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Shia LaBeouf accused of brownface & Halle Berry quits her transgender role… to please woke crowds, we must simply #cancelacting

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Halle Berry has announced she is stepping away from a role as a transgender character after causing outrage, while Shia LaBeouf is being accused of brownface. The only way to please these woke mobs is to just cancel acting altogether.

The tragedy that stands tall above all others in the world of pop culture in 2020 is cancel culture moving to the mainstream.

While the trend of targeting and penalizing people for doing or saying things that may not fit with whatever the trending social topic of the moment is has hurt careers and art before, it’s reached a deafening level this year. The worst part is there aren’t many within the entertainment industry who dare to stand up to this groupthink.

One of the latest examples of this spineless bowing comes courtesy of Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry. While the actress has a history of breaking barriers in Hollywood – she was the first black actress to take home the Oscar for Best Actress in 2002 – she was targeted this week for her decision to take on a role as a transgender character.

Berry stirred the hornet’s nest with an Instagram interview where she mentioned the part and made the colossal, irredeemable mistake of referring to the character – supposed to be a woman transitioning into a man – as a “woman” and a “she.”

The backlash was swift, with Berry being accused of misgendering and taking an opportunity away from trans actors.

It took less than a day for the actress to respond by giving up the role and apologizing for her remarks:


Berry is not the first to back away from a transgender role following ridicule from online “activists.” Scarlett Johansson did the same in 2018 after being criticized as a cisgendered woman taking on the role of massage parlor operator Dante “Tex” Gill.........

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