Top 10 anti-woke celebrities who held their ground in 2020. By Zachary Leeman.
7. Nick Cave
Musician and author Nick Cave will never be someone accused of not being willing to tell it like it is, and he did exactly that in a letter this year posted to his website torching cancel culture as “mercy’s antithesis.”
“Political correctness has grown to become the unhappiest religion in the world. Its once honourable attempt to reimagine our society in a more equitable way now embodies all the worst aspects that religion has to offer (and none of the beauty) — moral certainty and self-righteousness shorn even of the capacity for redemption,” he wrote.
Cave of course made waves with liberals whose contentment is entirely based on their belief that they are righteously doing battle for the betterment of mankind when they slap some keys on a laptop and attack anyone with differing opinions.
There were few responses to Cave’s actual points though and mainly just accusations based on his being white and straight and, therefore, unable to have an opinion on the matter, proving the singer is right that cancel culture is simply “bad religion run amuck.” …
1. Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan’s success in the world of podcasting perplexes Hollywood celebrities stuck in their liberal bubbles….
What’s behind Rogan’s success is a combination of his everyman, working class style and his ability to talk and engage with absolutely anyone on almost any subject. His natural curiosity and willingness to learn more about a subject before having an ironclad opinion on it is a rare thing to see from someone in the public eye today, and it’s also led to pretty major backlash.
Rogan has been slammed as racist for associating with conservative thinkers like Alex Jones, who he invited on his show once again this year, and transphobic for having the simple opinion that perhaps sports should have rules that take into account natural genetics when it comes to transgender athletes. Rogan has even faced defiance from liberal Spotify employees, triggered by his massive contract to move his long-running show over to the platform. Rogan’s response has been pure mockery and refusal to stay away from controversial subjects or jokes.
Even with his new Spotify deal though, Rogan remains an independent success. He owns his own pirate ship and relies on no one else to pay the bills or give a stamp of approval to everything he says. Independence is really the only way for non-liberal artists to find any success these days, and Rogan is proving day in and day out the limitlessness to the success one can have on their own. He bows to no one, offers no empty apologies, and is definitely the biggest thorn in wokeism’s side.
hat-tip Stephen Neil