In a recent interview with the Breitbart News Daily, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has expressed her views over the “cancel culture” in US society and how it was going to be detrimental in the long run as it “creates a culture of fear.”
The presidential hopeful was interviewed by Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart News Daily and, upon being asked about “cancel culture” and how she deals with it, Gabbard expressed that it was important for people as well as leaders in America to advocate free-speech and stand-up for it.
She added that the cancel culture was particularly embraced by the elites in Hollywood, and that such a culture was a “disservice” to America. According to Gabbard, “cancel culture” also discourages people from expressing their views and opinions.
“There are a lot of things people say that I disagree with, that I disagree strongly with, but, you know, look, I'm a soldier. I'm willing to lay my life down for the protection and defense of our rights and freedoms in this country, and I think that that's where we need to get back to as a country rather than thinking that those who disagree with us should be silenced or canceled or told to shut up,” said Gabbard.
As of now, Gabbard topped the Drudge Report and Breitbart News' straw polls after her recent participation in the Democrat presidential debates. She attributed her success to her ability to navigate around the “cancel culture” of Hollywood, D.C., and the media.
“I'm not running to just be the president of Democrats or one group or tribe or another. I'm asking the American people – every single American – for the opportunity to be of service of them to serve and lead them as President of the United States, as commander-in-chief,” Gabbard said.
Gabbard also briefly discussed Hillary Clinton, who once expressed that Breitbart News may not have “the right to exist.” Gabbard said that Clinton was an exemplification of the “cancel culture,” and further elaborated that her differences with Clinton were more than a mere spat.
“If you do this, you too, will be smeared,” said Gabbard, referring to Clinton and the “cancel-culture.”