Thank you, Jay Jay. I agree with what you say for the most part, but regardless of how the playing field has changed, the internet mob wields very little real, tangible power. (See their failure to remove Michael Jackson and R. Kelly from music history.) The true cancelers are the networks, the sponsors, the programmers, the employers, etc. Even if they’re influenced by the internet mob, ultimately, the decisions to drop shows, fire actors and hosts, and cut ties with celebs are theirs. And they’ve been doing just that on “moral” grounds for decades, well before social media appeared. Cancel culture has always existed. It’s nothing new. There’s just a trendy (annoying) tag attached to it now and a larger, louder, and less informed chorus joining in. And like I said, people only hate it when something they support is being cancelled. Gays have been cancelled since the beginning of time, but many people didn’t have a problem until Kevin Hart lost his Oscar gig over homophobic tweets.

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