Comedian Sarah Silverman, who in the past has viciously attacked President Trump, surprised many observers by attacking so-called ‘Cancel Culture’ warning that it ultimately was counter effective.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Comedian Sarah Silverman blasted cancel culture as “righteousness porn” and warned that such tactics could push people into hate groups…
Silverman then turned to “cancel culture,” and how it emboldens hate groups, saying, “In this cancel culture, and we all know what I’m talking about—whether you think there is one or there isn’t one or where you stand on it, and there’s a lot of gray matter there—but without a path to redemption, when you take someone, you found a tweet they wrote seven years ago or a thing that they said and you expose it and you say, ‘This person should be no more. Banish them forever.’ They’re going to find some place where they are accepted. And it’s not going to be with progressives, which ironically means ‘to be changed; progress.’”
“If we don’t give these people a path to redemption, then they’re going to go where they are accepted, which is the motherf***ing dark side,” Silverman concluded. “I think there should be some kind of path—do we want people to be changed? Or do we want them to stay the same, to freeze in a moment we found on the internet from 12 years ago? And so we can point to ourselves as right and them as wrong.”
“It’s righteousness porn,” Silverman added.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 24, 2020