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Bryan Cranston says ‘cancel culture’ breeds ‘less forgiveness in our world’

Bryan Cranston isn’t a fan of cancel culture.The 64-year-old actor addressed the notion — the practice of publicly admonishing and potentially ending the careers of public figures when they make remarks or take actions deemed inappropriate or insensitive — in a video interview posted by The Associated Press on Twitter on Thursday.”We live in this cancel culture of people airing and doing wrong — either on purpose or by accident — and there’s less forgiveness in our world,” the “Breaking Bad” star said. “I think we’re unfortunately in a courser environment. I think our societies have become harder and less understanding, less tolerant, less forgiving.”BRYAN CRANSTON REVEALS HE HAD COVID-19, DONATES PLASMA: ‘KEEP WEARING THE DAMN MASK’Cranston said that as he’s been asking himself “where does forgiveness live in our society?”The actor said that he feels that forgiveness can be given to those who are “contrite” and “apologetic.”BRYAN CRANSTON OPENS UP ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY, HANGING OUT WITH TOM HANKS AFTER SYMPTOMS SUBSIDEDHe explained that cancel culture is creating a division in which people are marked “out” or “in” depending on their behavior, making note that even “one mistake” can render someone “gone.”
Bryan Cranston said that cancel culture has created ‘less forgiveness in our world.’ (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Seeing public figures “ostracized for the rest of their lives” has prompted an idea: “I think we need to take a second look at that and exhale and realize that asking forgiveness and receiving forgiveness are not weaknesses, but are human strengths,” Cranston said.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Emmy winner isn’t the only star to have questioned the value of cancel culture, as singer Williow Smith spoke out about the subject on an episode of “Red Table Talk.”CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER”I’m seeing people shaming others, like saying really terrible things, shaming people for what they’re choosing to say or shaming people for not really saying anything at all,” said the 20-year-old star. “But I feel like if we really want change, shaming doesn’t lead to learning.”

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