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“Succession” star Brian Cox blasted “woke culture” and millennials who he said happen to be the current arbiters online that are “shaming” people and trying to cancel those with who don’t agree with them.
During the 77-year-old actor’s appearance on Tuesday’s “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” the legendary Scottish actor talked about his career and agreed with the host that the current state of the world is upsetting.
“Are things worse now, or is our perception of life worse because of things like social media, inflaming everything?” Morgan asked.
Cox said, “social media” doesn’t help and said it “hinders rather than helps.”
“And I think it points up two readily inadequacies that we can actually — and the whole woke culture, I think is truly awful,” the HBO star added.
Morgan and Cox agreed on how awful the “shaming culture” is, as the host noted the “incessant need to shame and bury people.”
“I don’t know where it comes from? the “Braveheart” star replied. “Who are the arbiters of these — this shaming. And it’s very hard to pin them down. And it turns out it’s usually a bunch of millennials.”
"Succession" star Brian Cox: "The whole woke culture is truly awful."
Piers Morgan: "And the shaming culture."
Cox: "I don't know where it comes from. Who are the arbiters of this shaming? … It turns out it's usually a bunch of millennials." pic.twitter.com/4r4jUtplxh
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“I suppose in a way they’re probably saying, ‘Well, you’ve all screwed it up, so we may as well do something about it,'” Cox continued. “But it’s from the wrong principle. It’s the wrong — comes from the wrong place.”
The host replied, “And who gave them the halos?”
“I don’t like the way she’s been treated, actually,” the Emmy award winner said. “I think she’s entitled to her opinion; she’s entitled to say what she feels. As a woman, she’s very much entitled to say what she feels about her own body, and there’s nobody better to say that, as a woman.”
“So, I do feel that people have been a bit high-and-mighty about their own attitude towards J.K. Rowling, quite frankly,” he added.
He’s also previously slammed the censorship by the woke culture of things like Roald Dahl’s novels, calling it “disgraceful” and more.
"We can't start rewriting works of literature because it suits our so called moral code."
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