Katt Williams Reflects on Cancel Culture in Comedy

“If these are the confines that keep you from doing the craft God put you to, then it probably ain’t for you.”

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Katt Williams sat down in the recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast to speak on the effects of cancel culture and how comics affected by the “limitations” should consider a new path.

The revered comedian was asked for his opinion on how comics can fully function “without judgment and repercussions from cancel culture,” and Williams replied by stating that some aspects of it “are for the benefit of everything.” He continued, “Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason. My point is, [people] weren’t all that extremely funny back when they could say whatever they wanted to say.”

Williams also shared that he doesn’t believe cancel culture exists. “At the end of the day, there’s no cancel culture. Cancellation doesn’t have its own culture,” he said, adding that a comedian’s job is to make as many people as happy. “I don’t know what people got cancelled that we wish we had back. Who are they? It’s done for the reasons it’s done for and it helped who it helped,” he reflected, continuing, “If all that’s going to happen is that we have to be more sensitive in the way that we talk, isn’t that what we want anyway? I’m saying, your job as a comedian is to please the most amount of people with your art. Don’t call somebody this word when you know it affects all of these people.”

“If these are the confines that keep you from doing the craft God put you to, then it probably ain’t for you,” he said.

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