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It’s sad that society is in this place where we can’t laugh anymore - Wayans

Comic actor Marlon Wayans has said his 2004 comedy movie "White Chicks" was all about laughter, noting that those who would like to see it cancelled or censored are not worth listening to.

A scene from the movie White Chicks

“I think they’re needed. I don’t know what planet we’re on, where you think people don’t need laughter, and that people need to be censored and canceled. If a joke is gonna get me canceled, thank you for doing me that favour,” he said when asked if White Chicks would survive the cancel culture if it came out today.

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“It’s sad that society is in this place where we can’t laugh anymore. I ain’t listening to this damn generation.”

The comedy star said he would continue to work on his own terms.

“I ain’t listening to these folks: These scared-a** people, these scared executives. Y’all do what you want to do? Great. I’m still gonna tell my jokes the way I tell them. And if you want to make some money, jump on board. And if not, then I’ll find a way to do it myself. I know my audience. My audience comes to my shows every weekend and they leave feeling great and laughing. One thing about the Wayans, we’ve always told the worst joke the best way.”

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Wayans also spoke about The Curse of Bridge Hollow, a Halloween film released on Netflix earlier this month. It is produced by and is starring Damon Wayans.

“As for potential challenges, no, this is easy. That raunchy stuff is hard. Oh, man, that’s hard. This stuff. This is…I won’t say a walk in the park. I think all comedy is hard, but I think it’s not as desperate. It doesn’t require as much energy. So, that’s what I like about it,” said the comedian.

The movie features stars such as singer Kelly Rowland.

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