When the Woke Mob Comes for One of Your Own

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Kelly Osbourne said in an interview with “Extra” that she wants “counsel culture, not cancel culture.” Although she didn’t address mother Sharon Osbourne’s canceling from “The Talk” directly, it was obvious she was alluding to it:

“I didn’t know what was really going on in this country because I just thought that simply being not racist was enough.

“It’s not, it’s actually not, you have to be actively not racist and educate yourself and learn, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake, everybody’s so afraid of cancel culture I say f**k cancel culture, it’s all about counsel culture.”

Osbourne’s statement is important because, of course, she is right. Nothing is ever enough to appease the cancel culture. And the worst thing a celebrity can do next to going off the woke script is to apologize.

Cancel culture trophies include celebrities Roseanne Barr, Gina Carano J.K. Rowling, Chris Pratt, Hilaria Baldwin, Kristi Alley and Bryan Adams to name just a few.

But perhaps the mirror these celebrities are peering into is beginning to crack. Osbourne and Baldwin are both older millennials, and it is this group that must clap back at their own peers if things are to change.

Osbourne did something almost unheard of, she spoke truth to power from her very own platform–celebrity media.

Politics is downstream of culture and those of us on the right have been waiting for the feeding frenzy of eating one’s own cohorts to begin. Not because we want to see people suffer, but because so many on the right have been victims of the cancel culture.

Cancel culture is already cutting into celebrity wallets because stars don’t want to appear on certain shows, Hollywood movies have become unwatchable and comedians won’t perform at universities.

Americans are frankly sick to death of being preached to by racist athletes and overpaid celebrities, as this year’s Oscars ratings can attest and Netflix’s viewership continues to tank.

One thing is certain in the current cancel culture. It has created unprecedented opportunities for independent film makers, media outlets, podcasters, meme makers, irreverent comedians and others to build something new. Something we might actually want to watch.