The Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky said on Fox News Monday that by punishing longtime “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison for speaking out against the mob, ABC canceled the debate on cancel culture.
“In Hollywood, your reputation is how you make money and that’s why these corporations inflict their standards of cultural leftism on the rest of the country,” Jashinsky explained. “It’s because they’re afraid of public relations backlashes.”
This approach, Jashinsky said, is detached from the perspectives most Americans hold about how to deal with tough conversations and dissenting opinions.
“They don’t really understand that the rest of the country agrees completely,” Jashinsky continued. “And I say the rest of the country, that’s usually an overused term but I mean it, really. But broadly the country agrees with everything Chris Harrison just said. He was nuanced. He was thoughtful. He was kind and compassionate. And that’s what most people want to see. They don’t want to see this reflexive, cancel culture.”
The situation created by ABC, Jashinksy said, may not deliver a fatal blow to Harrison’s career as a TV host, but it does enable a cancel culture and mob-driven response that is proven to ruin lives.
“You know what though? At the end of the day, Chris Harrison is going to be fine,” Jashinsky concluded. “But you can draw a direct line sadly from Chris Harrison, to the girl who lost her cheerleading scholarship last year, and to the crazy curriculums we’re seeing pop up around the country. It chills our ability to debate and that’s how we, you know, end up with a summer like last summer.”