After an eight-month hiatus, Christian comedian John Crist is once again offering his comedic take on things he observes in society.
Crist’s latest video, which he posted on Facebook Monday, is all about cancel culture — a phenomenon that has only gotten worse in the time he was away.
In the sketch, Crist walks through Walmart, picking up all kinds of products, making fun of how some who embrace cancel culture might respond to different brand names.
“Rebel ice cream? Wow, why don’t you just change this to ‘Soldier in the Confederate Army’ ice cream,” the comedian jokes after picking up a pint of ice cream from a freezer shelf.
At another point, Crist quips, “Orville Redenbacher — look at this guy, he definitely made some mistakes in his past. Do you wanna cancel him? We can, if you want. I’ll look up some mistakes he made in the past, and we can cancel him. I need to appease my white guilt by virtue signaling on the internet.”
Crist even poked fun at all the statues being torn down by protesters and rioters across the country due to their historical ties to the Confederacy (though statues of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass have also been removed).
He made fun of Tombstone Pizza, joking, “What stands on top of a tombstone? A statue. Tear ’em all down! Cancelled.”
Last year, the 36-year-old comedian abruptly cancelled his tour as his Netflix special was put on hold following allegations of sexual misconduct. He was accused of sexting multiple women as well as engaging sexually with married women and giving away show tickets in exchange for sexual favors.
Crist took a hiatus from comedy and took part in a four-month rehabilitation program. He just re-emerged earlier this month.
He said he “made a lot of poor choices” in his personal life, admitting his actions “hurt other people.” He said he was “embarrassed” and faced “consequences” for his decisions.
“I think at the beginning of this process,” Crist explained, “I wanted to hop on the internet, justify, and rationalize, and minimize, and kind of explain and defend myself. And coming all the way through the healing and recovery process, I can look at you eight months later and say those choices were on me. Those decisions were mine, and no one else’s, and no one else is to be blamed.”
“I point the fingers at on one else but myself,” he added.