Katt Williams Shuts Down Idea Of ‘Cancel Culture,’ Says Comedians Worried About It Should Find New Gig

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Katt Williams shut down the idea of “cancel culture” and said comedians who are worried about it should find another career to pursue.

“Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary,” the 49-year-old comedian shared during his appearance on “The Joe Budden Podcast.” The comments were noted by Fox News in a piece published Monday.

“Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason,” he added. “My point is, [people] weren’t all that extremely funny back when they could say whatever they wanted to say. At the end of the day, there’s no cancel culture. Cancellation doesn’t have its own culture.” (RELATED: Chris Rock Rips Cancel Culture, Says People Are ‘Scared To’ Speak)

“I don’t know what people got canceled that we wish we had back,” Williams continued. “Who are they? It’s done for the reasons it’s done for and it helped who it helped. If all that’s going to happen is we have to be more sensitive in the way that we talk, isn’t that what we want anyway?” (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Care What You Think Of Me’: Kelly Osbourne Criticizes Cancel Culture)

The “Friday After Next” star explained that as a comedian one’s job is to “please the most amount of people with” one’s “art.”

“So if you wanna offend somebody, nobody took those words away from you,” Katt shared. “But don’t call somebody this word when you know it affects all of these people.”

“If these are the confines that keep you from doing the craft God put you to, then it probably ain’t for you,” he added. “Growth is part of being an adult.”

The comments were similar to ones recently shared by comedian Seth Rogen when he said comedians complaining about “cancel culture” should just “accept it” if their jokes “have not aged well.”

“I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well … But I think that’s the nature of comedy,” Rogen explained. “I think conceptually those movies are sound and I think there’s a reason they’ve lasted. Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last.”

“I don’t understand what they’re complaining about,” the “Knocked-Up” star added. “If you’ve made a joke that’s aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think it’s aged terribly, then say that.”