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Former “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is speaking out this week to defend Whoopi Goldberg and Joe Rogan, each of whom have been targeted by cancel culture as of late.

Goldberg is currently in the midst of a two week suspension from “The View” after she claimed that the Holocaust was not about race. Check out the comments that got her suspended below.

Backstory: Calls Grow For Whoopi Goldberg To Be Fired After She’s Suspended From ‘The View’

Meanwhile, the cancel culture mob is pressuring Spotify to cancel Rogan’s podcast for allegedly spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19.

Despite this, Robertson told Fox News that he does not feel that silencing people like Goldberg and Rogan is the answer. 

Robertson Defends Goldberg And Rogan

“Canceling people may shut them up, but it doesn’t change anyone’s convictions,” Robertson said. “I’m about helping people shift their attention away from the lies of the evil one and focusing on Christ. The only way we can do that is to have a discussion. This is why I’m not for canceling even the most outrageous people like Whoopi Goldberg.”

“Let her talk,” he continued. “Show her the same respect you want shown to your side of the political spectrum. Same thing with Joe Rogan – if the people who are screaming are all that confident that they are right, why are they so afraid of his speech?”

In an article on substack called “Canceling Whoopi Goldberg Is the Last Thing We Should Want,” Robertson wrote,  “Let’s live in a world where no one is canceled. Let them talk, and let us respond.” 

Robertson Calls Out Neil Young

Robertson went on to call out Neil Young, who pulled his music catalogue from Spotify over Rogan. 

“I hope Neil Young will remember, he’s said some outrageous things too,” he said. “Treat others the way you want to be treated. If [Whoopi’s] wrong (and I think she probably is), it’ll come to light as soon as we engage in a conversation.”

Robertson explores cancel culture in his new book“Uncanceled: Finding Meaning and Peace in a Culture of Accusations, Shame, and Condemnation,” and he feels this phenomenon has “gone too far.”

Backstory: Spotify Removes Neil Young Catalogue After Joe Rogan Controversy

‘We’re All Guilty Of Sin’

“I hope that people would quit accusing each other,” he told Fox News in a previous interview. “We’re all guilty of sin. We all make mistakes. Therefore, you have no excuse to pass judgment on someone else. That’s what people do.”

“They find a mistake you made when you were 18 years old or something you said on the internet long ago,” he added. “Then they go after you with a vengeance. You’re condemning yourself by passing judgment on others. Do you think you’ll escape God’s judgment? In a culture of accusations, shame and condemnation, I’m just trying to speak out about the word of God… Just forgive each other and move on for crying out loud.”

Many will certainly agree with Robertson’s assessment of cancel culture. 

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