Kate Hudson is speaking up on cancel culture and how it affects young people.
Cancel culture began gaining popularity as a pop culture term in 2017 when the idea of “canceling” celebrities for their problematic statements or actions began. Since then, celebs such as R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein have been canceled for their public sex crimes.
Even everyday individuals are not left out, as David Shor, a data scientist, faced backlash on Twitter after tweeting a study from an academic journal that questioned the political consequences of peaceful and violent protests.
Kate Hudson Expresses Sympathy For Younger Kids Amid The Continued Growth Of Cancel Culture
Over the years, the idea of cancel culture has found its way into mainstream politics, prompting Barack Obama to criticize the trend during an interview about youth activism. Hudson has spoken up about how the movement continues influencing the younger generation.
During an interview with the Independent for the new 2022 film, “Glass Onion” — the sequel to the 2019 project, “Knives Out” — the actress began:
“We should hold people accountable who do anything that’s sexist, misogynistic, or racist. We should call out the lack of diversity in companies. Or the lack of women on boards. Kanye should be held accountable for his behaviour. Period.”
The mother-of-three noted that even though “clear things” warranted getting canceled, she felt sympathy for people younger than 40. Hudson stated that while there was a line for people over 40, it sometimes got “challenging” when things were taken too far.
She added that she wanted young people to be able to make art, speak their minds, and take risks without the fear of getting canceled over a “little mistake.” The Academy Award nominee concluded:
“My only thing with ‘cancel culture’ is that it scares the younger generation. They don’t know if what they’re about to say is going to be met negatively or positively, so they just choose to not say anything. I think we can make a little bit of room for the younger generation to find their way.”
Hudson’s take on cancel culture comes soon after actress Helena Bonham Carter expressed her contempt for the movement in an interview. As reported by The Blast, the 56-year-old claimed:
“You can’t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical, and there’s a kind of witch-hunt and a lack of understanding.”
The “Harry Potter” star seemed to imply that cancelation was built on a foundation of hypocrisy by her belief that the “millions of individuals” propagating it would find themselves at the same end of the spectrum if their “personal life” were scrutinized.
Carter also bashed the actions of critics who trolled author J.K. Rowling following her defense of single-sex areas. The British philanthropist had been labeled transphobic after the incident, a claim the “Fight Club” actress called “horrendous.” The actress stated:
“It’s been taken to the extreme, the judgmentalism of people. She’s allowed her opinion, particularly if she’s suffered abuse. Everybody carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma, and you have to respect where people come from and their pain.”
Hudson Does Not Care About Her ‘Nepo Baby’ Tag
Even though she was named as one of the many Hollywood stars who enjoyed the proceeds of being a “Nepo Baby,” Hudson has dismissed the idea. It is worth noting that the “Bride Wars” screen goddess is the daughter of iconic actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell — who were also children of performer parents, per The Blast.
Her brothers, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, also work in Hollywood, while her fiancé, Danny Fujikawa, is a beloved film director. Speaking on the ongoing Nepo baby debate, Hudson clarified that when it came to the “nepotism thing… I don’t really care.” She continued:
“I look at my kids and we’re a storytelling family. It’s definitely in our blood. People can call it whatever they want, but it’s not going to change it.”
The “Almost Famous” actress also claimed that nepotism was more prominent in other industries than Hollywood, but she did not care “where you come from, or what your relationship to the business is. If you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter.”