Judy Sheindlin, more widely known as Judge Judy, is laying down the law on cancel culture. In a new interview touching on her latest career moves, the family court judge and TV personality said that cancel culture and the “PC police” are turning America into a “frightening place.”
“I’m not a big fan of the PC police,” she said, according to The Daily Wire.
Judge Judy speaks out
Judge Judy garnered attention in 2020 when she endorsed Democrat and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president, The Daily Wire noted. While that didn’t turn out to be the wisest move, her instincts on this topic seem to be right on the money.
“To have a fear of speaking your opinion, for fear of being put on somebody’s list and canceled? It’s a frightening place for America to be,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Is it PC to say to people who are 19 or 23 years old, have no job, no prospects, and six children, ‘Find something else to do with that organ?’ No. But where I come from, I’ve seen the ravages of that kind of neglect,” she added.
Sheindlin also spoke out against court-packing, calling it a “dumb idea.”
“We’ve worked brilliantly in this country with the Supreme Court exactly the way it is. Changing it makes absolutely no sense to me, except politically,” the TV judge remarked.
Celebs decry cancel culture
Sheindlin isn’t alone. A number of celebrities — especially, it seems, though not exclusively, of an older generation who grew up in a more tolerant and free world — are alarmed by the rise of cancel culture and its ravenous, Maoist cruelty. And it isn’t D-listers who are speaking out.
The Who frontman Roger Daltrey recently said in no uncertain terms that the kids of the “woke generation” aren’t alright, lamenting that the “golden era” seems to be in the past, The Daily Wire reported.
“It’s terrifying, the miserable world they’re going to create for themselves,” Daltrey said. “I mean, anyone who’s lived a life and you see what they’re doing, you just know that it’s a route to nowhere. Especially when you’ve lived through the periods of a life that we’ve had the privilege to.”
Other celebrities have spoken out on the stifling effect woke culture is having on artistic expression and the pitfalls of trying to make it as an entertainer when one tweet can end a career, including comedian Billy Crystal, rapper Jay-Z, and Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig.
“You could never have the punk explosion nowadays, because of cancel culture and woke bulls***,” Danzig said, according to Breitbart.