‘It’s just closing down debates’: Dame Joan Collins, 88, brands cancel culture ‘tragic’ and ‘boring’ and insists she is NOT worried about it
The actress, 88, questioned ‘whether everybody should feel the same way about everything’, after being asked about the movement in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
She also defended Sex And The City’s Chris Noth after he was forced to deny multiple sexual abuse allegations over the past month.
‘It’s just closing down debates’: Dame Joan Collins, 88, has claimed she is not worried about cancel culture while branding it it ‘tragic’ and ‘boring’ (pictured in November 2021)
The Dynasty star said: ‘I don’t worry about it. I think it is tragic that people can get cancelled for having an opposite opinion to one that is currently en vogue.
‘It is just closing down debates, closing down interesting conversations. Why should everybody feel the same way about everything? It is very boring really.’
Joan also recalled how she handled ‘predatory’ men during her early days in the movie industry, decades before the Me Too movement would emerge.
The Golden Globe winner – whose dad had warned her of such encounters – revealed: ‘It didn’t just start when I went to Hollywood.
Tough: Joan also recalled how she handled ‘predatory’ men during her early days in the movie industry, decades before the Me Too movement would emerge (pictured circa 1960)
‘I started in the business at 16 and it started then. I coped with it by laughing a lot. Men cannot stand it when you laugh at them.’
Following Chris’s fourth allegation of unwanted sexual advances, she said during the podcast: ‘Who knows what he did?
‘I know him and I am not going to judge him because who knows who these women are? But his career is wrecked, absolutely wrecked from doing what he did.’
Chris has vehemently denied claims that he raped and sexually assaulted two women – although he admitted to having ‘consensual encounters’ with them.
Both of which are understood to have taken place while he was in a relationship with his wife, Tara Wilson.
He was fired from the CBS drama series The Equalizer after the allegations were levelled against him.
Controversial: She also defended Sex And The City’s Chris Noth after he was forced to deny multiple sexual abuse allegations over the past month (pictured in December 2021)