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Everything Wrong with the Brutal Cancel Culture

Everything Wrong with the Brutal Cancel Culture

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Ah, cancel culture; one of the things Twitter’s most notorious for. It’s the opportunity to expose famous TikTok users, YouTubers, and basically anyone we deem as unlikeable. From trending hashtags such as #_____IsCancelled and #_____IsOverParty, it can be tempting to hop on the canceling bus and fire insults at someone for doing something wrong just because, y’know, we feel like it. But what good does that serve, if anything?

Fame is something many of our young selves have dreamed of as early as childhood. Since then, we’ve looked up to singers, musicians, politicians, etc. as role models for their accomplishments. Because of this, however, we’re bound to create false perceptions of them; one that glorifies and only accounts for their good deeds. It’s natural to also want recognition under the spotlight, where billions of people can acknowledge and admire you. Here’s the downside though: it’d be almost impossible for any of your actions to go unnoticed, especially the ones you aren’t so proud of.

Society places immense pressure on people we see throughout the media. Just as we love to praise their achievements, we’re also quick to scrutinize and bash celebrities for all their wrongdoings, which can be mentally harmful to say the least. Public humiliation has been practiced for years as a present concept throughout history that dates back farther than we realize. Because of modern technology, it only takes users a few buttons and a couple minutes to “expose” someone’s actions through tweets, Snapchat stories, and Instagram posts.

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Hence its name, cancel culture involves the “canceling” or boycott of an individual/group over an action that violates society’s moral standards. With the eyes of the world watching, celebrities are held accountable for their every move, and all of a sudden, that same false perception we created for them is destroyed; they’re no longer the pure, kind-hearted person we visualized them as. What we fail to remember though is that we’re just as guilty as celebrities when it comes to our wrongful actions and the harmful words we say. The only thing differentiating celebrities from the rest of the world is the fact that almost everything they do is documented by the media while our day-to-day actions go unseen.

What’s The Goal For Cancel Culture?

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The goal that’s worked toward through cancelling someone is to strip them of their career/platform and to turn more people against them in response to their problematic deed(s). Although those who engage in cancel culture usually don’t succeed in actually ruining someone’s career, the basis around cancel culture and its aim is morally incorrect and shouldn’t be aimed at in the first place. Instead, we should give people the chance to recognize their fault, let what they did serve as a lesson, and then allow them to improve as a person. 

Cancel culture has demonstrated countless times that it’s ineffective in its goal and its practice. Public platforms such as Twitter are places that normalize harsh criticism in response to mistakes. While it’s not our responsibility to dedicate ourselves towards changing someone and their ways, putting an effort into helping them learn from their errors is much more effective than bashing them for whatever they are at fault for and leaving it at that. 

Because cancel culture thrives off of quick judgment, this can result in people holding back from voicing their opinion in fear of offending other people and their beliefs. We live in a day and age where varying, new opinions have always been the root of the construction of new technology, economic advancements, and much more. When one’s surroundings compile of and only consider similar, relating opinions and beliefs, this is called an echo chamber. An environment like this is harmful to society because it lacks the ability to advance forward due to the absence of diverse viewpoints. If this were our situation, society and our way of life would remain the exact same. 

While there are many cases where cancelling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

An elementary principle I remember being taught in school was the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s a simple rule, yes, yet society and cancel culture has proved otherwise. However, this is where you come in. On an individual basis, we must play our part in choosing to do what is right rather than following the crowd and hopping on trends in order to work towards denormalizing this negative cycle.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

Something important to remember when dealing with people who have different views than yours is that we’re all raised differently; not everyone belongs to the same culture, religion, or set of parents. While this certainly doesn’t excuse anyone’s actions, it’s definitely some food for thought. We must consider factors like these and see it as a gift to be morally educated and able to use our right judgment to correct someone when they’re wrong.

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

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While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

While there are many cases where canceling someone over more drastic measures is justified, cancel culture is used to degrade and shun others for even the simplest matters. Cancel culture’s whole concept is ironic in the sense that while people choose to engage in it, it goes against all the morals and qualities society strives to be, such as forgiving, understanding, patient, and more. 

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