If Ellen DeGeneres Is Canceled, Why Is Christian Bale Still Around?

Christian Bale has managed to dodge the cancel mob, but if we’re ending people like Ellen DeGeneres for being mean, why does Bale get a pass?
Christian Bale, Ellen DeGeneres
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  • Ellen DeGeneres has been facing relentless calls for her cancellation over the past three months.
  • She’s allegedly a very mean person who repeatedly disrespected people ‘below’ her.
  • If those qualifications can get you canceled, then why isn’t anyone gunning after Christian Bale?

It’s too late to save Ellen DeGeneres. And no one really wants to except maybe Kevin Hart and Katy Perry. But with all the hatred directed at Ellen, it seems like the cancel mob has forgotten about Christian Bale.

That’s right; Batman is also not a great person. But does he deserve to lose his platform?

Video: Ellen’s Mask Comes Off

If We’re Canceling Ellen DeGeneres For Being Mean…

People are getting canceled left and right, and many of them for good reasons. Hollywood mainstays are facing an overdue comeuppance, whether they’re sexual deviants, racists, or just plain creepy.

Some people don’t deserve the animosity coming their way.

And some people are like Ellen DeGeneres.

She didn’t assault anyone. She wasn’t even a creep. But man, we just don’t like her.

Why? Because she treats people badly. She’s mean to her staff, her guests, and even the people paid to protect her.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is not a fan of her staff. | Source: Twitter

Essentially, she’s getting cancel calls because she’s mean. But if that’s enough to end someone’s career, then watch out, Christian Bale. It’s only a matter of time.

Christian Bale Should Probably Go Too

It’s been a while since he was in the news, but Christian Bale had a stretch of being thoroughly exposed as a jerk.

His most infamous moment was his movie set meltdown in 2009. Bale can be heard telling crewmembers to “shut the f*ck up.” He called another crewmember a “prick.”

After the director of photography repeatedly apologized and tried to explain that he was just doing his job, Bale screamed, “I’m going to f*cking kick your f*cking ass.”

Video: Listen to Christian Bale absolutely devour an innocent crewmember on the Terminator Salvation set.

He even had the nerve to say, “I’ve never had a DP behave like this.”

Well, guess what Batman, that DP probably never had an actor behave like Christian Bale.

And it wasn’t Bale’s first controversial moment.

The prior year, he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister.

Video: Christian Bale answers questions surrounding his alleged assault.

And yet, Bale has since appeared in blockbuster movies like The Dark Knight, American Hustle, and Ford v Ferrari. And he’s slated to star in the latest Thor installment.

And the Verdict Is…

Bale issued a lengthy apology for his 2009 outburst. But as we’ve seen in recent days with Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon, you can apologize for something awful you did 11 years ago, and the cancel mob will still hunt you down.

Christian Bale reveals the hypocrisy of cancel culture. The same people who are calling for the heads of people like Ellen DeGeneres and Dan Harmon haven’t made a peep about Bale.

His ‘crimes’ fall into similar categories as these two, but his punishment is nonexistent.

It’s becoming more evident that there isn’t a set standard on what will get you canceled. More often than not, it just depends on whether or not people like you.

One on hand, this conundrum reveals the toxicity of cancel culture. On the other hand, when you embark on a career in the public eye, your success will always be determined by the whims of the people.

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Aaron Weaver

Aaron Weaver

Aaron is the U.S. editor of CCN.com located in Los Angeles. He has been a professional writer and comedian for over ten years. After graduating with honors from Western Michigan University, he's written extensively for newspapers, websites, and various TV shows and web series. Email: aaron.weaver@ccn.com. , his LinkedIn profile here, or his Muck Rack profile here.

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