For Whom Cancel Culture Tolls

Eric Schaffer | June 24, 2019
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Cancel culture is destroying public life as we know it. And if you don’t know what that is, or if you don’t think it applies to you, think again. Cancel culture is a phenomenon in public life and a recent development in Western cultures that if someone says something we don’t like, either now or in the past -- no matter how long ago it was -- we can destroy said person’s life. 

The most recent victim of such was Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv, who despite moral growth, was kicked out of Harvard for racist jokes he made at the age of sixteen, before his life became a whirlwind of activism. While it's interesting that we are going to hold a sixteen year-old to a higher standard than the Democratic Governor of Virginia, this only emphasizes the biased nature of cancel culture.

Sure, for now it's mainly celebrities that are affected by cancel culture, but soon, it could be you, too.