Sean Lennon Warns That Cancel Culture Segregates Society
He Says That “No Race or Culture is ‘The Problem'”
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son, Sean Lennon, has posted a series of tweets about political correctness. His Twitter thread reflected his belief that this has a negative impact on “culture”. He began by sharing his personal experience growing up and being brought up by a Japanese mother.
“When I was young ppl used to say racist shit about Asians around me all the time and then be like ‘Oh sorry! But you’re not reeeally Asian so…’,” he wrote, “and I think they sincerely thought that would make me feel better.”
“I’m not exactly sure why I brought that up,” he continued, “but I think it’s because I want to say that I grew up in a time when there was zero political correctness.”
He further explained why he thinks that political correctness and “morality policing” are dividing society and basically making things worse.
“I am very sad that I feel like I have to say the following but here goes: Asians are not the problem. Blacks are not the problem. Jews are not the problem,” he continued. “And yes, Whites are not the problem either. No race or culture is ‘the problem.'”
He went on to say that after visiting several cities and countries, he can conclude that there’s “an EQUAL distribution of shitty ppl and good ppl in EVERY human population.”
“I am simply saying we should check our strategy if we are not getting the results we intended,” he clarified. “I don’t know what the solution is, but I suspect that over sensitizing ppl to arbitrary characteristics like skin colour may be doing more harm than good.”
When I was young ppl used to say racist shit about Asians around me all the time and then be like ‘Oh sorry! But you’re not reeeally Asian so…’ and I think they sincerely thought that would make me feel better. I’m not exactly sure why I brought that up but I think…
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) May 23, 2021