Dakota Johnson Talks About How Much She Hates Cancel Culture After Working With A Bunch Of Dudes Who’ve Been Canceled
Dakota Johnson has always been honest in the media. She’s not afraid to show her personality during interviews. Remember when she called Ellen DeGeneres out on her own show? If you somehow missed that glorious clip, check it out above.
Anyway, Johnson keeps it real, and she continued the tradition of keeping it real while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter this week.
She was asked to share her thoughts on the #MeToo movement after working with Johnny Depp in 2015, Armie Hammer in 2019 and Shia LaBeouf in 2019.
I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people. I had an incredible time working with them; I feel sad for the loss of great artists. I feel sad for people needing help and perhaps not getting it in time. I feel sad for anyone who was harmed or hurt. It’s just really sad. I do believe that people can change.
I want to believe in the power of a human being to change and evolve and get help and help other people. I think there’s definitely a major overcorrection happening. But I do believe that there’s a way for the pendulum to find the middle.
She goes on to say that obviously change is a good thing, especially when it comes to studios and how they’ve treated women in the past.
“Sometimes the old school needs to be moved out for the new school to come in,” she added.
With that being said though, she does not like the term cancel culture, “Yeah, cancel culture is such a f**king downer. I hate that term,” she said during the interview.
You know, we’re seeing more and more stars fight back against cancel culture. I think now that it’s impacting even “liberal” celebrities, they’re kinda like, “Whoa. Okay, this is getting out of hand.”
Johnny Depp recently spoke out against cancel culture after his lengthy court battle with Amber Heard, where she accused him of physical abuse, despite the fact that a lot of the evidence seemed to portray her as the more physical one in the relationship.
It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture, this instant rush to judgment based on what essentially amounts to polluted air. It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe. It takes one sentence and there’s no more ground, the carpet has been pulled.
Somewhere, Dave Chappelle is in a smoky corner saying, “I told ya’!”