Acclaimed screenwriter and director Paul Schrader has condemned woke cancel culture, calling it “infectious” and comparing it to the coronavirus Delta variant.
Paul Schrader — who wrote Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation of Christ and directed American Gigolo, Affliction, and First Reformed — said cancel culture has created a climate of fear even among friends.
“Cancel culture is so infectious, it’s like the Delta virus,” he said in an interview with Deadline. “If your friend says, ‘they’re saying these terrible things about me that aren’t true’, you’re afraid to come to their defense, because you might catch that virus too.”
Schrader said he thinks the