News | Entertainment
14 Aug 2022 3:46
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Dakota Johnson is dismayed at the concept of cancel culture

    The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actress, 32, said no one will get through life without making mistakes and "cancelling" them reduces people to the same status as an axed appointment

    She hit out in an interview with the July/August issue of Vanity Fair:

    "What I struggle with in terms of cancel culture is the term cancel culture - the whole concept behind cancelling a human being, like they're an appointment.

    "No person will not make mistakes in their life. The point of being alive is figuring it out."

    She added even though hurting others "is not okay", social media users shouldn't be able to decide someone no longer exists as some of them are illiterate - and the actress predicted so-called cancel culture will pass.

    Johnson, daughter of actors Don Johnson, 72, and 64-year-old Melanie Griffith, went on: "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.

    "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."

    Johnson - famed for playing Anastasia Steel in the 'Fifty Shades' film franchise and who has been in a relationship with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, 45, since 2017 - also shared her outrage at being dragged into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's war.

    An old YouTube clip showing Depp's bandaged middle finger in 2015 - the result of a row the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star, 59, had with 36-year-old 'Aquaman' actress Heard before their defamation court battle - emerged titled 'The EXACT moment Dakota Johnson KNEW Amber Heard was VIOLENT towards Johnny Depp'.

    Johnson told Vanity Fair: "I was like, 'For the love of God, why? Why am I involved in this?'

    "I don't remember that at all, but please, take me out of this."

    She added about the reason she appeared in 'Fifty Shades': "I'm a sexual person, and when I'm interested in something, I want to know so much about it. "That's why I did those big naked movies... ."

    Read the full story - 'Dakota Johnson on Family, Sexual Agency - and the "Psychotic" making of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'" - by Britt Hennemuth in Vanity Fair's July/August issue and on

    Cover and press photo by Ryan McGinley/Vanity Fair.

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     12 Aug: Dame Olivia Newton-John's husband John Easterling says his late wife was the "most courageous woman"
     12 Aug: Michael K. Williams "never felt more ugly" in the aftermath of his facial scar
     12 Aug: Dionne Warwick says her friend Dame Olivia Newton-John was a "sweetheart"
     12 Aug: Halle Bailey received "words of encouragement" from her grandparents following the racist abuse to her 'The Little Mermaid' casting
     12 Aug: Heather Rae El Moussa shared a sonogram photo of her unborn son
     12 Aug: Millie Bobby Brown felt "powerless" during her "unhealthy" relationship with her ex Hunter Ecimovic
     12 Aug: Steve Martin isn't going to look for any more acting roles
     Top Stories

    The established midfielders in the Wellington Lions squad are happy to have a youngster providing competition for their starting spots More...

    A milestone birthday for our Interislander ferry service More...

     Today's News

    One end of a street in Auckland's Point Chevalier has been submerged as water burst from the ground 21:49

    Police are asking for sightings of a van involved in a hit and run in Christchurch 21:19

    Schools across New Zealand are struggling to fill teacher positions in nearly every subject 18:59

    The established midfielders in the Wellington Lions squad are happy to have a youngster providing competition for their starting spots 18:39

    Law and Order:
    Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize-winning author and fierce critic of religion with a bounty on his head 18:09

    The Springboks are relishing the chance to unleash their World Cup winning loose forward trio to dish out further torment for the All Blacks 18:09

    Accident and Emergency:
    The pilot and passenger of a light aircraft have survived a plane crash in the Nelson Lakes region 17:39

    A new partnership has been agreed between by iwi and four maori health providers 17:29

    Belief from the Springboks camp that Richie Mo'unga's inclusion at first five bolsters the All Blacks for tomorrow morning's second test 16:19

    The All Blacks are determined to right the wrongs of the first test against South Africa when they meet again tomorrow morning at Ellis Park 16:09

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd