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Marlon Wayans rips into cancel culture and says movies like White Chicks are needed in society

Marlon Wayans rips into cancel culture and says movies like White Chicks are needed in society

He's refused to change his comedy style to appease younger fans.

White Chicks star Marlon Wayans has lashed out at political correctness in the wake of a question that, if the 2004 film were made today, it wouldn't make the cut.

Wayans told Buzzfeed that he refuses to let political correctness define him and defies cancel culture in the name of comedy.

"I don't know what planet we're on, where you think people don't need laughter, and that people need to be censored and cancelled," Wayans told Buzzfeed.

"If a joke is gonna get me cancelled, thank you for doing me that favour."

When asked if White Chicks, which has copped criticism in recent years for containing 'problematic' themes, Wayans shot the question down.

"I think [films like White Chicks are] needed," he said.

"It's sad that society is in this place where we can't laugh anymore."

He then lashed out at cancel culture and revealed that he refuses to pander to younger, more sensitive generations.

White Chicks, 2004.
Sony Pictures

"I ain't listening to this damn generation. I ain't listening to these folks: These scared-ass people, these scared executives," he told Buzzfeed.

"Y'all do what you want to do? Great. I'm still gonna tell my jokes the way I tell them. And if you want to make some money, jump on board. And if not, then I'll find a way to do it myself. I know my audience."

He added: "My audience comes to my shows every weekend and they leave feeling great and laughing."

He finished up by summarising the showbiz style of his famous family.

"One thing about the Wayans, we've always told the worst joke the best way," he said, as per Buzzfeed.

White Chicks is a 2004 film that stars Wayans and his brother Marlon as two FBI agents who go undercover as white women to try and solve a kidnapping case.

Their respective roles saw the pair don heavy prosthetics and makeup to transform into the movie’s titular ‘white chicks’, Tiffany and Brittany Wilson – a process that unsurprisingly took its time.

Shawn Wayans as Kevin Copeland and Marlon Wayans as Marcus Copeland in the crime comedy White Chicks.
Sony Pictures

Speaking to GQ earlier this year, Wayans said the film took its toll on him and his brother, saying they were spending 14 hours a day shooting.

This didn’t even include the time it took to apply and remove the makeup, he explained.

Wayans, 50, said: "That movie almost killed us.

"Seven hours of makeup. We’d work 14 hours after that. It takes an hour to get the makeup off. Shawn and I would get two hours of sleep for, like, 65 days, or 60 days."

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Entertainment, US News