This week’s Saturday Night Live took a swing at the celebrity response to cancel culture, namely at celebrities who never seem to take accountability for their actions. The bit came during the Weekend Update segment, with host Colin Jost interviewing the iceberg that sank the Titanic, played by Bowen Yang, the entire spoof skewering the flippant attitude of celebrities who just want to move on from controversy without ever actually acknowledging their culpability in it.
It’s an ongoing pattern in celebrity culture, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements. A number of high-profile comedians and actors have tried for a “comeback” in the wake of serious allegations of sexual assault, racism, and other problematic behavior despite never actually going away or having been canceled in the first place. Read more