It isn’t news to anyone that social media has been a popular place for cancel culture to thrive. This includes large groups of people that take certain celebrities or products and typically turns them into trending subjects for which they intend to “cancel.” One of the latest celebrities to become targeted by cancel culture was none other than Rambo actor Sylvester Stallone. The actor was targeted because individuals were stating that he had spent $200,000 to join Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Now Sylvester Stallone has responded to the backlash.
Now first off, it’s worth pointing out that cancel culture enthusiasts were outright calling Sylvester Stallone terms such as racist and fascist for joining the Mar-a-Lago club. But it turns out that isn’t actually the case. In fact, Sylvester Stallone even set the record straight when he responded to the backlash against him. Here’s what he had to say on the matter via Instagram:
“I would like to say to everyone that this never happened. This is just not true. It NEVER ever happened.. I mean no disrespect to anyone, I’m simply not a member.. So Keep Punching Folks.”
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It seems that making people guilty until they’re proven innocent isn’t exactly the best route to take. Especially when it comes to cancel culture, it’s almost too easy for social media to spread false information like wildfire. These things simply shouldn’t be exaggerated or taken out of context until all of the facts are laid out. In this case, Sylvester Stallone himself has stated the facts. According to him, he was never an actual member of the Mar-a-Lago club. As such, those saying he was and a racist and fascist for doing so among other things, are actually wrong.
Of course, cancel culture will likely continue to target celebrities and products for the time being. Let’s just hope that the facts will remain clear throughout such attacks and that innocent celebrities like Sylvester Stallone can continue about their business.