Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Stamping Out Cancel Culture

Posted by M. C. on November 1, 2021

Certain groups love saying cancel culture doesn’t exist — that the calls to stifle individuals and put offending companies “out of business” are about consequences. But the act of calling for the masses to admonish people who merely see things differently is akin to childhood bullying.

Fortunately, there are people unwilling to toe the line, even at the risk of losing millions.
Bill Maher: “I’m a free speech guy”

Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher has a few choice words for the woke — eight, to be exact. In a recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host rattled off a list of terms cancel culture proponents need to stop redefining: hate, victim, hero, shame, violence, survivor, phobic and white supremacy.
Bill Maher’s 8 words to stop redefining
(from the show’s official YouTube channel)
Maher also clarified his stance on the Dave Chappelle controversy. “I’m a free speech guy. Now I’m team Dave, but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-trans. We can have two thoughts in our head at the same time.”

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Ice Cube Says ‘Oh Hell No…’

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has walked away from a $9 million paycheck after declining to comply with a movie production’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Filming for “Oh Hell No,” co-starring Jack Black, was set to begin in December.
Adam Bielawski, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Cube’s decision attracted hordes of anti-anti-vaxxers, primarily on Twitter, despite the actor’s alternative efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19. Last year, Cube donated 2,000 face marks to Bacone College in Oklahoma, and he also released a series of “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” shirts, with proceeds being donated to frontline health workers.

Did Ice Cube do the right thing? Share your thoughts
No Forgiveness for Morgan Wallen

Despite receiving several nominations, country singer Morgan Wallen isn’t welcome to awards shows. Earlier this year, he was video-recorded using the n-word after a rowdy night out. Despite making profound apologies and committing to do better, Wallen was dropped by his label, disqualified from the CMA and at least temporarily banned from radio and streaming stations. Still, his records continued to sell.
Morgan Wallen posted a detailed apology on Instagram
Based on music charting, Wallen is nominated for AMA’s Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album. But an asterisk appears next to his name, referring to the disclaimer: “Morgan Wallen is a nominee this year based on charting. As his conduct does not align with our  core values, we will not be including him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting).”

Should Wallen be welcome? Parley your take

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