The “woke” Left is growing more dangerous by the minute.
Celebrities continue to bend the knee to wokeness, which only makes the problem worse.
And one rock star begged the insane cancel mob for mercy after uttering four words.
The Left keeps insisting that cancel culture doesn’t exist, but celebrities—and even private figures—continue to get “canceled” for wrongthink.
Actress Gina Carano was fired from Disney’s “The Mandalorian” for essentially voting for Donald Trump and refusing to put gender pronouns in her Twitter bio.
The latest celebrity to be taken out by the mob is Mumford and Sons banjo player Winston Marshall.
His crime: praising a book written by independent journalist Andy Ngo, who wrote the recently released bestseller “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”
Marshall tweeted to Ngo, “Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man.”
All hell broke loose when Marshall tweeted that benign endorsement.
He was mobbed by the Left and pummeled into submission.
Marshall humiliated himself by issuing a groveling apology and announced he was temporarily stepping away from the band:
“Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don’t know, but also those closest to me, including my bandmates, and for that I am truly sorry. As a result of my actions I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots. For now, please know that I realise how my endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behaviour. I apologise, as this was not at all my intention.”
This is truly sickening, and it’s only going to get worse if celebrities continue to bow to the mob.
Ngo has become a nemesis to Antifa and other hard-left figures because of his persistent reportage on left-wing extremist violence, particularly in Portland, which has become Antifa’s de facto home base of operations.
Perhaps the most disturbing development is that Antifa is being protected by the so-called mainstream media either because they’re ignorant of their actual aims (i.e., authoritarian communism), or they’re a convenient cudgel to use against Republicans and conservatives.
Antifa has harassed private citizens, threatened businesses and residents, assaulted politicians in public, attacked police officers, beaten journalists, firebombed courthouses, and even committed cold-blooded murder.
The Hollywood Reporter suggested that the backlash to Marshall was perhaps justified because the band once took a photo with Jordan Peterson:
“This is not the first time Marshall and Mumford & Sons have courted controversy for associating with notorious right-wing personalities. Back in 2018, the band invited Canadian academic Jordan Peterson, who has been accused of transphobia, misogyny and Islamophobia, to visit their London studios.”
The public square is being controlled by censorious leftists who are more than willing to destroy someone’s reputation and livelihood if they can get away with it.
They must be resisted at all costs, not placated.