Are Conservatives now leading the charge in the cancel culture? Let’s break it down.
Comedian and View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, made some offensive statements regarding the Holocaust this week, stating that it wasn’t about race but about two groups of white people going after each other.
Her opinion drew the ire of the internet.
Whoopi, realizing her ignorance, apologized for the remarks. But it wasn’t enough. She was suspended for two weeks. Many are calling for her to be cancelled.
The same folks calling for her termination were Recently angered by Neil Young’s attempt to have Joe Rogan removed from Spotify. They are also those who were upset over media censorship of President Trump, Marjorie Taylor Green, Alex Jones, and many others.
What we must realize is that freedom of speech has no limitations. You are allowed to state your opinion no matter how stupid, insensitive, or ignorant it may be. For the last two years, social media has made it their mission to limit COVID misinformation by ostracizing any who disagree with the official narrative, to the chagrin of free speech advocates.
Using the threat of cancelling someone cannot be a weapon wielded at your ideological enemies one day, and the foundation of your battle cry against censorship the next.
If we desire to keep an open forum for discussion, we must make allowances for insane, even repulsive viewpoints. We Can’t pick or choose the side of freedom of expression on which we fall. You either support freedom, or you’re part of the cancel culture. You can’t be on both.
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