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Is “Cancel Culture” Real? | What Does It Meme

“Cancel culture”: is it the bane of our modern existence, an overdue reckoning for the powerful, PC-hysteria-driven mob rule, or does it not even exist? To cancel is, essentially, to culturally boycott—to stop giving your support to a celebrity or company after they’ve done something that offends you or expressed views you find unsavory. While some paint cancel culture as an out-of-control moral panic terrorizing our society, others say there is no such thing—and that for the most part when people are canceled, nothing lasting really happens to them. Here’s our Take on why getting cancelled is more of a phase than a permanent state, and how this tool can be used for better and for worse.