Oliver Stone Weighs in on ‘Cancel Culture’
Apparently, Oliver Stone might not have survived today’s culture.
The director recently appeared on the SiriusXM radio show Jim Norton & Sam Roberts where he was asked what he thought of modern Hollywood.
“I’m really out of touch. I can tell you that if I made any of my films, I don’t think I’d last,” he said. “I’d be vilified. I’d be attacked. Shamed.”
He added, “Whatever you want to call that… culture, cancel f—ing culture. I mean it’s just impossible.”
“I would have had to step on so many sensitivities,” he continued. “You have to have some freedom to make a movie, unfortunately. You have to be rude. You can be bad. And you’re going to have to do these things like step on toes. Holy cow. Do you think I could have made any one of those films?”
Of course, the director earned 11 Academy Award nominations and picked up three wins: in 1979 for Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express, in 1987 for Best Director on Platoon and 1990 in the same category for Born on the Fourth of July.
Oh, Oliver. As for “cancel culture,” it’s really quite simple: just don’t be an asshole! Simple right?