say, ‘These orchids are fake’? Because they are. Well, forget it! I’m not kow-towing to cancel culture. Can’t say this, can’t say that. I’m like my father [the late theatrical agent Joe Collins] in that regard,” Collins added
“Non-diplomatic. I think it’s a Gemini thing. I quite admired the Duke of Edinburgh, saying things he thought even if they offended,” he explained.
More and more personalities are showing themselves to think like the actress.
During a star-studded and sell-out show in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 7, comedian Dave Chappelle lashed out at cancellation culture, Twitter, and the left-wing media amid controversy over his latest Netflix special, “The Closer,” saying, “If this is what being canceled is about, I love it.”
“I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad [expletive],” the 48-year-old comedian told an ecstatic audience of more than 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl following the showing of his “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary,” New York Post reported.
The passionate stand-up comedian then became more explicit and pointed out,
“[Expletive] Twitter. [expletive] NBC News, ABC News, all these stupid ass networks. I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life,” he said to his roaring audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chappelle responded to the abuse he’s received since the premiere of his sixth and final Netflix special on Tuesday, Oct. 5, which has been dubbed “transphobic” by some.
“They canceled J.K. Rowling, my God,” Chappelle said in the special, “The Closer.” “Effectually she said gender was a fact, and then the trans community got mad as [expletive], they started calling her a TERF.”
To the audience’s delight, the comic revealed himself to be a member of “Team TERF”—trans-exclusionary radical feminists.
“I agree,” he said. “I agree, man. Gender is a fact. You have to look at it from a woman’s perspective.”
Chappelle also faced backlash for equating rapper DaBaby’s homophobic comments with systemic racism, claiming that in America, you can “shoot and kill a [N-word],” but you “better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.” He was alluding to the rapper’s fatal 2018 shooting at a Walmart in North Carolina.