Cancel Culture describes a form of boycott in which someone (usually a celebrity) who has shared a questionable or unpopular opinion or has had behavior in their past that is perceived to be either offensive or problematic called out on social media is "canceled"; they are completely boycotted by many of their followers or supporters, often leading to massive declines in celebrities' (almost always social media personalities) careers and fanbase.
Why This Move Is Rotten
- Essentially, idiots use this move just to witchhunt, finding people, stalking, ruining people's legal careers, etc. for the purpose of causing a lot of drama.
- Some of them have even targeted the wrong people, for example, after British-American CEO Michael Lofthouse went on a drunken and racially charged rant in a restaurant, they targeted an unrelated company in the UK because both companies had the same name.
- They even audaciously call it "justice" when it is just harassment. Or even saying that it's to promote wholesomeness when it's sounding more like they want to force their mindset onto the world. Good intentions or not, this kind of 'forcing' via mental manipulation can end up smearing the otherwise innocent and perfectly good idea. An important lesson is that forcing so-called 'good deeds' onto others' mouth does make someone a cool, heroic champion of justice.
- Heck, they will even misuse the word "criticism" to justify their actions. Keep in mind that criticism is supposed to be used to help people improve on their behavior, not to harass and bully people.
- They think they're all edgy and cool when they're doing this action, when in reality they're not.
- While it's true that some people were to do really bad moments, they take them way too seriously by doing the things as mentioned in the first bullet point. One example would be Alinity (an online handle of video game streamer Natalia Mogollon) who was forcing her cat to drink Vodka, but she expressed her guilt for the Vodka thing by realizing it was stupid. The viewers in turn made death wishes and threats. Not only this is considered abuse, but it's also heartless towards people who would do a small mistake (and sort of big but already regretted).
- They even want to cancel people for the stupidest reasons. For instance:
- The K-Pop stans wanted to cancel Joji because they found out that he used to be Filthy Frank and used the "n" word in one of his videos. It's like these people are living under the rock or something.
- Speaking of K-Pop stans, they even want to cancel Jason Derulo all because he was celebrating his song Savage Love peaking at #1 in seventeen countries.
- A group of people called out Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp after a video of him and his friends singing along to Freaky Friday, a song that has the n-word in it, was leaked when he was actually replacing the word with "neighbor".
- They tried to cancel Cardi B due to the legit fact someone made a rumor she drugged and robbed men, but she literally didn't! Worse, even the victims went to claim they were joking!
- Now they are trying to cancel Chris Pratt because of his religion, his political views, and even his race, calling him a homophobe and even a white supremacist. And to make matters worse, they viciously attacked his fellow co-stars just for sticking up for him.
- They never care about apologies, all they care about is wanting to hurt people as if it was a game. They screenshoted innocent people's former nature, actions, and art/photos to make them look like they're still bad and immature today and they claim it as "true nature" or "true colors", although it was the past and they're beating a dead horse.
- They even go after organizations and companies too.
- Some people cancelled Wendy's just because the company that owns them donated money to the Trump organizations.
- A group of Karens and Moral Guardians wanted to cancel [adult swim] all because of a show that had something that they felt offensive and claimed that it was Cartoon Network after hours.
- The infamous group One Million Moms are known for this practice mostly on those for LGBT and they even tried canceling products and shows for other stupid reasons.
- They discourage good change. How simple can you get?
- Even the Thomas fandom is a part of this move. As they use "#Shunt" in their version and that fandom doesn't even care if those people are sensitive or even trying to apologize or even treat others with respect. They blame the victims if they're causing the drama while it's themselves who are doing it.
- They keep doing it no matter what, even if you try to confront them.
- Never tell them that they're wrong because they will antagonize you.
- They sometimes fake the "losing faith in humanity" or "want to die" just for attention.
- They think innocent people play the victim cards when it's really true that they are victims and think the innocent people are asking for attention while they're actually serious.
- They make people afraid to come up and address the wrongs properly. A good reason why you should never take the internet way too seriously.
- This move is so strong that it can make people hide their wrongdoings all because of them giving many kinds of people fear.
- Heck, not only do adults get the cancel culture treatment but even teenagers have faced this as well.
- According to them, "one little mistake (yes a very little one) = you are over" and "if someone does something wrong, stop supporting them and forget if they apologize or try to correct their behaviors".
- Nowadays, cancel culture has arisen in recent years due to the increase in social media.
- They even caused people to commit suicide because of this move.
- They even celebrated the deaths of some of the people they boycotted, thinking that they got what they deserved.
- They always ignore that cancel culture is bad for our mental health (and that is no joke). With that said, see here for more details.
- They deny cancel culture when cancel culture is actually real when you think about how the internet is a potentially dangerous place.
- They could also be cowards since they prefer to harm people without any consequences.
- Even toxic anti-SJWs use this move. Although they claim that they're against cancel culture, they like to boycott and ruin the reputations of people and things they don't like, especially SJWs, thus making them hypocrites.
- Thanks to their horrendous actions, they were powerful enough to bring down a lot of communities.
- Now on Dr. Seuss' birthday, they removed certain books.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- Not all of them go violent or toxic and have valid reasons like canceling Netflix's Cuties for sexualizing pre-teen girls.
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