Posts Tagged ‘Cancel Culture’

Netflix Suspends Employees for Crashing Meeting Amid Chappelle Uproar -  Rolling Stone

Much controversy surrounds Dave Chapelle’s longtime feud with the Trans community.

The feud is so inflated and over-the-top that even Terry Gilliam was canceled for simply endorsing this Netflix special. I find it hard to fathom how such a tiny minority of the population could wield such power over creative expression, but here we are.

Firstly–Dave is hilarious. He’s as sharp as they come. This is a funny special, but it’s also coldly calculated, meticulously delivered, and political. We do learn, and I hope this isn’t a real spoiler, that The Closer means his last stand-up special for some time. This is all the Chapelle you’re gonna get, so check it out.

I’m pretty much in agreement with Dave and not outraged about anything he’s said. I don’t care for having my pronouns, nouns, verbs, or adjectives dictated by random people who want to stick them in my face. Just fuck off with that. There’s an air of arrogance to these “social justice warriors”, belligerence even, that is distasteful at first sight. While you may be going through–whatever–it’s not my problem. Don’t make it so.

And so, Dave brings it all back to race in America, and he’s lived it. He’s not pontificating. He’s just telling it like it is for the most part. The only place you can hear the truth about anything these days is at a comedy club. There’s no truth anywhere else that I can locate, except maybe here at the Political Film Blog…

London’s historic Old Vic Theatre has abruptly cancelled a production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods helmed by actor and director Terry Gilliam after venue staff voiced their displeasure with the Monty Python legend’s recent recommendation of Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, The Closer.

Theatre Cancels Production By Monty Python Star Terry Gilliam Over His Support Of Dave Chappelle

The witch hunt has come for Ken Loach. They’ll have to come through us first.

Films of Ken Loach

I don’t watch the show anymore, can’t stand it. Even when they pretend to satirize something, it’s vanilla and neutered, and lame. The Brits still know how to bring satire; America is kind of the retarded step-cousin.

There is a sequence in the film Bob Roberts that lampoons Saturday Night Live and that explains it all pretty neatly.

This cancel culture segment shows both the good and the awful that the show is. They try to make some points, but they get lost in their repetition and fenced-in playground, where they cannot deviate from the highly edited script. Not one word. Let’s just hammer the baby gimmick over and over and over…

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Cancel Culture and the Dangers of Policing Art

 

Not a great article, but kind of timely. Not sure where I stand on this issue. Malignant art should be called out and critiqued. If that means the audience rejects it, then good.