There’s a group of teflon celebrities that are pretty much cancel proof. Chris Rock is one because he’s universally loved, a comedic legend and secure enough in his work that he wouldn’t be affected by the woke mob that is trying real hard to destroy fun, glamour and comedy in this country.
He went on “The Breakfast Club” radio show this week to promote his new movie called “Spiral,” which is a spinoff of the “Saw” franchise.
I don’t want to spoilt the plot or anything, but it’s not a comedy. It’s a horror flick so consider yourself warned if you’re looking for laughs.
On the radio show, the hosts asked Rock specifically about cancel culture and the impact it has had on him in his work.
“It’s weird when you’re a comedian because like, when you’re a comedian, when the audience doesn’t laugh, we get the message. You don’t really have to cancel us because we get the message. They’re not laughing, Our feelings hurt. When we do something and people aren’t laughing we, like, we get it.”
Rock made a great point on the show. He essentially said the actions of the woke patrol is more disrespectful to the audience who has paid money to judge the comic themselves, and they do that with their reaction during a set.
“I don’t understand why people feel the need to go beyond that, you know what I mean? Honestly, to me, it’s a disrespect. It’s people disrespecting the audience like, ‘oh, you think you know more than the audience?’ The audience knows more than everybody, OK. You know but hey, some things don’t need to be said. Some people need to be looked out for, I definitely understand that but not letting comedians work is, you know — what happens is everybody gets safe and when everybody gets safe and nobody tries anything, things get boring.”
A byproduct of it all Rock says is this; there’s a whole new crop of unfunny comedians putting on unfunny shows and starring in unfunny movies.