This cancel culture mentality works like a forest fire. There is never a point at which it becomes satisfied and relents. No, it just gets bigger and more destructive. Now that ‘fire’ has been threatening no less a figure than Halle Berry.
In an Instagram live interview on Friday, the actor said she had been preparing for the role of a transgender man but had not been officially cast.
“[It’s] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man. She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing,” Berry had said. She added that she wanted to take a “deep dive” into “that world,” likely referring to the trans community.
Halle is one of the more accomplished of the Hollywood elite and has been churning out movies for a very long time. But even being the first Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress wasn’t enough to protect her from the scolding finger of Cancel Culture.
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Usually, Hollywood getting behind an LGBT story is a good thing, right?
Not in this case. This time, Halle Berry ran afoul of the newest edition of the identitarian regulations.
She made the mistake of considering acting in a role as a transgender man. For those who have trouble keeping up with the terminology, that’s someone who was born as a woman but plans to live as a man. And all hell broke loose on her.
Of course, if gender is a social construct, as they claim, one might wonder why such rules are so rigidly applied in the first place.
But she reacted to the mob, yielding ground to them.
“As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories,” she wrote on Twitter.
Note: Cisgender is a person who identifies with the gender that corresponds with their birth sex.
“I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days, and I will continue to listen, educate, and learn from this mistake.”
In other words, it is okay for Halle Berry to play an X-Man, but it is bad if she even considers playing an ex-woman.
Of course, feeding the mob with acts of contrition only emboldens and makes them stronger.
But apparently, we haven’t learned that lesson yet.
Parts of this post were first seen at ClashDaily