Somewhere along the line, explicit cancel culture got cancelled. Calling cancelling ‘cancelling’ isn’t cool anymore, but the cancelling still occurs; once a public figure wades deep enough into problematic waters, there exists a tangible progressive pressure to disavow them.
At the end of the day, cancelling lacks nuance – which is likely why it’s become . We have to keep context and intention in perspective and accept that there are some standards we cannot hold other to, because we could not hold ourselves to them.
The full wrath of public outrage should be reserved for those who commit the most vile of discretions. Everyone else deserves the right to learn and grow.