You probably haven’t heard the term “cancel culture” before a few weeks ago but it’s been going on for a long time regardless of it finally finding a name.
The most prominent celebrity to fall victim to the concept is Kevin Hart in the days after he accepted the opportunity to host the Academy Awards. Hart made a joke about a hypothetical on what he would do if his son was gay.
And now New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just blasted cancel culture in the most epic way.
You either acknowledge that Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game or you’re just a hater. It really is that simple. Nobody can argue with the fact that since he took over the starting quarterback position from Drew Bledsoe in the early 2000s, Brady has been to the Super Bowl half of his career and has won six of them; equating to a third of his years as a starter.
That’s Michael Jordan-level greatness right there.
And he’s still going to. Many people like ESPN’s Max Kellerman has been saying for years that Tom Brady was going to “fall off a cliff” at the age of 40-years-old but he’s 42 going on 43 and it doesn’t look like that’s happening any time soon. If you saw him on Sunday Night football against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week one then you already know his passing looks as razor sharp as it ever has.
Father time will probably catch up with Brady at some point but it won’t be for a little while.
Brady has a reputation for being a President Trump supporter and for the most part, liberally biased sports media forgive him for that because of his greatness. It’s pretty insulting when you really think about it like that, but to be clear, although he had a red MAGA hat in his locker one time, Brady has never publicly supported Trump and has only said they’ve been friends for a long time. Tiger Woods is the same way.
But Brady has had enough of the liberal pitchfork mob’s cancel culture taking a firm stance in the way that Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr just did with their respective Netflix specials slamming the movement.
Brady was on The Greg Hill Show on Monday and said, “I don’t think anybody is perfect. I think it’s a little unfortunate in the world today, the expectations are perfection for people. And then when we’re less than that, there’s so much blame and shame. I think that’s a hard thing about our culture today. We’re almost asking people to be inhuman. There’s nothing you can do without the utmost scrutiny and everyone wants to see everyone raked over the coals.”
Truer words have never been spoken.
You can read the whole thing here:
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 16, 2019
It just happened to “Saturday Night Live’s” recent hire Shane Gillis who, upon being hired, just hours later, a video surfaced of the comedian making a joke about how much he hates Chinatown and even used racial slurs to describe them.
And on Monday, “SNL” announced they fired Gillis over his comments.
A spokesperson said, “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL. We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”
Maybe they just didn’t vet him well enough or maybe what he said was actually pretty offensive, but sometimes their entire job is to specifically do that. Let’s all stop being so sensitive over everything. Brady is right.