Marlon Wayans rips into cancel culture and says movies like White Chicks are needed in society
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Marlon Wayans has lashed out at cancel culture and criticism against his iconic film White Chicks.
The 2004 flick is regularly brought up when discussing political correctness and many say there’s no way it could be made in today’s climate.
However, Wayans has hit back at that criticism and said movies like White Chicks deserved its place in Hollywood.
"I don't know what planet we're on, where you think people don't need laughter, and that people need to be censored and cancelled," Wayans told Buzzfeed.
"If a joke is gonna get me cancelled, thank you for doing me that favour."
When asked if White Chicks, which has copped criticism in recent years for containing 'problematic' themes, Wayans shot the question down.
"I think [films like White Chicks are] needed," he said.
"It's sad that society is in this place where we can't laugh anymore."
He then lashed out at cancel culture and revealed that he refuses to pander to younger, more sensitive generations.
"I ain't listening to this damn generation. I ain't listening to these folks: These scared-ass people, these scared executives," he told Buzzfeed.
"Y'all do what you want to do? Great. I'm still gonna tell my jokes the way I tell them. And if you want to make some money, jump on board. And if not, then I'll find a way to do it myself. I know my audience."
He added: "My audience comes to my shows every weekend and they leave feeling great and laughing."
He finished up by summarising the showbiz style of his famous family.
"One thing about the Wayans, we've always told the worst joke the best way," he said, as per Buzzfeed.
Speaking to GQ earlier this year, Wayans said the film took its toll on him and his brother, saying they were spending 14 hours a day shooting.
This didn’t even include the time it took to apply and remove the makeup, he explained.
Wayans, 50, said: "That movie almost killed us.
"Seven hours of makeup. We’d work 14 hours after that. It takes an hour to get the makeup off. Shawn and I would get two hours of sleep for, like, 65 days, or 60 days."