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Steve Harvey Slams ‘Cancel Culture’ and Says ‘Political Correctness Has Killed Comedy’

What is interesting, however, is that a lot more people from outside the Right seem to be becoming increasingly critical of the PC/woke/cancel whatever trend. It’s not just Alt-Right/Lite, palecon, and Republican folks anymore. You have mainstream entertainers like Harvey and Chappelle, and increasing more people from the liberal and left end of the spectrum: John McWhorter (a black liberal Democrat), James Lindsay (a liberal atheist who thinks Norway is a model society), Batya Unger-Sargon (a Jewish socialist), Ben Burgis (a writer for the Marxist Jacobin), Caleb Maupin (a full-on Marxist-Leninist), Glenn Greenwald (a gay Jewish liberal), “tankie tube” types like Jackson Hinkle and Infrared, Jimmy Dore, too many others to mention. There is a definitely a pushback against this shit coming from a lot of camps that aren’t normally identified with the Right. This is rather heartwarming because for years I was almost like the one guy outside the Right who saw this for what it is.

By Zach Scharf, Variety

Steve Harvey slammed cancel culture at the Television Critics Association press tour while promoting his new ABC daytime courtroom series “Judge Steve Harvey.” The television host said that it would be impossible for him to do a comedy special in today’s climate because “cancel culture” could cost him his courtroom show and his career.

“The only way I can do one more special is if it’s at the end of my television career because it will end my television career,” Harvey said. “We’re in the cancel culture now. No stand-up that is sponsor-driven can say anything he wants to. Chris Rock can’t. Kevin Hart can’t. Cedric the Entertainer can’t. D.L. Hughley can’t. I can go down the list. The only person that can say what they want to say on stage is Dave Chappelle because he’s not sponsor-driven. He’s subscription-driven.”


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