Cancel Culture

Graphic Courtesy of Angeline Tan

Graphic Courtesy of Angeline Tan

Jada Portillo, Opinion Editor

You are. Cancelled. 

Cancel Culture, Cancel Culture, Cancel Culture.  

What a time to be alive to witness the cancellation of others. Although if we were all celebrities, I’m pretty sure we would all be cancelled.

From our favorite celebrities, influencers, YouTubers, TiktokersPopstars, Actors, you name it. Anyone who you look up could have some real dirt behind their name; it just hasn’t been dug up yet. 

Cancel culture is basically an internet army of people who constantly comment words of hate to get their point across of the person in the wrongThey spread videos, tweets, tag them in everything, making YouTube videos, Tiktoks – anything to “cancel” that particular person 

They cancel out (like math) or in other words call someone out for doing something terribly bad like saying racial slurs, being a part of organizations, their personal beliefs, going against the law, going out during a pandemic, opinions, name dropping, not using your platform, using an event to benefit your popularity, being friends with someone in the wrong, etc. 

We could go on all day talking about the reasons as to why people have been cancelled. 

Most influencers who are cancelled never actually get cancelled, instead just like school, there’s always something new to talk about. 

The stars who get cancelled are pushed aside until cancel culture gets bored of the new cancellation like a deer in the headlights.  

This all plays into the seventy-two hour rule where you have seventy-two hours (three days) in the limelight until someone else takes your spot. 

Usually cancel culture does a pretty good job at shutting down careers and making people completely disappear from all social media platforms, never to return again. Others gain the motivation to keep moving no matter what stops them. 

If you ever need a place to go to find the latest cancellation, tea channels are the way to go. They carry so many receipts you might think they’re the FBI, posting tons and tons of information that can ruin someone’s career or not. 

From cancel culture shutting down careers and closing doors, influencers have been afraid to say the wrong things. Either because they have done some bad things in their past or because they just really fear the whole idea of getting cancelled by an internet mob.