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Cancel Culture, Good or Bad?

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Some RHS students share their view on cancel culture.

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary cancel culture is defined as, “the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure.”


Senior Anessa Rios thinks, “Cancel culture takes things too far, sometimes, yet, some people deserve the punishment of being canceled.” An example of when cancel culture goes too far is when it incites violence and disrupts natural peace. Like when Skai Jackson posted the IP address and physical address of a Twitter user after he used a racial slur as a joke.


Freshman Adin Alvarez claims, “Cancel culture is useless because some people who don’t deserve to get canceled, get canceled.” Like in the case of Terry Crews who was canceled on the internet because he came forth about being sexually assaulted and internet goers did not believe him and bullied him and attempted to cancel him for lying.


This raises the question, has anyone actually ever successfully been canceled?


When asked this question David Lucan responded, “When it comes to celebrities, no, none have been canceled, for example Cardi B and James Charles deserved to be canceled, but were not.” Cardi B admitted to drugging men and mugging them and James Charles texted multiple minors in a flirting manner.


Senior Vincent Avila exclaimed, “Gemini Official … got banned and has yet to return.'' Gemini Official was a famous Tiktok influencer who messaged multiple underage girls for sexaul favors. Multiple social media influencers have been accused of sexual misconduct with a minor yet still have a platform. For example, Sienna Mae allegedly sexually assaulted Jack Wright. Sienna Mae still has 13.2 million followers on Tiktok and owns her own clothing line. Another example would be Tony Lopez who allegedly texted underage girls and still has 23.2 million followers on Tiktok.


Cancel culture seems to be slowing down as not that many people seem to be affected by it lately. Cancel culture was most prominent during the pandemic so maybe we will see another rise of canceling during the next pandemic.

 


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Sierra Peeden
Sierra Peeden
14. Okt. 2022

I believe that cancel culture doesn't work on the people it should. It should take away influencers platforms that don't deserve a following, but many influencers have done terrible things but have managed to keep their platforms. It's ineffective and isn't really good in any way.

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Noah Sandoval
Noah Sandoval
13. Okt. 2022

I believe that cancel culture is not a real thing, more like a bed time story you tell your kids or siblings so they can get scared and go to sleep faster unless they want to get CANCELED. But I do believe that the folks that work at Blaze Pizza should be CANCELED, I really dislike blaze pizza

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Alexander Bedia
Alexander Bedia
13. Okt. 2022

To me, cancel culture is a way for many smaller influences to overpower and pressure a giant influence. I feel like it should stay because this is the only way smaller voices can band together and fight back.

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I definitely do believe that cancel culture is taken way out of hands especially the last few years. The amount of times I witnessed "THEIR CANCELED, I WAS SUCH A HUGE FAN OF THEM" and writing major comments how their support for one person is gone, but continues to post and stan them, with the only exception they make sure to have it known that "they don't support their actions." In my opinion seeing and hearing the amount of unnecessary "their canceled" comments, and finding out the actual reason most times is because they said something twenty years ago is really dull. And I believe that's my biggest problem with the internet, because celebrities are held to such high standards,…

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Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez
13. Okt. 2022

Cancel culture is something that is normalized in todays world but I feel like most of the time its useless and there is no point. There are some times were it seems like the situation needed to be brought to the public eye but if its nothing serious then I think it should just not be used as much as it is.

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