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Director Oliver Stone Says Cancel Culture Would Make It Impossible to Make Films

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By    |   Friday, 31 July 2020 01:52 PM

Oliver Stone believes he would never have made it as a director in Hollywood if cancel culture was around when he first started his career. If anything, the 73-year-old said he would be "attacked" and "shamed" for his films.

"I’m really out of touch. I can tell you that if I made any of my films, I don’t think I’d last," Stone said in an interview on the SiriusXM radio show "Jim Norton & Sam Roberts" on Wednesday.

"I’d be vilified. I’d be attacked. Shamed," the "Platoon" director noted. "Whatever you want to call that culture, cancel f--king culture. I mean it’s just impossible."

Stone admitted there were certain boundaries that had to be pushed in order to make a good film.

"I would have had to step on so many sensitivities. You have to have some freedom to make a movie, unfortunately. You have to be rude. You can be bad. And you’re going to have to do these things like step on toes," he said.

"Holy cow. Do you think I could have made any one of those films?"

Stone faced backlash in 2017 when he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 by actresses Patricia Arquette and Melissa Gilbert and Playboy model Carrie Stevens, Fox News reported.

He responded to claims by Gilbert, who described the audition for the 1991 movie "The Doors" as "humiliating and horrid," in a statement to Deadline.

"We auditioned dozens of actors for roles in 'The Doors' and it was made clear from the outset that our film was going to be a raunchy, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll movie," Stone said. "Anyone auditioning was told the scenes would be rehearsed and performed from a script, with my casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia, present throughout the process to ensure a safe environment for all actors who auditioned."

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