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On the latest episode of Candace, comedian Adam Carolla discusses how he’s been able to stave off the “cancel culture” mob and how to spot a conservative in Hollywood.
Ahead of his appearance, Carolla was joined by sports writer Jason Whitlock on the latest taping of his podcast “The Adam Carolla Show.”
Whitlock, known for not going along with the woke crowd, was recently suspended by Twitter after posting about Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and her reported $1.4 million home purchase.
Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She's with her people! https://t.co/HIGZsV7Cj4
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 9, 2021
“I was banned Friday because I criticized the founder of Black Lives Matter, who bought a $1.4 million home in Topanga (California),” Whitlock told Carolla. “And I just find it hypocritical that’s where you choose to live. If you have $1.4 million, or have access to that, there’s a lot of places you can choose to live.”
“That’s a choice she made to live among white people and she’s a hypocrite,” Whitlock continued. “Twitter said I had exposed her personal information without her consent and immediately locked up my account.”
Whitlock was eventually reinstated after a public outcry regarding his suspension.
“My first tweet (after reinstatement) was to retweet my original post,” Whitlock said, “and to tell you all, and I mean this will all sincerity — particularly for those of you that are believers — never apologize to these satanic mother******s.”
Carolla wasn’t surprised by Whitlock’s run-in with Twitter. He could sense something was afoot years before the phrase “cancel culture” even existed, and knew it was time to leave Hollywood and work for himself.
“I pretty much got which way the wind was blowing about 12 years ago,” Carolla told Candace Owens on the latest episode of Candace. “I worked in Hollywood most of my adult life. I sensed something bad. I got a bad feeling.”
“So, I went out and started doing my podcast over 12 years ago. I started making documentaries, and I started working for myself. I’m going to diversify my portfolio because I’m no longer going to count on any jobs coming from networks or Hollywood.”
Carolla realized that in order to say what’s on his mind, he’d have to stray away from Hollywood and the big corporations that control the town.
“I’m a guy that wants to speak his mind. By the way, if you got into comedy and you’re not speaking your mind, get out of comedy,” Carolla said. “That’s the reason you get into comedy. It’s insane. I would go back to being a carpenter if I couldn’t say what I was thinking.”
“So, it started to dawn on me that I’m not going to be able to say what I’m thinking and work in a corporate structure in Hollywood, or for Disney, ABC, NBC, or any of the networks. So, I kind of got it.”
As Carolla and Whitock can attest, those who voice “problematic” opinions in Hollywood are usually cast into oblivion, while others are forced to remain silent. But Carolla has a way to spot a conservative in Hollywood.
“I will tell you a rule,” Carolla said. “Because everyone goes ‘How do you know who are the Hollywood conservatives? How do we know?’ Well, they don’t run their mouth all the time.”
“We all know what Janene Garofalo is doing, Chelsea Handler and Mark Ruffalo. All the huge blowhards, we know. Think about the comedians you never hear a word from. Think about all that’s going on. At the border, Biden, Trump… it’s all fodder for comedians. Picture the comedians who never say a word about it. Those are the conservatives.”
Catch Adam Carolla on the newest episode of Candace airing Friday, April 16.