Netflix has a well-earned reputation as one of Hollywood’s most liberal platforms.
This streaming company offers a variety of content that is left-leaning:
- Progressive documentaries: Take down the house, Miss Americana
- Liberal Talk shows Patriot Act for Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Wolf: The Break
- The Woke Movies Moxie, Don’t Look Up
That’s on top of the streamer’s massive content deal with the Obamas.
So when Netflix stood by Dave Chappelle when the woke mob attacked him for “transphobic” jokes in his last special, The closerCultural observers were taken by surprise. When faced with blowback, Woke businesses often go out of business.
Netflix. The streamer did it again.
Netflix announced a new, four-special deal with Chappelle where he’ll spotlight veteran comics who deserve a bigger platform. The Hollywood Reporter, for one, isn’t pleased by the news: “But his last Netflix special, October’s The closer, drew considerable criticism from the media as well as from many of his fans for the comic’s lengthy discussion of the transgender movement, segments that were blasted as transphobic.”
“Many” fans? But how many? They were clearly drowned by the support of his fans. Netflix wouldn’t have extended its ties with the comedian for any other reason.
It’s a direct blow to Cancel Culture, Inc., and it wasn’t alone this week.
Amazon removed a rare documentary extolling a black conservative last year…during Black History Month, no less. This behemoth was canceled Clarence Thomas, Created EqualWithout explanation.
The documentary was also available on other streaming services, such as The Daily Wire or Salem Media. Yet this week Amazon restored “Created Equal” to its streaming service. The film’s creative team updated its mailing list on the matter today:
After many complaints from Amazon users – and several members of Congress – Amazon finally got the message. The film reappeared on the site’s streaming services – again without a plausible explanation or apology to us.
Do you want more positive news?
The Washington Post, which slammed Justice Thomas in a disgusting fashion earlier this week, ran a story lamenting that country superstar Morgan Wallen isn’t cancelled.
The Post, like other media outlets, would prefer Wallen to be permanently banned for the sin of saying the “n-word” in a private moment and not with any hostility toward a black person.
Wallen’s fans disagreed. They understood the punishment didn’t remotely fit the “crime,” and some may have noted how the president’s own son used the word repeatedly without any media admonishments. Some clearly understand the media’s hunger to keep the singer canceled. These are the reactions of fans to A Post reporter asking about the “n-word” incident:
I’m aware, but I don’t care,” said a 48-year-old woman from Long Island, who gave her name as Karen. A 19-year-old fan from New Jersey named Diana said this: “Every big pop star, someone digs up dirt on them.” A Long Island man named Miguel, 22, chalks it up to “Everybody makes mistakes.” One woman, who declined to give any name at all, cut to what she believed was the heart of the matter: “Is this going to be a nice article, or are you going to say he’s a racist?
Joe Rogan is still sharing his Spotify podcast with the world despite the Cancel Culture campaign that has been so aggressive in recent years.
The mob, aided and abetted by our censorious media, demanded he stop spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19. This mob was just like many others, and looked at other outlets as well. The ViewWithout any apology, he did exactly that.
Only one View example? Sunny Hostin (co-host) stated that 1% of children diagnosed with COVID-19 would die. It is actually closer to 0.008 per cent.
Rogan did make some mistakes along the way. He apologized to critics who weren’t open to apologies. He agreed to remove dozens of “Joe Rogan Experience” episodes to appease the mob.
Said mob wasn’t appeased, but Spotify stood by him. Maybe it’s because we just learned the podcaster’s $100 million deal with the audio platform is actually worth double that amount?
Cancel Culture won’t be stopped by these wins. The woke mob remains awake and well, ready to strike at any opportunity. Still, the aforementioned news suggest the mob’s power may be waning at long last.
[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto]