Bill Burr saying controversial things is not something new. And one of his most recent targets has been cancel-culture and social media mobs. With Gina Carano recently falling victim to the online mob, the comedian made his feelings known.
Gina Carano appeared in the first two seasons of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian as Cara Dune. She was a supporting character and somewhat of a punching bag for her acting. Still, there was nothing new about fans hating on a singular Star Wars character.
But the hate for Gina went beyond her acting performance, all the way to her political beliefs and tweets. Carano is a Republican who made claims that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen. Fans were quick to demand her firing, which did not happen, but then she made a comparison between conservatives in Hollywood with Jews in Nazi Germany and that got her fired.
The cancel-culture people were out in full force and said the comparison was insensitive. This resulted in Gina getting fired and recently Bill Burr talked about how stupid it is to bend to the will of the mob trying to destroy people for their offhanded speech.
Bill Burr says Gina Carano was an "Absolute Sweetheart"
Bill Burr is no stranger to cancel culture, some of the internet mob came for him when the comedian made jokes on SNL. Comments ranging from pride month to cancel culture itself resulted in Bill facing some controversy but he is not someone who backs down from his stance just cause faceless keyboard warriors decided to come after him.
Whether the woke people are coming after him or someone else for a stupid reason, the actor makes his feeling known. Since he appeared in The Mandalorian alongside Gina, we expected the actor to have his say on the matter, and he did not disappoint.
Bill said on the Bill Bert Podcast, "She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice f**king person. And you know, whatever, somehow someone will take this video and f**king make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure!" Gina's action figure of Cara Dune was canceled by Hasbro.
The comedian went on to say how these people are lurking around to destroy careers. "How it is out there, it’s f**king crazy time. There’s people waiting, just laying in the weeds. Let’s show that he’s human, and he’s made a mistake in his past and take that dream away,” he explained.
Bill Burr is not saying people do not deserve to be de-platformed for their comments. Rapists, sexual abusers, hate mongers, racists, there are serious trouble makers in the world, and instead, cancel culture has become the grammar/comment police.
"Now it’s becoming, like, ‘Hey you made an ignorant comparison. There goes your dream.’ I look at that and say ‘Who the f**k stands up to that?'” Bill compares how cancel-culture began and what it has become now.
Cancel-Culture and Internet Mobs Need to be Canceled
Justin Timberlake recently caught some heat when New York Times documentary about Britney Spears was released. Bill Maher talked some sense when he talked about the stupidity of the mob getting Justin to apologize for being an a-hole kid, in his teen years and smiling when he was asked about having sex with Britney.
Cancel-culture is beyond ridiculous now, not everything needs to cause outrage. Stupid comments only become incendiary when internet mobs take sides and amplify the comments. This need to overcorrect for everything is poisoning the world and turning friends into enemies just because they do not believe in the same things.
There was a time when we could disagree with another person and not have it become an existential crisis. Gina Carano is neither a great actress, nor someone we care about, but kicking her from a show for comparison almost every one of us have made once in our life is beyond stupid.
If that is the case, let's cancel the teenage girl who called her parents Gestapo for not letting her go out. Let's cancel the teenage boy who called his father Hitler for not buying him a new PlayStation. Since justice is carried out on the internet equally and not equitably, let's cancel each and every one of us who have made an insensitive comment.
Cancel-culture is for people like Taylor Swift, who need to be outraged over things that made their career in the first place. Talk about sexism, all the guys she ever slighted on a song need to have a collective crying session to get her canceled.
The idea of canceling people from social media may have come from a good place but it has become the modern version of the holy inquisition. While drawing and quartering may not be in fashion anymore, but destroying someone's life seems to be the desired goal.
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