Actress Sharon Stone, who campaigned for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket in 2020, says today’s Cancel Culture – where “people are afraid of sentences” – is the stupidest thing she’s ever seen.
In an interview on the Sirius XM radio show, “Just Jenny,” on Thursday, Stone was asked for her take on the current “tenor of Cancel Culture and how people are afraid to have real conversations.”
In her answer condemning Cancel Culture, Stone said that exploring different opinions is an excellent way for people to learn, grow and develop understanding:
"I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen. I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it's offensive to you, it's a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other."
Listing the myriad of influences on each individual’s perspective, Stone said that people should work to understand one another, and not pass judgement based on a random statement taken out of context:
"We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything. Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding."
“Stop being so small,” “Grow up,” Stone urged, calling on people to exhibit more empathy towards others:
"Stop being so small. The world is bigger and people have done so much more than one sentence. Like, grow up. Show some empathy. People are afraid of sentences.”