Dakota on Hammer, Depp & LaBeouf: A star's defiant stance on cancel culture
Dakota Johnson surprises Sundance with edgy remarks referencing Armie Hammer's allegations while honoring director Luca Guadagnino. Raises brows & talks cancel culture.
Dakota Johnson (Source: Vanity Fair)
"Dakota Johnson's Controversial Sundance Moments: From Armie Hammer Jabs to Cancel Culture Convictions"
It was at the start of 2023, during Sundance's shimmering nights, when Hollywood's darling Dakota Johnson delivered remarks that became the talk of Tinseltown. Stepping onto the stage to honor Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, as reported by Vanity Fair, Dakota stirred the pot, referencing not just her missed roles but also diving into the choppy waters of allegations surrounding Armie Hammer.
A Peachy Remark That Packed a Punch
Guadagnino, known for directing Dakota in films like A Bigger Splash and Suspiria, was being recognized for his exemplary work. Dakota's speech was supposed to be a tribute, but it quickly took a spicy turn. Dakota mentioned the 2017 sensation Call Me by Your Name, noting how she missed being a part of it. Then came the zinger, “Thank god though because then I would’ve been another woman that Armie Hammer tried to eat.” A reference to the film’s iconic scene where Timothée Chalamet's character becomes intimate with a peach later discovered by Hammer's character.
Armie's Allegations: Dakota's View
The quip wasn't just a cheeky film reference. Dakota's words brought back memories of a time when Hammer faced accusations so severe they threatened his career. Leaked DMs discussing his dark fantasies and the LAPD's investigation into rape accusations against him filled headlines for months. Hammer has since then refuted all these accusations, standing his ground through legal representation.
Navigating the Cannibalistic Waters
Dakota's Sundance remarks also touched upon Guadagnino's latest, Bones and All, a cannibal-themed romance starring Chalamet and Taylor Russell. “Who knew cannibalism was so popular?” she quipped, proving her point with wit and humor.
Dakota's Stand Against Cancel Culture
Having worked alongside Hammer in films like The Social Network and Wounds, Dakota has been vocal about her stand against cancel culture. She’s backed not only Hammer but other stars like Johnny Depp and Shia LaBeouf, all of whom have faced their share of controversy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2021, Dakota said, “I feel sad for anyone who was harmed or hurt. It’s just really sad. I do believe that people can change.” A sentiment that many resonate with, but few have the courage to voice.
In hindsight, that night at Sundance wasn't just about awards or honors. It was about Dakota Johnson's audacious remarks, her stand against cancel culture, and her belief in the transformative power of change.
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