Dakota Johnson says cancel culture is a ‘downer’ after working with Shia LaBeouf and Armie Hammer

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress called the movement a ‘downer’ in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying that she understands people need to be held accountable but questioned if cancel culture is doing more harm than good. As someone who previously worked with Shia LaBeouf and Armie Hammer, the actress seemingly has mixed feelings in light of the abuse allegations each man has faced, sharing, "I never experienced that firsthand from any of those people." Dakota said that she had "an incredible time working with them" on those projects, though her relationship with them was purely professional. More recently, Armie has since stepped away from the public eye to seek help for "drug and alcohol issues," amid his ongoing divorce from Elizabeth Chambers. Likewise, Shia sought help for undisclosed issues which came after his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs accused him of emotional abuse. He denied the singer's allegations. Dakota said that she feels bad "about the loss of great artists," but acknowledged that some people are cancelled for a good enough reason.