Dynasty actress, Joan Collins speaks out on why she doesn’t participate in social media.
Collins has received several accolades recognizing her work including a Golden Globe Award, a People’s Choice Award, two Soap Opera Digest Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 1983, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In a conversation with The Sunday Times, she discussed why she’s not a fan of the social sharing platform.
“I don’t want to engage in any way, shape, or form with these morons,” she said. She emphasized her fear of being misunderstood or having her messages be lost in translation.
The 88-year-old Dynasty star isn’t one to hide her stance on social media. For example. in speaking on her feelings towards Pince Harry and Meghan Markle, she believes they’ve had plenty of exposure in recent years.
“I think they’ve had enough oxygen in the press,” she stated bluntly when asked.
Although she didn’t elaborate on her opinions about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, she did have something to say about TV personality Piers Morgan. Morgan shocked audiences by walking off the set of Good Morning Britain in response to Markle’s comments made in her interview with Oprah.
“He’s more interesting than any of them,” she said.
Collins admits fear of ‘cancel culture’ is real
Collins took the opportunity to get real about her feelings on cancel culture or call-out culture. The modern stigma takes place when someone is excluded from social circles due to having been “cancelled”. The idea is that a person can be “cancelled”
It’s basically a public backlash in response to a celebrity or other public figure that does or says something offensive. Often fueled by a political agenda, the call to cancel someone will in some cases effectively lend their career or result in punishment from their employer.
“People can’t say what they think, because they’ll get cancelled,” Collins continued. “Dredging up tweets from 15 years ago, about what somebody might have said when they were 14, I think that’s sick.”
She also came to the defense of the late Sir Winston Churchill. The former Prime Minister has received some harsh criticism in recent years.
“I was too young at the time to realize, but they were on our doorstep. If it hadn’t been for Churchill we would all be walking around with swastikas,” she said.
Collins spoke with Daily Mail while promoting her upcoming book Unapologetic Diaries emphasizing her fear of backlash.
“[You] can’t say anything these days without being canceled. What am I allowed to say?”
She continued stating “Well, forget it! I’m not kowtowing to cancel culture. Can’t say this, can’t say that. I’m like my father [the late theatrical agent Joe Collins] in that regard. Nondiplomatic. I think it’s a Gemini thing.”