Cancel Culture

Lizzie Quattlebaum, staff

Cancel culture is a phenomenon that has become a new normal in today’s younger generations. According to it refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for public figures or companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. It is the new way of shaming celebrities on social media, saying that the public no longer supports them. 

“I feel like it has no real purpose other than to cause controversy,” junior Amanda Ray said. 

Many celebrities get “cancelled” and receive threats on social media, some haters don’t hesitate to send rude messages to their family members either. Haters are defined as people who greatly dislike a specified person or thing. 

“Fans put celebrities on a pedestal and expect them to be perfect so when they make a small mistake they get shamed and cancelled for it,” senior Jazi Whatley said. 

Consequences are in place for people to deal with the choices they make. They can be positive or negative depending on the situation. 

“Everyone makes mistakes, and there are consequences for those actions, but it shouldn’t be held against them and mess everything else up in their life,” junior Leah Griffin said. 

Cancel culture is not limited to celebrities. It can be in any kind of environment with all kinds of people. 

“I don’t like the term, I think some things need to be advised but not “cancelled”. It all starts when one side doesn’t like something, people can be too quick to “cancel” when they don’t have all the facts and it can be an overreaction. I think there needs to be more conversations and less reactions,” counselor Mr. Davenport said.