Dan Aykroyd recently shared his thoughts about “cancel culture” and honestly, he’s one of the only older comedians who seems to be on the right track.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “There is so much in the world to comment on that is outside the realm of offensiveness. As a writer, you can go to other areas and have successful creative endeavors. Scatological humor is fun. It’s easy laughs. But there is more intelligent writing that can happen if you stay away from the offensive material that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness.”
He added that there’s also a conversation to be had about who should be doing impressions of whom, saying about his own impression of his friend James Brown: “I do his voice pretty good. But maybe I shouldn’t anymore.”