The so widespread “culture of cancellation”, very present in our days and called to boycott in all areas a person who has carried out immoral acts, usually a celebrity, has its detractors among the entertainment world. One of them is the actor Bryan Cranston, who recently gave his opinion through a clip, released by the Associated Press on social networks, about one of the most typical debates today.
Bryan Cranston hopes the new year brings changes to “cancel culture.” pic.twitter.com/Mynsl1fRZF
? AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) December 30, 2020
In a clear and sincere way, the actor positioned himself against it based on an idea, or rather a question: “Where does forgiveness live in our society?”. And is that the protagonist of ‘Breaking Bad’ does not agree that a person should be ostracized for the rest of his days, despite the repulsive act he may have committed. The actor believes that forgiveness and reconciliation are two concepts that are no longer valued: “there is less forgiveness in our world”, He said.
But he was much tougher in his opinion on the subject before throwing that question at us: “I think our societies have become tougher and less understanding, less tolerant, less forgiving. My question today was: Where does forgiveness live in our society? Where can we accept someone’s behavior if they are sorry, if they apologize and take responsibility? “.
Regaining forgiveness, giving people a second chance, would be very beneficial for us as a society., concluded Cranston: “I think we need to take a second look at that, exhale, and realize that asking and receiving forgiveness are not weaknesses, but human strengths.”.
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In fact, Cranston’s opinion on the matter is consistent with the types of papers he usually chooses: he is very fond of characters that show moral ambiguities. Let’s remember his most iconic role, that of Walter White in ‘Breaking Bad’. A chemist and family man who is diagnosed with cancer and starts cooking methamphetamine to earn illegal money and give it to his family for when he is gone.
Or his most recent role in the Showtime miniseries ‘Your Honor’; a reputed judge who tries to cover up for his son after hitting a person and running away. In relation to this role, the actor admitted to Vanity Fair his inclination for these types of characters: “I think the moral ambiguity of this is something that people struggle with all the time. It’s one of those questions that is asked in a theoretical world.”Cranston said.