Movie star Johnny Depp this week proclaimed that “no one is safe” from cancel culture and called on people to “stand up” against it.
At the San Sebastian Film Festival, Depp said, “It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted for, this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgment based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that’s exhaled.”
The comments are captured in the video below, around the 8:49 minute mark.
“It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe,” Depp said. “Not one of you. Not anyone out that door. No one is safe. As long as someone is willing, it takes one sentence, and there’s no more ground. The carpet has been pulled.
“It’s not just me that this has happened to. It’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men, children who’ve suffered from various types of unpleasantries, sadly at a certain point, they begin to think that it’s normal. Or that it’s them. When it’s not.”
“It doesn’t matter if a judgment, per se, has taken some artistic license. When there’s an injustice, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you believe in – stand up, don’t sit down. Don’t sit down on ’em, ’cause they need you.”