And she says people in the public eye should be forgiven if they ‘change their mind’ or ‘make a mistake’.
Judge Masked Singer, 54, was talking to Rylan Clark for his podcast, Rylan’s Ry-Union.
She said she was sad that ‘forgiveness is no longer on the agenda’ and also revealed she would not change anything about her ‘addictive past’ as a teenager.
On cancel culture, where an individual becomes widely ostracized by the public for an unpopular view they may have spread, the former Big Brother host said: “It’s the new thing that I think celebrities or the actors or whoever in the public eye is most terrified of… you say something and you’re canceled.
“I think it’s because of the lack of forgiveness that anyone is allowed to have for making a mistake.
“One of the things that I find really weird is firing someone over a tweet they made in 2011.
“In 12 years, I have changed so much.
You must be allowed to change your mind. Sometimes people could have been racist or homophobic 10 or 12 years ago and they might have met someone along the way who would have changed their light.”
She added, “We don’t have to stop the voices that annoy us or make us worse or say something different and shame them. It seems like forgiveness is off the table. It sounds really sad.”
Davina did not regret her past as a well-documented drug addict.
“In France, it was crazy. I was 14, I was allowed to go away with a bunch of 20-year-olds for a weekend and I was taking lots of drugs. I thought I was ‘that ‘, I was so cool and I knew what was. I didn’t know what was going on.
“I didn’t have the emotional maturity to deal with what was happening to me.”
But she said: “I wouldn’t change my past. I’m sad that I had to go through this, but I learned a lot from it. And it made me who I am today. And I’m a person. very different from that girl at the time.”