Sharon Stone is fed up about cancel culture. The 63-year-old Hollywood actress vehemently spoke out against the popular practice of people dog-piling on an individual or company to silence or deplatform them for behavior or speech that some deem to be offensive.
Stone made an appearance on SiriusXM's "Just Jenny" radio show, where she railed against cancel culture and urged people to be more understanding of one another.
"I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen," Stone told host Jenny Hutt on Monday. "I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it's offensive to you, it's a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other.
"We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything," the "Basic Instinct" star explained after Hutt asked if she thought celebrities are "afraid to have real conversations."
Stone implored everyone to "give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding."
"Stop being so small. People have done so much more than one sentence," she pointed out.
The "Casino" actress encouraged people to "grow up" and "grow some empathy."
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Stone isn't the only celebrity who has voiced concerns with parts of society embracing cancel culture.
After cancel culture efforts were successful against former Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond and Mumford & Sons banjoist Winston Marshall, HBO host Bill Maher raged against "woke" brats who try to get people fired using Stalinesque tactics.
Maher warned, "Cancel culture is real, it's insane, it's growing exponentially, and it's coming to a neighborhood near you. If you think it's just for celebrities – no. In an era when everyone is online, everyone is a public figure."
The outrage mob attempted to cancel comedian Bill Burr after they disapproved of 'the "cis white male" presenting the Grammy Award for "Best Regional Mexican Album," and mocking feminists. Burr previously ridiculed cancel culture as "20 people with a hashtag," and he doesn't pay attention to online commentators.
Disney fired "The Mandalorian" actress Gina Carano for social media posts that were considered to be "unacceptable."
"I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob," Carano lashed back. "I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can't cancel us if we don't let them."
On the topic of cancel culture, Matthew McConaughey told Joe Rogan, "We're making people persona non grata because of something they do that is right now deemed wrong or it's the hot point in a hot topic right now. You can't erase someone's entire existence. Where the heck does some forgiveness go?"
Eminem released a music video in retaliation to Gen Z scandalmongers who tried to cancel the rapper for decade-old lyrics that they didn't approve of.
Even left-wing blowhard Keith Olbermann deemed cancel culture to be "very draconian and foolish."