Comedian Sarah Silverman addressed "cancel culture," likening it to “righteousness porn” on the 2019 Emmys red carpet.
The comedian, 48, attended Sunday the awards show, where her former Hulu series “I Love You America” was nominated – but lost – for an outstanding variety sketch series. She spoke with Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet about comedians being shunned from the public eye if they say something offensive.
“There’s definitely pressure,” Silverman said (via Deadline). “There’s a kind of righteousness porn going on in this cancel culture. There’s nuance to it. There’s good and there’s bad. As a stand-up, it’s really odd. To talk about what’s really going on or to talk about the world as we decide to see it – or to push to see where the line is and to go past it – is so oddly unacceptable it’s safer to…”
With that, the broadcast was censored, but Deadline notes that it looked like Silverman completed her sentence with the expletive, “just make p---- jokes.”