Comedian Marlon Wayans has a few words for social media trigger fingers Marlon Wayans is on the press junket circuit promoting his upcoming film, Sextuplets, and Wayans recently spoke out against the "cancel culture" in comedy. The cancel culture is when those who get amped up in a negative way about jokes and take to social media to start a petition to cancel the comedian. Wayans believes these very actions are leading to a “cancel culture” in comedy. “Social media alerts the media, which then tells the message that everybody should be as sensitive about every topic, but that’s not true,” Wayans told BuzzFeed News' Twitter morning show, AM to DM. “Comedians, we’re supposed to speak our voice and we’re supposed to find what’s funny. That’s my job. It’s like telling a fireman, ‘You can’t go into that burning building.’ Well, how am I gonna save lives?” “My job is to talk about all the things people are scared to say,” Wayans explained. “My job is to go into these dark topics and go in these dark caves and come out with this elixir called ‘the laugh.’” Question for you, Onika. You are a comedian, what are your thoughts about this recent phenomenon of comedians getting canceled that starts with a person who was offended by a joke and then creates a petition on social media to get the comedian canceled.