Editorial

Dan Aykroyd Supports ‘Rightly’ Canceling Comedy That Is Offensive

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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It sounds like Dan Aykroyd thinks some comedy should be canceled.

Canceling comedians and jokes that offend people has been in the news a bunch lately because the woke mob hated Dave Chappelle’s latest special. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, you might think that Aykroyd, who has a long comedy career, would stand for the rights of people trying to make others laugh. Well, you’d be wrong!

Aykroyd told The Hollywood Reporter the following when asked about comedy and cancel culture:

There is enough range in humor where you don’t have to go scatological and you don’t have to go pulling any divisive cards to get a laugh. There is so much in the world to comment on that is outside the realm of offensiveness. As a writer, you can go to other areas and have successful creative endeavors. Scatological humor is fun. It’s easy laughs. But there is more intelligent writing that can happen if you stay away from the offensive material that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness. Who can be the subject of an impression today? That’s an area of discussion. Can I do my James Brown imitation? He was one of my best friends. I do his voice pretty good. But maybe I shouldn’t anymore.

This is the 100% wrong opinion to have on this subject. It’s wrong from start to finish. We should 100% not be canceling comedians who make offensive jokes.

If you don’t like the jokes, then don’t listen. It’s that simple. Nobody holds a gun to your head and forces you to buy a ticket.

If you don’t like Dave Chappelle’s comedy, then don’t turn it on! Why is this such a mystery for everyone? The idea that we should be canceling comedians is beyond stupid.

The fact Dan Aykroyd supports the idea that there’s comedy “that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness” is incredibly disappointing.

The man is a legend in the acting and comedy game. Of all people that should be standing up for comedy, you’d think it’d be him.

It’s a good thing Patrice O’Neal isn’t still alive to see this nonsense because he would lose his mind.

What a terribly disappointing statement from Aykroyd. I guess I shouldn’t expect better, but I somehow always do.