Actor caught in the crossfire as cancel culture nearly claims a life
Ben Fordham has detailed the confronting reality of ‘being cancelled’ as told by actor Hugh Sheridan in The Sydney Morning Herald.
A production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch was cancelled when a group of transgender activists penned an open letter complaining a cisgender actor had been cast in the lead role.
Sheridan, jobless and targeted by online hate, became so depressed he tried to take his own life.
Ben declared his case and others’ indicate cancel culture can be dangerous to individuals and society, contributing to “brain drain”.
“It’s worth highlighting because it exposes the bullying tactics deployed by the cancel culture activists – the same groups who claim to be bullied.”
“It’s almost like the arts have finally cottoned on: cancel culture is not just ridiculous, it’s dangerous.
“Industries lose lots of talented people, and society suffers as a result.”
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