Paul Hogan Says Cancel Culture Is 'Sometimes Understandable' But Mostly 'Stupid'
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Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan has spoken candidly about his thoughts on 'cancel culture' in a new interview, calling the trend 'sometimes understandable, and in some cases, stupid.'
Speaking to the hosts of The Project, the 81-year-old spoke of his long spanning career as a comedian, insisting that his humour 'was never designed to hurt anyone' and was never about 'putting down' women.
Rather, Hogan said, his comedy was more about making fun of men 'trying to attract their attention.'
"'Cancel culture' is defined as 'the popular practice of withdrawing support for public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive," Hogan said in the interview.
"In the case of me and the shows I did, it was never designed to hurt anyone," the star said of his series The Paul Hogan Show, which ran from 1973 to 1984.
"I never put [women] down. I was putting down the lengths that boofheads like me would go to, to try to attract their attention. The butt of the joke was always the men, or the guys," he said.
"So if it was sexist towards men, I apologise for that," he joked.
It's not the first time the Aussie star has spoken out against political correctness gone too far. Back in July, he told The West Australian that cancel culture 'is for cretins.'
"I am the livin' picture of political correctness," he said at the time.
"I know what people might be sensitive about," Hogan went on to explain to the publication.
"Sexist is the most common [accusation] against me. But, I don't think I ever did anything with any sort of malice. Some people are hypersensitive but it's understandable I guess. Everything changes as time goes on and we are in the politically correct era."