Jessica Moore, aka Jess Hilarious, got questions that need answers. The IG comedienne went on a rant over the weekend challenging the notion of “cancel culture” and asking her fans, ‘why do y’all give up on your own so fast?’
It seems like a valid question — cancel culture takes over anytime a celeb says something out of pocket or even questionable. The “canceling” can happen quite quickly, leaving little or no time for apologies and changed behavior. But, on the other hand, sometimes the cancellations can be valid … like #MuteRKelly.
Clearly, Jess would fall in the former category, not the latter. She has made remarks that many find to be racially insensitive and homophobic, but claims the statements were reactionary and not an attack on a whole group of people. However, she still gets cancelled and seems pretty pissed about it. During her IG rant, the Wild N’ Out star called out people who have no platform for always trying to take the platform away from others.
JessHilarious had some words for y’all pic.twitter.com/SG31Fshyxn
— BADDIE FLEX ✨ (@Tosci_Marie) June 6, 2020
Her comments didn’t sit well with folks on Twitter who doubled down on their efforts to silence the social media star…
Jess Hilarious who is pushing 30 btw is mad because we are holding D list celebrities accountable, YES WE CAN CANCEL YALL WHEN YOU ARE GROWN ASS ADULTS WHO ARE CHOOSING TO SPEW IGNORANCE ON YOUR PLATFORMS. YOU MORE MAD AT BEING CANCELLED THEN RACISM?! COLORISM?! POLICE BRUTALITY?
— jiggaman (@jiggyjayy2) June 8, 2020
yall talking bout jess hilarious like she wasn’t already cancelled for labeling sikh men as terrorists & refusing to get on the same plane as them because she felt threatened for her life. idk how y’all came back from that. y’all still giving her airtime? cut off her mic
— sister nature 💚🌱 (@princessteeeee) June 8, 2020
Jess Hilarious said “y’all don’t have no fucking platform, but y’all tryna cancel everybody with one” forgetting we the ones who gave them a raggedy ass platform. So we give, so shall we take away if y’all just being blatantly ignorant.
— Dreka Jr. ✂️ (@SmdSzn) June 8, 2020
Jess Hilarious talm bout why we canceling everybody…. BITCH WHY TF YALL USING YALL PLATFORMS TO SAY INAPPROPRIATE & INSENSITIVE SHIT. Y’all grown as fuck, y’all know right from wrong. Think about what you say before you say it or post it to yo millions of followers DUH🙄
— 🖤 (@nauty___) June 8, 2020
Still stuck on Jess hilarious saying if we cancel everybody who we gone have ? Lmaooo ummmm bitch a lot of people tf , my family & friends! I don’t care about you mf fake ass “celebrities” tf 🤨
— P0CAHONTA$👑 (@longleggedstar) June 8, 2020
Both sides have a point, but what side are you on?