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Cincinnati comedian defends cancel culture: “Nobody likes the shoulder of the road but it's there for a reason”

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Cincinnati comedian Katt Williams stood up for cancel culture and defined it as the actions of people of color striking back against people taking advantage of those beneath them, as The Blaze reports.

Williams made the comments on the Joe Budden Podcast, to which he was invited. The remarks were published on Friday.

“If you ask all of the people that didn't make it to the NBA, if you ask them if we just lower the goal down another foot, they would all tell you they'd make it. Nobody likes the out of bounds but the outta bounds gotta be there, or you'll run up in the stands, right?” the comedian replied when asked how he felt about cancel culture.

“So, some of these things are for the benefit of everything. Nobody likes the speed limit but it's necessary, nobody likes the shoulder of the road but it's there for a reason,” he continued, according to The Blaze.

“My point is those comedians weren't all that extremely funny when they could say whatever they wanted to say,” he went on, making the hosts laugh.

“At the end of the day, there's no cancel culture. Cancellation doesn't have its own culture. That was people of color, that was us policing our own culture, that was people without a voice being trashed by people just because they had a bigger name than them, and more money than them, and a better office than them, they could sweep them up under the rug like they didn't matter,” the Cincinnati star continued.

“I don't know what people got cancelled that we wished we had back. I don't even know, 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? I'm saying your job as a comedian is to please the most amount of people with your art,” Williams emphasized.

“Nobody took those words away from you. But don't use them when you know this affects all of these people. Don't use the R word when you really mean people on the spectrum. Don't say this word instead of saying autistic, don't say this word instead of saying little people. Look, if these are the confines that keep you from doing the craft that God put for you, it probably ain't for you,” the comedian concluded.

The Cincinnati star’s comments on cancel culture gathered an impressive wave of support on social media, with the video attracting millions of viewers.

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