While “canceling” a celebrity on internet personality can have a detrimental affect on that person’s career, Dave is not worried. “OK, emergency press conference time. It took them long enough. Cancel Culture [is] finally coming after Barstool,” he stated at the beginning of his video.
He continued, “Here’s the thing: I’ve been doing this for two decades. I’ve made fun of every group of people. Every race, every creed, every culture — you name it,” he said. “The no-fun club of the Cancel Culture wants to go back, blog-by-blog, video-by-video, day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month, year-by-year, decade-by-decade, and comb through everything we’ve ever f–king said and done, yeah, you’re gonna find a few jokes that missed the mark.”
Video clips of Dave in 2016 comparing Colin Kaepernick to Osama bin Laden and using racist language recently resurfaced. However, he explained in the recent video that he was “not going to apologize,” adding, “sensitivities change, cultures change. When you’ve been doing it as long as we have, things f–king change. … I’m not going to bend the knee.”
The internet personality concluded his video by urging others to try and cancel Barstool. “Whenever you try to cancel us, and do these movements that pop up once every couple [of] years, he said. “It only makes us stronger.”
This is not the first time that Dave expressed his controversial views and opinions on social media.