For about a year now, Fox News and the conservative media have been obsessed with the concept of “breaking culture”. Their feelings on this matter have only intensified since Donald Trump was “canceled” by Facebook and Twitter for inciting a riot.
Conservative media found a strange ally in stand-up comedians. While many in comedy have left-leaning politics, many also believe that the idea of breaking off culture is threatening their livelihoods. Seth Rogen had some advice for her during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning.
The hosts asked the actor / director if his films were aging poorly. “There are certain jokes that certainly haven’t aged well, but I think that’s the nature of comedy, ”Rogen replied. “I think conceptually these films are sound and I think there’s a reason they took as long as people are still watching and enjoying them today. Jokes aren’t things that are necessarily built to last. “
Rogen then called out his colleagues. “If you’ve made a joke that has aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think it’s aged terribly, say so. “
The comedian concluded, “MeI have never made a joke on my twitter that is outwardly terrible in any way and if so I would ask why you did that. Saying terrible things is bad. So if you’ve said something terrible, you should deal with it in some way, in any way, or in some form. I don’t think that breaks culture. You say something terrible when you do that. “
Usually, when Fox News says someone has been canceled, it is that the person has consequences for their actions. However, during this current culture war, nothing is out of bounds for the network.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.