Dakota Johnson, a third-generation Hollywood star, has come out to slam cancel culture as "horrifying" and said you just cannot cancel "a human being" like they are "an appointment."
As part of an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair, the young actress, aged 32, talked about her personal experiences with growing up in Hollywood as the daughter of actor Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren child star Peter Griffith, stated the periodical in a recent segment that was officially published this past Tuesday.
"My life is incredibly lucky and privileged, and the life I led growing up was remarkable—the places I went and how we lived and what we were able to experience," stated the superstar in the interview. "But we also struggled with internal family dynamics and situations and events that are so traumatic."
Johnson spoke out about spending her entire childhood on the road between places such as Paris and San Francisco before she continued on to talk about what she labeled as the "heartbreaking" concept these days of "cancel culture."
"What I struggle with in terms of cancel culture is the term cancel culture—the whole concept behind canceling a human being, like they’re an appointment," Dakota explained. "No person will not make mistakes in their life."
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"The point of being alive is figuring it out," she stated. "Hurting other people, harming other people is not okay. There are consequences for those actions."
"But the concept of the Twitterverse deciding if someone just all of a sudden doesn’t exist anymore is horrifying, heartbreaking, and wrong," the actress went on. "I do think that it will pass. I believe that people want to live in a better world, ultimately. Also, Twitter makes up like, what, 12 percent of the world? I mean, some of these people can’t even spell."
In one section of the interview, she started to speak up about the "psychotic" filming process she went through for the trilogy "Fifty-Shades Of Grey," which made her a well-known name.
She then went into detail, explaining that E.L. James, the author of the book series that goes by Erika, has "a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just demanded that certain things happen" and that she "signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making."
When questioned about if Dakota regretted starring in the films, she stated no.
"No. I don’t think it’s a matter of regret. If I had known…" stated Johnson while slowing letting her voice trial off. "If I had known at the time that’s what it was going to be like, I don’t think anyone would’ve done it. It would’ve been like, ‘Oh, this is psychotic.’ But no, I don’t regret it."