Alexander did not want to touch on the controversial subject
Jason Alexander recently avoided a question about culture cancellation.
The 62-year-old “Seinfeld” star declined to answer a photographer when asked whether jokes in sitcoms would still be popular today given the changes taking place in society.
“I don’t do that,” said Alexander. “anything but that.”
While Alexander didn’t want to touch on the controversial topic, his “Seinfeld” co-star and the show’s co-creator, Jerry Seinfeld, said back in 2015 that “political correctness” was hurting comedy.
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ESPN Radio Host Colin Cowherd asked Seinfeld on his podcast in 2015, “Does the climate worry you now?” With regard to doing stand-up shows, especially in colleges.
“I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld revealed. “I don’t play college, but I hear a lot of people tell me ‘Don’t go to colleges. They’re too PC.’”
“Does it hurt the comedy?” asked the cowherd. “Yes, it does,” Seinfeld said. “To me it’s anti-comedy. It’s more about PC-nonsense.”
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Seinfeld isn’t the only comedian to take issue with the pervasiveness of cancellation culture. Dave Chappelle recently said he refused to be “canceled” on his new comedy special “The Closer.”
As Deadline reports, last week, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Chappell touched on the fact that several individuals and groups are asking Netflix to remove “The Closer” because of the alleged transphobic comments he made in it.
“If it’s going to be cancelled, I love it,” Chappell said. “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad mom—er.”
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during an appearance”people every day“Podcast, 71 Years Old” comedian It insisted that the only way to survive was to change.
“I guess it’s like any other thing, you either change or you die,” Leno told host Janine Rubenstein, echoing Comments he made earlier this month. the former “tonight show“The host acknowledged that sexist, racist and homophobic jokes were accepted in the comedy community.
“Now, everyone has a voice,” he said. “You have to change the material in the time you live in.”
“My attitude is, ‘Look, these are the new rules,’” Leno said. “You want to adapt. If you don’t, that’s fine. Get up and tell jokes.”
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart talked about canceling culture after surviving a campaign on social media that called for the end of his career.
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42-year-old stand-up star faces intense scrutiny and backlash Old homophobic tweets resurfaced online in 2019 as he was supposed to Oscar host.
Hart stepped down from the gig but did not formally apologize at the time, saying he had addressed those tweets several times before. Hart later said that he regretted how he handled the controversy.
“You have to get to the point where you become more realistic. What I mean about being realistic is this: no one is perfect, no one will be. We are living in a time where we can only hope for the perfect. It’s like people don’t slip and fall down stairs, or everyone walks straight all the time.” he said. “But you stumble… it’s weird to really hold people on a level they never asked to be held.”
Hart went on to explain, “If kids come out with all that wisdom, what’s the point of going from one to 21? You turn 21, and now you celebrate being an adult, because you have Spent those years as a kid, doing the things a kid should do. So you can’t hold me accountable for the things I did as a kid which was childish behavior, At 21 when I’m an adult now… from exactly 21 to 31, I was a young adult, so I didn’t know what life would be like as an adult, so I messed up as a young adult “