/‘Cancel culture has to stop’

‘Cancel culture has to stop’


Donnie Yen responded to a petition calling for his removal as host of the 2023 Academy Awards ceremony due to his support for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Days before the actor entered “this is a life,” he “Everything everywhere at oncesong nominated for best original songa Change.org petition calling for the removal of Yen as a oscar presenter had amassed tens of thousands of signatures.

The request came after Yen maintained its support for the chinese government and condemned the 2019 Hong Kong protesters in a interview last month for “John Wick: Chapter 4.”

“It wasn’t a protest, okay, it was a riot,” Yen said. G.Q..

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Despite efforts to get Yen out of his role at this year’s Oscars, the actor took the stage March 12 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater to introduce the award for best original song to “naatu naatu“from Indian Telugu Language Film”RRR.”

On the eve of the Oscars, Yen praised the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor michelle yeoh for his work, expressing support and hope for his eventual best actress award. He also addressed the petition.

I am allowed to love my own culture,” he said. Variety in an interview published this week. “I love my own country. Why can’t I be a patriot? This whole cancel/cyberbullying culture online has to stop. You can’t own someone’s thoughts. And you want to silence them? They are totally hypocritical.”

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Although the Oscars have passed, the petition It is still active and currently has more than 114,000 signatures.

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