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The Roundtable: Are the Movies Moving Beyond Cancel Culture?

We may soon see a new ecosystem of celebrities who believe Hollywood is too woke.

"Cancel culture" has become a buzzword of our time, a shorthand for a particular set of political postures and social media strategies. But what attitudes really lie behind the rash of online campaigns against public figures? How is it reshaping our society and public discourse? A panel of commentators joined Roundtable to talk cancel culture, free speech, and contemporary taboos. In this segment, the panel discusses how the entertainment industry may be reshaped as creators tire of the current state of public discourse.

Taylor Ferber notes that Hollywood may soon be part of a backlash against the current state of public discourse.

"I think they're too who concerned with not rocking the boat, with making a paycheck, but there's a part of me that can't really fault them for piping down because at the end of the day, they're so out of touch," she says. "Do we really care what they have to say about social issues and politics when it doesn't concern them?"

Michael Loftus observes an ongoing shift to more independent and transgressive entertainment outside of mainstream film studios.

"We're about to see a huge Renaissance in, in feature Elms and entertainment. Every celebrity I know is doing an independent movie. They're doing something away from the studios," he says. "They're better stories. It's more interesting storytelling. All these celebrities are going start slowly pulling away from the woke studio system."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Joel Comm, Host, The Bad Crypto Podcast

Taylor Ferber, Host, Cancel Me, Baby! Podcast;

Michael Loftus, Editor-in-Chief, The Loftus Report