Jennifer Aniston is “over” cancel culture

Jennifer Aniston has come out against an overly toxic cancel culture, saying not everyone needs to get lumped in with Harvey Weinstein.

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Cancel culture has done much good for the industry. It has leveled titans such as Harvey Weinstein and mostly shut out the likes of Kevin Spacey (he might get work but he’ll never win a third Oscar), while Roseanne and Kanye West’s hateful musings have found them dropped from namesake sitcoms and multimillion dollar endorsements. But its waves can also have drastic side effects, as if one slip of the tongue or misconstrued message will be the end of your career. This seemed like it could have happened to Jamie Foxx after an Instagram post was read by some as antisemitic. One person who showed support for Foxx was Jennifer Aniston, who “liked” his post and found herself being tied to something that wasn’t there in the first place. Now, Aniston says she is straight up “over cancel culture.”

In a new profile by The Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Aniston said, “I’m so over cancel culture,” before remarking, “I probably just got canceled by saying that. I just don’t understand what it means…Is there no redemption? I don’t know. I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”

As far as Jennifer Aniston’s statements on redemption amid cancel culture, that absolutely exists within Hollywood. The list is quite long, but some of the major players include Mel Gibson and Chris Brown, who continues to crush the charts despite a history of domestic violence. If you can pull in a buck, you might have a pretty good shot at getting back in the game after enough time passes or if your fanbase simply doesn’t care.

There’s also the matter of being unjustly or prematurely canceled in one degree or another, which Aniston hints at when she says she’ll be canceled for giving her opinion on it. Did Sinead O’Connor deserve to be canceled after tearing up a picture of the pope on SNL? Did Disney jump the gun on booting Johnny Depp after Amber Heard’s allegations? And these aren’t even close to skimming the surface…

What are your thoughts on Jennifer Aniston’s statements regarding cancel culture? Which “canceled” celebrity do you think is most likely to make a comeback? Give us your take in the comments section below.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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