Marlon Wayans Says Comedies Like ‘White Chicks’ Are “Needed”

In this age of hypersensitivity from certain sectors on the internet, Hollywood studios have changed on they handle certain genres. That includes comedies. In the media, it is popular to pick an old feature film or television show and nitpick it, searching for something to criticize about it. There is some pushback on this from some creators.

Actor and writer Marlon Wayans was being interviewed by BuzzFeed and when asked if his past works, specifically ‘White Chicks,’ could be made today with a “stricter form of censorship.”

“I think they’re needed,” the ‘Scary Movie’ star said. “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 canceled. If a joke is gonna get me canceled, thank you for doing me that favor.”

Wayans discussed the aversions to certain types of comedy and declares he “ain’t listening” to voices saying he should self-censor.

“It’s sad that society is in this place where we can’t laugh anymore,” he continued. “I ain’t listening to this damn generation. I ain’t listening to these folks: These scared-ass people, these scared executives. 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.”

He added, “I know my audience. My audience comes to my shows every weekend and they leave feeling great and laughing. One thing about the Wayans, we’ve always told the worst joke the best way.”

‘White Chicks’ is a 2004 comedy film where Marlon and Shawn Wayans play FBI Agents disguised as two caucasian women who have to infiltrate a fashion event. While the movie was critically panned, it was a small hit at the box office. It was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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