Hollywood Actress Says ‘Cancel Culture’ is the ‘Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Seen’
By Movieguide® Staff
Hollywood star Sharon Stone criticized the rise of cancel culture.
Stone, a veteran in Hollywood, said that different beliefs and experiences should be celebrated, not destroyed.
“I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen,” Stone said in regards to people’s fear to speak their mind. “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 continued: “We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything. Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding.”
Stone also encouraged people to “stop being so small,” and show compassion to others.
“People have done so much more than one sentence,” Stone said. “Grow up. Grow some empathy.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Gina Carano, who was fired from her role in THE MANDALORIAN weeks before Stone commented on the current climate:
In a recent interview on The Ben Shapiro Show, Actress Gina Carano addressed her firing from the Disney+ show THE MANDALORIAN, her time as an employee for Lucasfilm, and Hollywood’s double standard.
The former MMA fighter claimed that she intended to “bring people together” when she posted a controversial tweet that discussed how society allowed Nazis to take power in Germany by choosing to persecute the oppressed rather than standing up to government tyranny.
They’ve been all over me and they’ve been watching me like a hawk,” Carano said. “And I’m watching people on the same production and they can say everything they want, and that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem because I wasn’t going along with the narrative.”
Carano added: “I was prepared at any point to be let go because I’ve seen this happen to so many people. I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying that takes place, and so when this started, they point their guns at you, and you know it’s only a matter of time. I’ve seen it happen to so many people, and I just thought to myself, ‘you’re coming for me, I know you are.’ They’re making it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, ‘I’m going to go down swinging and I’m going to stay true to myself.'”