Actress Jennifer Aniston has weighed in on the “cancel culture” phenomenon, suggesting that she may be subject to cancellation for speaking up.
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the Friends alum and movie star took a stand against the current culture surrounding public shaming, casting doubt on the idea that there is no room for redemption for those accused of misconduct.
“I probably just got canceled by saying that. I just don’t understand what it means… Is there no redemption? I don’t know. I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”
Aniston had mixed opinions on the actions of Weinstein, with whom she has met on multiple occasions. The disgraced movie producer has been the center of the #MeToo movement since 2017 after many women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. He is currently serving 39 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.
The 54-year-old Aniston said that Weinstein’s presence in a room made people nervous, and she once had someone stay in her trailer while he was there. “He’s not a guy, you’re like, ‘God, I can’t wait to hang out with Harvey’. Never. You were actually like, ‘Oh, God, OK, suck it up’,” said Aniston.
Jennifer Aniston said she was never harassed by Harvey Weinstein, but "he came to visit me on a movie... And I do remember consciously having a person stay in my trailer." https://t.co/2XBAcOOK1V
— Variety (@Variety) August 22, 2023
The drama between the two strictly stayed on a professional front, according to Weinstein who told the Journal that Aniston “never had any uncomfortable instances with me.” However, Aniston was not around for the dispute that occurred in 2017 when a leaked email from Weinstein said, “Jen Aniston should be killed.”
A rep for Aniston has denied any harassment from Weinstein, stating that the claims are false.
With no personal experience with Weinstein’s wrong doings, it appears Aniston is simply fed up with “cancel culture” and could be in for the “canceled” treatment herself after speaking her mind.
Hey, Jennifer Aniston, I think I speak for each and every one of us who stood up to you and the massive societal pressure to get mRNA jabbed when I say:
Shut up, hypocrite pic.twitter.com/1O0AGwc81O
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) August 22, 2023