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Timothée Chalamet’s cancelation trending over scripted anti-LGBTQ slur

Some fans are defending him, others are canceling him.

Mar 18, 2020, 7:29 pm

Internet Culture


Brooke Sjoberg

After the actor did a live reading of the play Tennessee, which included an anti-LGBTQ slur, Timothée Chalamet is facing both criticism and support from fans.

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The hashtag #TimothéeChalametIsOverParty is split between those who say Chalamet does not have the right to say such a slur even if it is scripted and those who believe he was just doing his job and isn’t homophobic IRL.

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“Just cause he had to read script doesn’t make it okay for him to say d*ke stop defending problematic people,” Twitter user @jihyokindagay wrote.

In defense of Chalamet, some are pointing out that this is “how acting works.”

“You’re someone. I was in a role once where I had to whip myself to calm my insatiable desire to have sex with my adopted daughter. I was judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd. It’s just acting. GTFO yourself,” Twitter user @evan_hample wrote.

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Other actors were brought up as an example.

“You MUST be kidding, actors say slurs all the time when they’re performing as someone homophobic,” Twitter user @written_vibes_ wrote. “Y’all didn’t get pressed Joe Alwin said the n-word in Harriet he would literally never be hateful. It’s a job.”

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In some cases, not everyone expressed anger over the word.

“As a lesbian he can call me a d*ke all he wants,” Twitter user @smanthaeleanor wrote.

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2020, 7:29 pm