Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon has shared her opinion on cancel culture, saying, "There's a human cost to exiling people or condemning them for one thing they did in their lives because no one is perfect".
Speaking during a press conference for the second series of her Apple TV+ show The Morning Show, Witherspoon discussed the trend that sees a mass withdrawal of support for someone either online or in person as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure.
She said: "In our culture, there's never been a time of more change, and a more unforgiveable time to live in.
"We all are just humans trying to figure it out. We're all capable of terrible things and we’re all capable of great things, and none of us are just the one horrible thing we ever did.
She added: There’s a human cost to exiling people or condemning them for one thing they did in their lives because no-one is perfect."
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Series one of the newsroom drama The Morning Show proved a hit. With a star-studded cast, and bold themes – the writers took on the #MeToo movement, and explored sexual misconduct in the workplace - the first season ended with an explosive finale, which saw Alex Levy, played by Jennifer Aniston, at breaking point.
After she and her colleagues, Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) and Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup), decided to expose the toxic culture at UBA, Alex quits The Morning Show at the start of series two and escapes to Maine to write her memoir – which leaves Bradley at the helm with Eric (Hassan Minhah), a new co-anchor, by her side.
Meanwhile, we find the show's disgraced former co-host Mitch (Steve Carell) – who was fired in the first series after allegations of predatory behaviour – living in Italy, having left his family and career behind. But can he really escape his past?
The Morning Show season 2 arrives on Apple TV+ on Friday September 17
Source: Press Association