Comedian Katt Williams has both defended cancel culture and denied that it even exists in a recent interview, saying cancel culture helps people “be more sensitive” in the way they talk.
He also bizarrely claimed comics have a duty to “please the most amount of people” with their art. His defense comes amid a growing backlash against cancel culture from prominent standup comics, including Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
Katt Williams made the remarks in a recent interview on The Joe Budden Podcast. At one point, he was asked about the repercussions cancel culture has had on comedy.
“Nobody likes the out-of-bounds, but the out-of-bounds gotta be there, or you’ll run up in the stands, right? So some of these things are for the benefit of everything,” Williams said.
“Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason. My