Cancel culture is a social attitude that facilitates the unanimous agreement amongst multiple people that somebody is worthy of hate and slander due to controversial behaviors they have engaged in. Things like using racial or homophobic slurs, saying the n-word, and even offensive videos or tweets by you from several years in the past could lead to your cancellation. The original goal behind this movement was to make people who were in positions of power feel the consequences of their actions. They didn’t want people’s social status to shield them from the repercussions of their offensive behavior. However, cancel culture (in many cases) has led to a manifestation in large sums of people attempting to ostracize someone from society even before all the details of the controversy someone was involved in is available. In some instances cancel culture is effective in uniting people to take down an ill-intentioned figure who is in a position of power, but in most cases it leads to immediate outrage, mob mentality, irrational thinking and the spread of misinformation by people who want to capitalize on the controversy. The biggest problem with with cancel culture is that it stifles people’s ability to rehabilitate since people are more concerned with smearing someone’s reputation rather than educating them on why their behavior was unacceptable.
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