Jennifer Aniston says she's 'so over' cancel culture

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Jennifer Aniston has used a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal to discuss her feelings on cancel culture and it appears the Friends star is not a huge fan of the movement.

In the interview with WSJ, Aniston exclaimed that she is "so over cancel culture" before adding, “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.”

On the subject of Weinstein - the convicted sex offender and former movie producer who is currently serving a 39 year sentence in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles - Aniston spoke of his reputation, saying, “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,'.

"I remember actually, he came to visit me on a movie to pitch me a movie. And I do remember consciously having a person stay in my trailer.”

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On October 31, 2017, Weinstein infamously wrote "Jen Aniston should be killed" after he incorrectly heard the National Enquirer was working on a story claiming he assaulted The Morning Show actor.

Despite her personal views on cancel culture, Aniston's The Morning Show on Apple TV+, which returns for a third season this fall, does in fact focus heavily on a Me Too movement situation, with the dominant storyline focusing on the fallout from sexual harassment allegations against a prominent morning news anchor, played by Steve Carrell.

Speaking of the show and how it came to be alongside her co-star Reese Witherspoon, Aniston said, “The material that I was interested in or she was interested in wasn’t really being made. And if it was, we weren’t the actresses getting the opportunities. So we were given the wonderful option of being able to create our own material.

“You think about ownership as a woman in the media industry—it just didn’t exist. Being that we’re female, there’s a level of understanding, compassion and consideration that I think doesn’t always exist amongst the dudes."

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Looking back over her glittering career, which has also had to battle against some extremely difficult struggles with fertility treatment, the 54-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor mused over her previous attitudes towards her work and how she has evolved over the course of the last three decades.

“There was a time in my world, my career, where I realized it’s not being aggressive or combative or bitchy or emotional to stand up for what you deserve and what you want. It’s a tough muscle to build. And also be loved and respected. It’s hard to achieve.”

Featured image credit: Steve Granitz / Getty

Jennifer Aniston says she's 'so over' cancel culture

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Jennifer Aniston has used a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal to discuss her feelings on cancel culture and it appears the Friends star is not a huge fan of the movement.

In the interview with WSJ, Aniston exclaimed that she is "so over cancel culture" before adding, “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.”

On the subject of Weinstein - the convicted sex offender and former movie producer who is currently serving a 39 year sentence in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles - Aniston spoke of his reputation, saying, “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,'.

"I remember actually, he came to visit me on a movie to pitch me a movie. And I do remember consciously having a person stay in my trailer.”

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Credit: Stephane Cardinale/Getty

On October 31, 2017, Weinstein infamously wrote "Jen Aniston should be killed" after he incorrectly heard the National Enquirer was working on a story claiming he assaulted The Morning Show actor.

Despite her personal views on cancel culture, Aniston's The Morning Show on Apple TV+, which returns for a third season this fall, does in fact focus heavily on a Me Too movement situation, with the dominant storyline focusing on the fallout from sexual harassment allegations against a prominent morning news anchor, played by Steve Carrell.

Speaking of the show and how it came to be alongside her co-star Reese Witherspoon, Aniston said, “The material that I was interested in or she was interested in wasn’t really being made. And if it was, we weren’t the actresses getting the opportunities. So we were given the wonderful option of being able to create our own material.

“You think about ownership as a woman in the media industry—it just didn’t exist. Being that we’re female, there’s a level of understanding, compassion and consideration that I think doesn’t always exist amongst the dudes."

size-full wp-image-1263223728
Credit: Steve Granitz / Getty

Looking back over her glittering career, which has also had to battle against some extremely difficult struggles with fertility treatment, the 54-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor mused over her previous attitudes towards her work and how she has evolved over the course of the last three decades.

“There was a time in my world, my career, where I realized it’s not being aggressive or combative or bitchy or emotional to stand up for what you deserve and what you want. It’s a tough muscle to build. And also be loved and respected. It’s hard to achieve.”

Featured image credit: Steve Granitz / Getty