Jennifer Aniston says she is “so over cancel culture” and that not everyone who makes mistakes should be put “in the Harvey Weinstein basket”.
The Hollywood star said she had no experiences of harassment from the disgraced movie mogul but that her memories of him were not fond.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal magazine (WSJ), Aniston discussed media cycles and her ventures into producing with fellow actress Reese Witherspoon.
“I’m so over cancel culture,” Aniston told the WSJ.
“I probably just got cancelled by saying that. I just don’t understand what it means… Is there no redemption? I don’t know.
“I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”
Aniston and Witherspoon star in and produce The Morning Show, which follows the inner workings of the cut-throat world of American breakfast TV show production.
The series first arrived in 2019, following the growth of the online #MeToo movement in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.
Aniston told the WSJ that she had not personally experienced any harassment from Weinstein, but added: “He’s not a guy, you’re like, ‘God, I can’t wait to hang out with Harvey.’ Never.“You were actually like, ‘Oh, God, ok, suck it up.“I remember actually, he came to visit me on a movie to pitch me a movie. And I do remember consciously having a person stay in my trailer.”
Aniston said that producing The Morning Show was a milestone, describing it as a “very big-girl” thing, but that it was nice to share the responsibility with Witherspoon – “ somebody that you’ve known forever”.