A little more than a week ago Atlanta creator/star Donald Glover complained that call-out culture is diminishing or dulling down creativity in movies and TV series. “We’re getting boring stuff and not even experimental mistakes because people are afraid of getting cancelled,” Glover tweeted.
Now Chris Rock has said the same thing. In a “Breakfast Club” interview with Angela Yee and DJ Envy, Rock said that fears of being cancelled has left everybody “scared to make a move.” He added that Khmer Rouge mandates are “disrespectful” to the audience and have led to lots of “unfunny” comedians, TV shows and movies in the entertainment industry.
Rock: “What happens is that everybody gets safe and when everyone gets safe and nobody tries anything, things get boring.”
Rock said he understands that some things shouldn’t be said but warned that cancel culture is preventing comedians from doing their jobs. “We should have the right to fail because failure is a part of art. It’s the ultimate cancel. You know what I mean?”