Every other day, a public figure is apologizing for something. Maybe it’s for an insensitive tweet from a decade ago. Maybe it’s singing along to a song. I’m not excusing behavior. But we’ve gotten to a point where people are not only having to constantly apologize to stay in the public’s good graces, but they’re not given an opportunity to grow or do better — hence, cancelled. Our culture has become so sensitive, it’s scary.
Perhaps one of the communities this is impacted the most is comedians. Who’s to blame for this culture? Millennials? Advertisers? Networks? Political parties? I talked to entertainers Ray Ramano, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, Andy Ostroff, Jen Curran, and Aleks Paunovic about it at the Myeloma Foundation’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration. Check it out.