Jennifer Aniston is “so over cancel culture.” In a new cover story for Wall Street Journal Magazine, The Morning Show star, 54, told the publication she “probably just got canceled by saying that.” The actress questioned what “cancel culture” means, asking, “Is there no redemption? I don’t know. I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”
Aniston went on to say that while she was not personally harassed by the film producer and convicted sex offender, she did not have pleasant experiences with him. Weinstein is currently serving 39 years in prison, having been convicted in both New York and Los Angeles for rape and sexual assault. The Friends alum recalled a time Weinstein came to visit her on a movie set to pitch her a movie. She ended up having a person present with her in her trailer for her safety. Weinstein told the publication that Aniston “never had any uncomfortable instances” with him.
Earlier this month, Aniston faced criticism over allegedly liking Jamie Foxx’s Instagram post, which was called antisemitic by people online. Foxx ended up deleting the post, and both he and Aniston issued separate statements explaining that they never meant to offend the Jewish community. Aniston wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time: “This really makes me sick. I did not ‘like’ this post on purpose or by accident. And more importantly, I want to be clear to my friends and anyone hurt by this showing up in their feed — I do NOT support any type of antisemitism. And I truly don’t tolerate HATE of any kind. Period.” With Aniston’s latest feature for WSJ Magazine, people on Twitter called her out for trying to cancel Foxx.
If Jennifer Aniston is against cancel culture, why did she try to get Jamie foxx canceled a few weeks ago and is scared of getting canceled now… pic.twitter.com/8CA6d67qBH— Danny (@dannywontmiss) August 22, 2023
Season three of Aniston’s Apple television series is set to return on September 13. The Morning Show, ironically enough, tracks the fallout of a broadcast morning news program after Aniston’s male co-anchor, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), is kicked off the show following allegations of sexual misconduct. The award-winning series explores various perspectives of the #MeToo movement.