Jennifer Aniston thinks it’s time to cancel culture.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine, published online this week, the “Friends” actress got candid about cancel culture — which refers to when a public figure is shunned for saying or doing something deemed morally unacceptable.
“I’m so done with cancel culture,” Aniston told the Wall Street Journal.
“I probably got canceled for saying that, I just don’t understand what that means.” …Is there no redemption? I don’t know. I’m not putting everyone in the Harvey Weinstein basket.
Aniston opened up about her own experiences with Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced former film producer who is currently serving a decades-long prison sentence for rape and sexual assault, according to Deseret News.
“He’s not a guy, you say, ‘…I can’t wait to go out with Harvey,'” Aniston said of Weinstein, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Never. You were actually saying, ‘…OK, forget it.’
Although Aniston said she was not personally harassed by Weinstein, she recalled a time when the former Hollywood mogul “came to visit me for a movie to pitch me on a movie.”
“I remember consciously making one person stay in my trailer,” Aniston recalled of her experience, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Weinstein told the publication that Aniston “never had an uncomfortable moment with me.”
Several Hollywood stars have expressed their disgust with cancel culture
Dozens of Hollywood stars and public figures have spoken out against Cancel Culture in recent years. A-list stars such as Chris Pratt, Helena Bonham Carter, Lizzo and Ricky Gervais have all expressed their disgust with cancel culture.
In a 2022 interview with British publication The Times, English actor Bonham Carter criticized the idea that a person’s professional career can be undone because of their personal life.
“Are you banning a genius for his sexual practices? There would be millions of people who, if you looked closely at their personal lives, you would disqualify them,” Bonham Carter said, adding, “You can’t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It’s become quite hysterical, there’s a sort of witch hunt and a lack of understanding.”
Grammy-winning artist Lizzo shared a similar take on cancel culture via social media in January.
“This may be a random time to say this, but it’s in my heart…cancel culture is appropriation,” Lizzo written thethe platform formerly known as Twitter.
“There was real outrage from truly marginalized people and now it’s become trendy and misused and misdirected,” she continued. “I hope we can put an end to this situation and focus our outrage on the real issues.”
In February, “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure opened up about how she dealt with cancel culture, which targeted her because of her faith. During an appearance on the “Unapologetic with Julia Jeffress Sadler” podcast, Bure said she was “cancelled” for her comments about traditional marriage.
“Cancel culture is real, and it’s difficult, and it’s hard,” Bure said on the podcast.
Pratt, the Marvel star who got his start on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” has faced the harsh impact of cancel culture several times during his career. But that did not stop him from sharing and defending his religious beliefs.
During an interview with Page Six, Pratt admitted to being criticized for his beliefs.
“Sure, but it’s not new, it’s nothing new, you know?” Pratt spoke to Page Six about the backlash he received because of his religious views.
“If I was in this world, they would love me like that, but as things stand, I chose to leave this world. It’s John 15:18 to 20,” Pratt continued.
“It’s like this, nothing new, 2,000 years ago they hated him too,” he added, referring to Jesus Christ.
Even English comedian and actor Gervais shared his opinion on Cancel Culture, which he described as “not cool”.
“If it comes down to choosing not to watch a comedian because you don’t like them, that’s everyone’s right,” Gervais told Metro in 2020. “But when people try to Getting someone fired because they don’t like their opinion on something that has nothing to do with their job is what I call Cancel Culture and it’s not cool.